Müller Martini: Storage and Picking of Small Parts for Production

The dynamic market environment of the printing industry requires Müller Martini to provide quick responses with efficient solutions with smooth processes. For this reason, Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing 46 narrow lift modules with 17 new three-meter wide SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from

SSI SCHAEFER. The direct integration of the new lift modules into the existing SAP environment was a crucial success factor for Müller Martini.

Project Requirements

The dynamic market environment of the printing industry requires Müller Martini to provide quick responses and efficient solutions with smooth processes. For this reason, Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing 46 narrow lift modules with 17 new three-meter wide SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER. The direct integration of the new lift modules into the existing SAP environment was a crucial success factor for Müller Martini.

Goals:

  • Efficient storage: Provision of a 2,600 m2 storage area for approx. 48,000 items

  • Dismantling of the existing lift modules and construction of 17 SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER without disrupting normal plant operation

  • Integration of the SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules into the SAP environment without the need for additional hardware and software

  • Optimization of the picking process

SSI SCHAEFER SYSTEM SOLUTION AND COMPONENTS

Informations about the SSI SCHAEFER Solutions and Components

SSI SCHAEFER SYSTEM SOLUTION AND COMPONENTS

The spare parts and components handled on a daily basis (approx. 300 items) are delivered to quality control, or are taken directly to the assembly area or warehouse, depending on the requirements. A goods-in transaction and a transport order are generated via SAP ERP for those small parts that are delivered to the warehouse. The goods are then transported to a SSI LOGIMAT® for storage with the accompanying documentation.

If an assembly order is planned and recorded in the ERP system, a picking order with a barcode is generated and provided to the employees. The barcode is then read by the barcode scanner on the SSI LOGIMAT®. The required components are now provided by the SSI LOGIMAT®, and every time an item is removed, the process is acknowledged using the LOGIBAR. The lift system needs to generate the retrieval process for the small parts in ascending order by storage location and SSI LOGIMAT® to ensure efficient picking.

Once picking of the small parts is complete, the components, which are gathered on a carousel carrier are sent for removal in the relevant area and then delivered to the defined assembly address for installation.

CONNECTION TO SAP

Seamless Connection to the SAP-System

SAP EWM implemented by IT experts: customized and from a single source

Connection to SAP

Thanks to Status C, the SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules can be integrated directly into the SAP environment. Future software updates from SAP can therefore be implemented easily.

KEY SYSTEM FIGURES FROM MÜLLER MARTINI

Every Information at a glance

Warehouse area

500 m2

Number

17

Width/height

3.000 mm/6.850 mm

Number of trays

An average of 62 trays per lift module

Storage locations

51.900

Additional functions

  • LOGIBAR: Continuous confirmation light barrier under the operating opening for enhancing picking performance

  • LOGITILT: Tray tilting mechanism for ergonomic operation

  • LOGIDUAL: Alternating provision of trays on 2 operating levels per access opening

  • LOGIPOINTER: Optical indication of the storage position using a laser pointer

Software solution

SAP integration using Status C


CASE STUDY: MÜLLER MARTINI DRUCKVERARBEITUNGS-SYSTEME AG

Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing narrow lift modules with new three-meter wide LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER.

The dynamic market environment of the printing industry requires Müller Martini to provide quick responses and efficient solutions with smooth processes. For this reason, Müller Martini decided to modernize its storage environment and replace the existing 46 narrow lift modules with 17 new three-meter wide LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules from SSI SCHAEFER. The direct integration of the new lift modules into the existing SAP environment was a crucial success factor for Müller Martini.

What our customers say

"SSI SCHAEFER offered us a complete solution that fully meets our requirements. The SSI LOGIMAT® is a robust product boasting the latest technology and the solution offered for integration into our SAP environment really impressed us."
Roland Habermann
Head of order logistics, SAL, OEM purchasing at Müller Martini Druckverarbeitungs-Systeme AG