News about IGZ

SAP is now managing the most advanced fashion distribution centre in Europe

20/10/2009 | Metzingen

In May 2009, HUGO BOSS AG opened its brand-new logistics centre for hanging garment distribution in Metzingen. To ensure an optimum integration of logistics processes into the existing SAP infrastructure, HUGO BOSS is also using the SAP software suite for management and control throughout its new hanging items distribution centre. A sophisticated logistics model meets the SAP industry solution AFS.The five storeys of this highly-automated hanging garment warehouse (HGW) offer 110,000 sqm of total floor area and are host to a wide diversity of processes. An example: Using the shape, colour and style of the items of clothing, SAP uses the thickness of each garment to dynamically calculate the composition of the transportation units handled within the distribution centre. These are mapped out

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IGZ – Professional service is more than just a "Hotline"

04.03.2011 | Falkenberg

Logistics software must deliver top performance and, in many industries, very often around the clock. Continuous delivery readiness and a constant supply to/transfer from production are critical to business success. This requires that the deployed applications be available at all times.After successfully completing a SAP SCE implementation, many companies therefore find themselves facing the following questions: How can we ensure the maximum availability of our logistics software?Can we provide support with our own IT unit – or is external support required? With SAP projects, responsibility for project-specific settings and enhancements to the SAP software suite is typically transferred to the customer following project completion (via an in-house Competence Centre for supporting the SAP

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SAP TALKMAN integration

04/05/2010 | Falkenberg

Timed to coincide with LogiMAT 2010, Vocollect, global market leader in voice solutions for mobile personnel, has just launched a certified procedure with which TALKMAN products can be equipped with a standardised interface to SAP LES SAP Logistics Executions System) and SAP EWM (SAP Extended Warehouse Management). SAP Logistics integrators IGZ Logistics + IT GmbH, Special Expertise Partner for Supply Chain Execution from SAP AG, is one of a handful of partners around the world now piloting the beta of "VoiceDirect ERP for use with SAP" and thus contributing to product improvements. IGZ was chosen due to its wealth of experience with the direct integration of Vocollect Voice with SAP applications."IGZ has been interfacing Vocollect Voice with SAP for a number of years and is the expert for

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SAP MII/ME – SAP Manufacturing Execution Partner Certification

20.09.2011 | Falkenberg

Walldorf-based SAP Germany GmbH & Co. KG has included the SAP Logistics Project House IGZ Logistics + IT from Falkenberg (Oberpfalz, Bavaria) as a member of its Collaborative Business Initiative (CBI) for Manufacturing Execution. SAP has thereby confirmed IGZ's expertise in the SAP Manufacturing Execution applications. IGZ offers a full-service solution based on SAP Manufacturing Execution, SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) plus Plant Connectivity, featuring powerful tools integrated into the SAP solution platform for the management, optimisation and increased efficiency of production systems using the SAP software suite."The participation of IGZ Logistics + IT in the Collaborative Business Initiative means we can strengthen our Manufacturing business with a dedicate

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09/03/2012 | Falkenberg

As part of its "SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTION INITIATIVE", SAP will offer full integration of storage and transportation processes in the future. In particular, the tried-and-tested SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) modules will form an integrated unit in the next 9.0 release.During this era of internationalisation and the globalisation of transportation routes, and taking into consideration the ever-increasing costs of global shipping, an intelligent task management system using SAP can contribute to significant cost savings. There is also a need to keep an eye on cutting CO² emissions and maintaining an ecological balance by avoiding routes that are unnecessary.With the SAP TM (SAP Transport Management) software suite and its tight integrati

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IGZ – Business of the Month

03.12.2012 | Falkenberg

SAP software expertise from FalkenbergIGZ is the Business of the Month at Oberpfalz Regional MarketingAround 180 employees are now coding and developing software in the three "software barns" that make up the corporate premises of IGZ Logistics + IT GmbH, based in Falkenberg in the district of Tirschenreuth. The two-man operation founded by brothers Wolfgang Gropengießer and Johann Zrenner has grown over the past 13 years into an international and highly specialized software company for SAP software. "IGZ provides secure jobs for highly qualified employees in Bavaria's eastern Oberpfalz region and its innovative company premises are also something of a local architectural landmark," commented Christoph Aschenbrenner, Director of Oberpfalz Regional Marketing, when presenting the award for

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Electronic Work Instruction (EWI) in the process industry with SAP MII

03/01/2013 | Falkenberg

With the EWI (Electronic Work Instruction) module, IGZ has expanded its SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) Best Practices to include a further integrative component for interfacing with production facilities by using SAP MES.Electronic work instructions used for the presentation, processing and confirmation of process manufacturing instructions include the following: Process instruction sheetsProcess messagesDisplay process standard values or pass these to machineryQM inspection lot processingDisplay of hazardous material notices and symbols from SAP EH&S Local data retention in SAP MII (SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence) enables autonomous processing. Operators benefit from the deployment of EWI, and especially from the system-assisted guidance of person

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Innovative SAP EWM Customer Logistics for HANSGROHE

11.01.2013 | Offenburg

With support from SAP Logistics integrators IGZ, Hansgrohe has set a new standard in logistics: From autumn 2011, SAP EWM/MFS (SAP Extended Warehouse Management/SAP Material Flow System) is now managing all of the processes at the company's existing highly-automated logistics centre in Offenburg.In the sanitaryware segment, Hansgrohe enjoys the reputation of being an innovation leader in technology, design and sustainability. And these efforts have paid off: in 2011, the Hansgrohe Group posted new record figures for sales and earnings of approximately €764 million. This success can also be attributed to a logistics setup precisely tailored to the needs of the markets. "We call it 'customer logistics'," explains Volker Weisenhorn, Head of Customer and Distribution Logistics at the Offenbu

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Logistics retrofit – Restoring the reliability of older systems

15/02/2013 | Erbendorf

It's familiar to any automated warehouse system owner (high-bay warehouse, small part AS/RS, conveyor systems, etc.): There's often a "hitch" at the same old places in the PLC/plant system. The usual approach is a daily struggle to cope with the symptoms. As wear and attrition worsens over the years, however, so too does the risk of an increasing frequency of system downtime. Specialised interventions can help to restore the reliability of plant systems – but only if such interventions are performed in a timely and targeted manner.One of the daily challenges facing a warehouse owner is retaining the value of the automated logistics system currently installed while safeguarding both availability and system performance. Yet the "ravages of time" are felt after only a few years of using the

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New one-stop shop for the oldest textile mill in Germany

05.05.2013 | Tirschenreuth

Looking to meet the challenges and cost pressures of an ever-changing market, the family-owned business Mehler decided to invest in a centralised and automated high-bay warehouse in Tirschenreuth.The objective of this new-build project was to consolidate the local warehouses to achieve the greatest possible storage density. Mehler brought the IGZ subsidiary IGZ Automation onto the project as the general contractor for handling the areas of planning, project management, structural steel, plant and control systems.The end result of the project was a new dual-aisle warehouse with 2,016 tote bays and a single-aisle warehouse with 648 Euro pallet bays, plus a conveyor-based handling system. Mehler was particularly keen to ensure that the physical work of employees in the warehouse was made

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