Staatl. Mineralbrunnen AG
Modern plants and innovative information technology characterize the processes at Staatl. Mineralbrunnen AG
Employees in the picking area at the plant in Bad Brückenau use mobile scanners: “This enables them to comfortably load all required picking data online onto their handhelds via the WLAN network and to process orders much quicker and more efficiently”, explains Dirk Barthelmes, IT administrator. With the CSB-System, all picking data can be transferred online using a mobile device. This leads to considerable savings in resources. Staatl. Mineralbrunnen AG chose the picking concept that best suited its business. It can now maximize
investment protection and realize fast return-on-investment:
“The practice-proven and integrated industryspecific software by CSB-System AG allowed for short and secure project realization and offered optimal solutions for beverage industry requirements in its
explains Dirk Barthelmes.
The standardized database eliminates duplicate entries in picking and realizes fast and paperless customer delivery. The integration of internal and external logistics ensures considerable cost savings for the company. Short delivery times, absolute delivery reliability and a high degree of flexibility are guaranteed.
Seamless Traceability Along the Value-Added Chain
Staatl. Mineralbrunnen AG makes deliveries to ca. 500 customers, mostly in the food retail and beverage wholesale sector. Therefore, guarantee of comprehensive traceability is obligatory: “This was a hard and fast decision criterion when we were looking for ERP software. The CSB-System offers all required options to ensure documentation of all relevant traceability data along the value-added chain”, stresses Dirk Barthelmes. The beverage company is now able to determine immediately, when which quality of which product was exactly produced. In addition, all raw materials used in each beverage can be listed on request. Using the SSCC number (Serial Shipping Container Code), which is allocated by the CSB-System and directly linked with the products, it is possible to exactly determine the customer who received the goods. The SSCC code in combination with the CSB-System allows for seamless traceability and efficient recall actions. It also serves as access key to information belonging to shipping units which is recorded in databases. In addition, the code supports scanning at goods exit, in material management as well as at all other internal transfer points.
Few Administrative Expenses
Despite the complexity of the CSB-System, it is easy to
“We basically only need 1.5 people to secure the operation of our IT solution. This is not much and saves us a lot of costs and resources“,
states Hans-Jürgen Dittmann.
The employees in production and picking at Staatl. Mineralbrunnen AG have no problem working with the CSB-System due to its simple and easy-to-understand user interface. Another important factor for the beverage company is the high degree of integration offered by the system. The individual modules of the IT solution are optimally linked with each other which eliminates media breaks and duplicate data entry.