Brose

More time for innovation. Our SAP expertise sets new global standards for Brose. A success story.

Innovation is in our DNA

The fourth largest family-owned automotive supplier in the world, Brose Group, has distinguished itself in its long history through innovative products and manufacturing technologies. By always keeping an eye on the technological trends of tomorrow, Brose has continued a pattern of success through innovation. In cooperation with SSI SCHAEFER, as general contractor for material and information flow at the Czech production site in Ostrava, also culminated in an innovation that goes far beyond the industry standard. In this case, a fully automated loading tugger train controlled by SAP.

THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BROSE AND SSI SCHAEFER

What specific services has SSI SCHAEFER provided for the goals of Brose?

Every second a new car is fitted with mechatronic systems for doors, seats, or electric motors from Brose. And, more than 80 manufacturers and 40 suppliers rely on the performance of the international company. This high-end performance requires absolute reliability of all processes – especially due to the constant increase in the number of new developments and articles. All are good reasons for restructuring logistics and production supply at the second-largest production site – and for concentrating warehouse capacities. The big objective for Brose – a forklift free factory.

Since a reliable production operation is a key to Brose, the solution needed to be precise. The introduction of tugger trains to take product supply to the production facility enabled a reliable automation process. The intralogistics processes, including tugger train loading, are all fully automated for the world-renowned automotive supplier. The innovation of the material flow concept is apparent in the functional scope of SAP EWM, a concept unrivaled in the industry. It includes sequenced retrieval and provision is based on the needs and the fully automatic loading of bins for tugger trains. It has been integrated into the existing SAP infrastructure, which is precisely tailored to the needs of Brose.

To achieve the specific tugger train logistics requirements, an extensive planning tool has been designed in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich. As a certified SAP partner, SSI SCHAEFER implemented this directly within SAP EWM. The result is a reliable, preplanned timing of tugger trains based on multiple variables, including shifts, breaks, or routes within a given timetable.

The downstream process and plant control is carried out via SAP. In addition, a 5-aisle high-bay warehouse and a 7-aisle miniload system automatic storage and retrieval machines house the various automotive parts for storage until needed for manufacturing. Numerous conveyor system components, as well as the use of robotic applications for automated depalletizing, ensure high process efficiency in the material flow.

 

An intelligent solution for a fully automated production supply

“The new solution allows for minimal manual handling, direct, optimized material provision, reduced effort by staff, and improved economics. SSI SCHAEFER simplified and streamlined workflows, made processes more transparent, and increased throughput with system automation, material flow conversion, and a consistent SAP solution. We are extremely satisfied with this intelligent solution for a fully automated production supply.”

Claudia Vogel-Daniel, Project Coordinator, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Coburg

IMPRESSIONS ON THE PARTNERSHIP WITH BROSE

Spectacular insights into the two family businesses’ successful project

Innovative material flow concept for a highly dynamic production supply within a forklift free factory:  At Brose, the tugger train solution perfectly matches the high bay warehouse, miniload system, pallet and bin conveyor technology as well as software.

The Basis of the success stories

A high-tech innovation within a forklift free factory: fully automated loading tugger train controlled by SAP.

SAP Recognized Expertise

Industrial

Complete solutions for your optimized industrial material flow based on comprehensive concepts for warehouse and production logistics

Read more
Industry solutions 4.0
Schaeffler Success Story EN

Schaeffler

Coop - Everthing in Stock

Coop

Suning - The Impossible made possible

Suning

HARIBO Claim Keyvisual en

HARIBO

Gebr. Heinemann Claim Keyvisual en

Gebr. Heinemann

Märklin Claim Keyvisual

Gebr. Märklin

Do you have questions or remarks?

Discover more of our Case Studies

Success stories are always the most exciting when experienced up close and personal. Learn more about our intralogistics projects in our case studies: What challenges had to be overcome? What particularities had to be taken into account? And how were they ultimately successfully implemented? You can find all these interesting and useful details in our case studies.

We always work together with our customers to develop their own success story. Perhaps we can develop the next one with you.

software wamas

Case Study Coop Switzerland

Warehouse worker filling A-frame equipment with stock from stock totes

Case Study Symbion

Kloosterboer_high_bay.tif

Kloosterboer Cool Port 2 Rotterdam

A-Frame

Case Study CERP Rouen

palett racking PR 600

Case Study DB Schenker

Shop delivery - One box for the entire flow of goods at dm

Case Study DM

Pallet racking system

Case Study EDEKA, Germany

SSI Carrier, overhead conveying system, pouch sorter, pouch conveyor, conveying

Case Study Omnichannel Distribution

The Hema branches are mainly supplied with environmentally friendly returnable

Case Study Hema

IT, WAMAS, logistics software at JYSK Sweden

Case Study JYSK

Modular shelving

Case Study Karl Stolz: Scalable multi-level shuttle controlled by SAP

External view of the warehouse of Klingspor

Case Study Klingspor

Automated guided vehicle by MoTuM

Case Study Longchamp

Pallet conveying system

Case Study Mydibel

Automated Guided Vehicle WEASEL®

Case Study NextLevel Logistics

Reference Pharmapool

Case Study Pharmapool AG

Case Study Stockmann

Case Study Stockmann

case study, united drug, dublin, ireland, 2018, healthcare, small parts,

Case Study United Drug

We have some stories to tell

Best Practice Guides

Innovations and Trends in material handling and logistics

Trends

Do you have questions or remarks?