• trade / retail / distribution
  • fashion

SAP Product


I am absolutely delighted that we were able to handle this system changeover together with IGZ in such an outstanding manner.

Werner Hortig | Managing Director
Freier Group Logistics GmbH & Co. KG


As one of the most successful fashion and lifestyle companies in Europe, s.Oliver is represented in its own shops in more than 10,500  sales areas. At 9 logistic sites (4 logistic centers operated by service providers), s.Oliver stores and handles approx. 90 million parts each year. The ideal warehouse management solution for this: the SAP EWM standard software - to design efficient and even more powerful logistic processes on the proven SAP SCM platform, s.Oliver relies on the benefits of a comprehensive SAP system integration to meet the existing demands of its customers and stores efficiently.

s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG is a "Global Fashion & Lifestyle" company with over 7,200 employees worldwide. There are the brands comma, s.Oliver, s.Oliver Premium, s.Oliver Denim, TRIANGLE, as well as LIEBESKIND under the s.Oliver Group umbrella. Bernd Freier is the 100% owner.

s.Oliver manages a multiplicity of product lines, such as accessory and lifestyle products and each year publishes 12 collections (seasons) per line (for almost every segment) on the market. At its Rottendorf and Würzburg-Heuchelhof warehouse sites (as well as other service provider warehouses), Freier Group Logistics GmbH stores, fabricates and distributes textiles, perfumes, shoes and licensed products such as luggage home accessories for B2B and B2C implementation.

The s.Oliver Group is currently introducing SAP ERP RETAIL with the FMS (Fashion Management Solution) sector add-on. The existing ERP (TOBAS) is being replaced in stages (divisional). In parallel with this, SAP EWM is being established as the replacement of TOBAS for logistic processes. In the course of this project, in 2013 the customer warehouse (incl. processes, receipts, issues, relocations, factory traffic and inventory, etc.) was changed to SAP EWM (7.02) and coupled with the existing NON-SAP ERP system (TOBAS). 

In 2014, a release change to SAP EWM 9.0 was completed and SAP EWM introduced at 2 NOOS (Never Out Of Stock = permanent warehouse goods) sites. At the turn of the year 2015/2016, the sites with the highest pre-order throughput were converted to SAP EWM.
After a successful release change to 9.3 in 2016, SAP ERP integration now follows. As soon as SAP ERP is introduced into the abovementioned areas, this will be connected to SAP EWM via the standard system integration scenarios. The Hof and Münchberg sites, operated by logistic service providers, will also work from 2017 onwards in the s.Oliver IT system SAP EWM.

SAP EWM in these areas:

  • Customer warehouse packaged goods
  • NOOS packaged goods
  • Inventory
  • Factory traffic
  • Packaged goods preorders
  • MOD (Mail Order Delivery)
  • Push (order-related/fixed place)

SAP EWM rollout steps:

  • Advertising
  • Customer warehouse hanging goods
  • Samples
  • Hanging goods preliminary order
  • Outbound SAP EWM
  • NOOS hanging goods

  • Carton conveyor system
  • Conveyor system scanner
  • High speed scanner for "100% scanning"
  • Picker loops
  • 2 dispatch sorters
  • MDE equipment for receipts and issues
  • Document and label printer
  • Emulation tools for performance tests

  • Replacement of individual applications by SAP EWM standard processes
  • Ideal stock and process transparency across all divisions
  • Avoiding interfaces and the associated overheads
  • Cost synergies in the computer center through SAP basic care
  • Own input in implementation, care and further development by s.Oliver possible
  • Transport cost reduction
  • Reduction of access times in the warehouse by intelligent storage and push control
  • Reduction of processing times
  • IT supported task distribution

SAP EWM (SAP Extended Warehouse Management): WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

  • Control station for postings control
  • High efficiency packing stations in receipts and issues
  • Customs bonded stations/QM
  • Transport service provider implementation (packing, labels, routing, etc.)


  • Packaging planning (case calculation)
  • Dynamic picking area fittings
  • Picking control based on plan dispatch HU’s
  • Distribution picking, flow through (-4 scans per second) 

SAP EWM Technology connection: MATERIAL FLOW

  • Storage optimization with graphic user interface (ITSmobile)
  • 100% scanning in WE and WA (-4 scans per second)
  • Ergonomic packing table stamping
  • WA sorter

"The important logistic areas such as customer warehouse, NOOS and preliminary orders in Rottendorf and Heuchelhof were changed to SAP EWM. I am absolutely delighted that we were able to handle this system changeover together with IGZ in such an outstanding manner." 

Freier Group Logistics GmbH & Co. KG

SAP EWM within the fashion industry at s.Oliver Group - realized through IGZ

It is very important for the s.Oliver Group to have an effective warehouse management system. After careful research they decided on SAP EWM and an implementation together with IGZ. Highlight of the Module SAP Extended Warehouse Management at s.Oliver is the consolidation of logistic processes of 16 logistic centers in Germany. In addition, modern picking technologies like Pick-by-Motion and Pick-by-Light are integrated.

Key Facts


  • Rottendorf
  • Würzburg-Heuchelhof
  • Hof
  • Münchberg

All processes

  • Number of users: Currently approx. 500
  • In the final expansion: around 600,000 units daily

Customer warehouse (packaged goods)

  • Up to 18,000 units daily

NOOS (packaged goods)

  • NOOS 1 and NOOS 2 - in each case, 50,000 units daily and from the first day after Go-Live (performance in the former system)
  • Up to 60,000 units daily in NOOS 1 and NOOS 2 

Preliminary orders (packaged goods)

  • Preliminary order 1 up to 300,000 units daily
  • Preliminary order 2 up to 180,000 units daily