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SSI SCHAEFER receives the “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019”

Every two years, Bosch honors the best of their suppliers from around the world with the “Bosch Global Supplier Award”. This year, SSI SCHAEFER received the award in the category "Purchasing of indirect materials", in the field of plastic injection moulding containers. Bosch rewards outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – very important are quality, costs, innovation, and logistics. From its roughly 43,000 suppliers, Bosch awarded 47 suppliers from 15 countries.

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SSI SCHAEFER is Investing in the Future

The strong growth and global orientation of SSI SCHAEFER result in a worldwide investment boost for the company: New employees, prestigious buildings, and state-of-the-art production facilities – the intralogistics specialist has a lot going on around the globe, and developments are continuously being reported. Currently, one of the greatest milestones is the construction of new buildings at the existing locations Giebelstadt and Friesach, which will not only create more space for new employees, but will also support a modern corporate culture. The very popular sector of Customer Services & Support in Graz has also moved into a new space, given that its number of employees more than doubled in a short time.

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Herobild Blog

An experts’ blog about IT trends in intralogistics

SSI SCHAEFER launches IT Blog
In the digital age, the world of logistics is constantly and rapidly changing. It is becoming more and more of a challenge to stay on top of the latest developments and the relevance for company logistics.

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Update special edition Healthcare & Cosmetics

High-value products, complete and traceable docu­mentation, along with a complex operational frame­work place high demands on the intralogistics of manufacturing and distribution in both healthcare and cosmetics industries. Compliance guarantees essential patient safety and can make the decisive advantage in competitive markets.
SSI SCHAEFER is firmly committed to safety by providing complete documentation of prescription drugs throughout the entire warehouse.

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WAMAS® Labor & Resource Management is a workforce management solution for your warehouse

WAMAS® Labor & Resource Management for Maximized and Transparent Productivity

Quicker, more efficient, simply better: the new "Labor and Resource Management" system, WAMAS® LRM, from SSI SCHAEFER is ushering intralogistics into a new era of optimized performance and guaranteed maximum information transparency. The intelligent system looks at everything from individual processes to the entire internal material flow in order to optimize procedures and productivity.

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SSI SCHAEFER automates warehouse for ZF Friedrichshafen

ZF awarded SSI SCHAEFER the contract to automate a new area of their warehouse in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

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Now available: „Update“

How do you despatch frozen food and ensure freshness and a closed-loop supply chain at the same time? What impact do trends like Digitalization have on the market sector food & beverages? What logistics challenges is the Asian market facing? And how can logistics software help to optimize production and storage of lemonade? Please find answers to these challenges, further future-oriented ideas and solutions in SSI SCHAEFER’s company magazine,“Update”.

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Update 33

Quo vadis, AI? The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is omnipresent and plays a key role – both in business and private environments. The euphoria in society quickly gives the impression that the technology is already well developed.

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update 31

Now more than ever, consumers are demanding digital, tailor-made offerings, one-of-a-kind brand experiences, and rapid delivery. This is where intralogistics comes into play. And, it is not a commodity. It provides a key competitive advantage in highly contested markets – saving our customers precious time.

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Software-Solutions

SSI SCHAEFER at transport logistic 2017

An expert partner with outstanding software for diverse market requirements: SSI Schäfer IT Solutions GmbH at transport logistic 2017 / Hall B 2.629. IT knowledge plays a pivotal role in SSI SCHAEFER’s business strategy – a fact underlined by a dedicated stand for SSI Schäfer IT Solutions GmbH at the transport logistic 2017 trade fair (9th to 12th May in Munich). As intralogistics requirements grow increasingly complex, IT skills will be key to mastering the challenges of customers in various industries – and to developing high-performance, future-proof solutions.

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SSI SCHAEFER and Stockmann at the 2017 Textile Logistics Congress

SSI SCHAEFER together with Finland's Stockmann Group presented innovative solutions for future challenges and trends in textiles logistics at this year's Textile Logistics Congress (Textillogistik Kongress ) on 7 September in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Intralogistics experienced first-hand in China

The SSI SCHAEFER Group is the first company in the sector to open a technology centre for the Chinese market in Kunshan near Shanghai. The facility – with a showroom, convention centre and development department – represents a crucial, strategic factor in tapping the growing market in the region.

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SSI SCHAEFER Wins Award for Supply Chain Transformation of the Year (Projects)

On 22 November 2018, the annual Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards were presented in 24 award categories in Singapore. SSI SCHAEFER, awarded with “Supply Chain Transformation of the Year (Projects)”, was recognized for its solution implementation in the Supply Chain City, which was judged based on the positive effects on transformation in terms of productivity, operating efficiency, and savings.

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SSI Schaefer consolidates its position in Benelux with ABM takeover

​​​​​​​The strategic decision was completed on August 2, 2017, with the signing of the contract. To further build on its competencies in the engineering and software sectors in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg, the world-leading system provider SSI Schaefer acquired ABM (Automation Beyond Measure).

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Schüco: Automated intralogistics operations

SCHÜCO International KG, one of the world's leading specialists in window, door and façade technology, has contracted SSI SCHAEFER to expand its facilities for accessories and fittings logistics at the Metal division in Bielefeld.

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Outstanding model for success: SSI Carrier one of the "Best of 2018"

Just in time for the large trade fairs in Hanover, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH has presented outstandingly innovative solutions with the 2018 Industry Award. The crucial criteria when it came to swaying the expert jury was, above all, the ecological, technological, economic, and social benefits of nominated solutions. The patented SSI Carrier pouch sorter system from SSI SCHAEFER has now officially been named as one of the "Best of 2018" in the "Intralogistics & Production Logistics" category.

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Produktneuheit 2018: SSI Flexi Shuttle

Flexibility in Every Aspect

SSI SCHAEFER, one of the global market leaders and innovators in the intralogistics sector, continues to expand its comprehensive shuttle portfolio for small load carriers with the innovative SSI Flexi Shuttle. The new solution will be unveiled at the intralogistics trade show, LogiMAT 2018. Powered by supercapacitors, the innovative single-level shuttle system can handle a variety of stored goods with a storage capacity of up to 50 kg, thanks to the adjustable-width load handling device (LHD). The unique feature of this system is the dynamically adaptable storage location sizes according to the dimensions of the stored goods. This feature is possible thanks to flexible positioning in the racking system.

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State-of-the-art picking system for pharmaceutical wholesaler

Long-term success in the pharmaceutical sector calls for the highest transparency and consistent documentation. In order to meet these requirements, Pharmaceutical Distribution Company Slawex Sp. z o.o. from Lublin, leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in Poland, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with the extension and modernization of their distribution center in Klaudyn. Fully automatic picking processes combined with the Schaefer Scan Machine meet pharmaceutical requirements and guidelines.

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Siemens Industry Day in Technology Center

How can the material flow in companies be further optimized? What solution concepts are currently available? How do you make your business fit for the future? These and other questions were discussed at the Siemens Logistics Industry Day on 09/20/2017 in Würzburg.

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SSI SCHAEFER receives SAP Recognized Expertise

SSI SCHAEFER receives SAP Recognized Expertise in the Field of Supply Chain Management
SAP Germany SE honors SSI SCHAEFER with the SAP Recognized Expertise certificate, thereby confirming the extremely high competence level of the intralogistics expert for SAP solutions in supply chain management.

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Case Study Salvus

SSI SCHAEFER creates new logistics center for Salvus

SSI SCHAEFER creates a logistics center in a silo design for Salvus Mineralbrunnen GmbH in Emsdetten. Constant company growth and the desire for increased automation formed the foundation for the construction of the new warehouse, for which SSI SCHAEFER, as general contractor, is responsible for everything from the racking construction to the integration of automated hardware and process-supporting IT services.

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SSI SCHAEFER's First SAP Customer Day

On its first SAP Customer Day, the global leader in intralogistics, SSI SCHAEFER, presented and discussed the future challenges for intralogistics at its Giebelstadt technology center. The focus was on increasingly complex business processes, digitalization, and supply chain management in real time as well as the topics of sustainability, big data, and mobility. Varied presentations from experts and customers as well as a hands-on tour of the technology center gave the 55 invited guests an understanding of different solutions and provided ample opportunity for discussions on individual logistics projects and technological innovations.

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Newly automated picking and shipping system for the logistics of BS-Apotheken

Sustainable logistics solution for faster order processing

SSI SCHAEFER implements a highly automated picking and shipping system for SANICARE, one of Germany's largest mail-order pharmacies. The new system handles more than half of the picking processes automatically. With a processing time of 20 minutes per parcel, up to 10,000 shipments leave the logistics center every day.

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SSI SCHAEFER implements distribution center for Ricardo Nini S.A.

Ricardo Nini S.A., one of the leading wholesalers in Argentina, chose SSI SCHAEFER as general contractor for intralogistics to equip a highly automated logistics center in Moreno, a city in the Buenos Aires Province.

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SSI SCHAEFER automates central warehouse for Rossmann

The drugstore chain Rossmann commissioned SSI SCHAEFER to automate their central warehouse in their Polish subsidiary in Łódź. In addition to installing a custom-fit pallet and bin conveying system, implementing 84 ergonomic work station systems and the logistics software WAMAS®, SSI SCHAEFER will equip a 10-aisle miniload with more than 100,000 bin storage locations operated by SCHAEFER Miniload Cranes (SMC).

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PostNord and Stadium in joint venture

PostNord TPL AB and Stadium Sverige AB automate their e-commerce warehouse in Norrköping, Sweden. The project will take e-commerce logistics to the next level for all members of the Stadium family: Stadium, Stadium Outlet and Sneakers Point.

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State-of-the-art logistics center for pharmaceutical products

Postnord TPL AB, a leading provider of communication and logistics solutions in Scandinavia, and Apotek Hjärtat AB, opted for SSI SCHAEFER to provide the intralogistics for their central pharmaceutical logistics center in Norrköping, Sweden. The project includes material flow planning and a logistics concept, as well as equipping different warehouse areas with state-of-the-art automated systems, corresponding picking strategies and comprehensive software support. The tailor-made solution has also been designed for picking e-commerce orders.

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Premier Farnell

Synergy in Technology

SSI SCHAEFER, one of the global market leaders and innovators in the intralogistics sector, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with global technology development distributor, Premier Farnell, to equip the company’s new Leeds Distribution Centre with a state-of-the-art order fulfillment solution.

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New name & focus: SSI Schäfer Automation GmbH

Markets and technologies are changing rapidly, with huge ramifications for intralogistics. There is increasing demand for solutions that can be implemented rapidly and tailored to the unique requirements of specific industries and customers. SSI SCHAEFER has responded to this challenge, adopting a new, more global sales structure and concentrating its expertise for automated end-to-end systems in SSI Schäfer Automation GmbH – effective from 1st January 2017.

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NextLevel Logistik: repeat order WEASEL® fleet

SSI SCHAEFER has delivered another fleet of WEASEL automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to fashion logistics service provider NextLevel Logistik® GmbH. The vehicles are being used in the picking area of a hanging goods warehouse.

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Greater focus on customer and market needs

At the LogiMAT trade fair, from 14th - 16th March 2017 in Stuttgart, SSI SCHAEFER will present its innovative system solutions for intralogistics, with a new, global sales structure for complete automated solutions and the new company SSI Schäfer IT Solutions GmbH.

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Lyko Group AB invests in SSI SCHAEFER`s warehouse solution

The Swedish company Lyko Group AB, a leading omni-channel specialist for haircare and beauty products in the Northern countries, trusts the general contractor SSI SCHAEFER with the realization of their new automated distribution center in Vansbro, Sweden. The turnkey project includes the high-performance shuttle system Cuby, ergonomic work stations and the logistics software WAMAS®.

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LogiMAT 2019

SSI SCHAEFER to present an extended intralogistics portfolio at LogiMAT 2019

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New products, innovative technologies and success stories

SSI SCHAEFER will be sharing its visionary ideas and future philosophies with logistics decision-makers at LogiMAT in Stuttgart, from March 13 to 15. At two booths, spanning more than 400m², the enterprise showcase new products and innovations, provide a platform for dialogue, share successful projects and invite visitors to experience exciting demonstrations.

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SSI SCHAEFER Receives Major Order from the Czech Republic

MAKRO Cash & Carry ČR s.r.o., the wholesale subsidiary of METRO GROUP Wholesale and Food Specialist company in the Czech Republic, has tasked SSI SCHAEFER with the creation of a modern logistics center at its site in Kozomín, north of the country's capital Prague. SSI SCHAEFER is implementing a holistic logistics solution, which includes the establishment of an extensive conventional racking system for various temperature zones, a 10-aisle automated miniload system (ASPW), 16 Schäfer Carousel Systems (SCS), a bin conveying system, three picking stations with sequencing towers as well as the implementation of the WAMAS® Warehouse Management Software (WMS) from SSI SCHAEFER.

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Incas becomes part of the SSI SCHAEFER group

Incas becomes part of the SSI SCHAEFER group

Neunkirchen - Vigliano Biellese – The German-based SSI SCHAEFER Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions, has finalized the 100 % acquisition of Incas S.p.A., the leading Italian player in supply chain automation.

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Interview with Benno Reichmuth, CEO South West Europe of SSI SCHAEFER

Interview with Benno Reichmuth, CEO South West Europe of SSI SCHAEFER

The German-based SSI SCHAEFER Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions, has finalized the 100 % acquisition of Incas S.p.A., the leading Italian player in supply chain automation.

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LET’S TALK – SSI SCHÄFER’S Expert Panel

"LET'S TALK EXPERT FORUM"

SSI SCHÄFER welcomes industry leaders

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LET’S TALK: innovative live panel discussions

SSI SCHAEFER is adding an exciting new feature to its presence at the LogiMAT logistics trade fair, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14 to 16 March 2017. The enterprise will host a series of panel discussions throughout the event. Entitled “LET’S TALK – SSI SCHAEFER’s Expert Panel”, these will explore key topics, with insights from logistics experts and opinion leaders.

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