13.09.2010 | Germany

S&T Germany: Logistics for the future

At the new logistics center of Cyberport employees are receiving orders wirelessly sent to their “wrists”, including product code, storage area and the optimal path to locate the goods. The new system for warehousing, logistics and distribution is based on standard SAP components, and was adapted by S&T after only four months of project.
The online business is booming. Cyberport, the fast growing German retailer for computers, consumer electronics, telecommunications, photography and household appliances, is also expanding.

Smooth relocation

Cyberport replaced its logistics center when the previous building had become too small. The relocation to the new center proved demanding as tens of thousands of goods had to be moved to the new site. From day one on warehousing, logistics and distribution as well as repair service had to run smoothly again at the new location. Cyberport contracted the IT systems specialist S&T to deal with these challenges.

S&T used its PROMET (PROject METhod) methodology, developed and refined for over 15 years in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), to implement the project in the shortest possible timeframe. Again, PROMET has proven itself successful in real-life. The use of this project management approach increases the ability to complete complex projects more efficiently and successfully in terms of scope, duration and budget.

“We were highly impressed by the flexibility and speed in planning and implementation of the new system“, says Sandro Scholz, IT division manager at Cyberport GmbH. “S&T worked truly efficient and professional on the solution and provided competent support as new and unexpected tasks came up”.

After development and implementation of the new system and with all key users training, Cyberport took over responsibility for everyday operations. S&T provides further support in continued improvement of logistics processes.

A look into the future

“We are more than satisfied, that the whole project went so smoothly despite the high time pressure. We could fully rely on our implementation partner at all times”, says Fritz Oidtmann, Spokesman for the Management Board of Cyberport. “Detailed plans for the future are not in place yet. But the path we will take is largely determined as we are able to double the capacity of our warehouse and want to expand our logistics team from 80 to more than 100 employees in the year 2012. With efficiency improvements from the new system we will manage the significant growth of our future business activities. We want to profit strongly from the continuing boom in online business.”

For further information please contact:
Peter Trawnicek
Cell: +43 664 60191 1050

Thomas Streimelweger
Cell: +43 664 340 26 78