Rüdiger Stauch, Head of Sales
Today, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing social distancing norm has forced many manufacturing units to operate at a lower strength. Alongside a reduced workforce, the pandemic also needs these manufacturing companies to ensure a proper social distancing to curb the spread of the virus. Working through such challenges, many organisations are now looking at contactless operations throughout their entire supply chain. However, the requirements for procurement and distribution logistics in the automotive environment are highly complex and call for comprehensive solutions that meet the needs for delivery reliability and support the continuous process of cost optimisation. The optimal storage of raw materials, along with semi-finished and finished parts, additionally, plays a critical role. This implies an intelligent connected intra-logistics and flexible warehouse processes. The one-stop-shop that supports the handling of all these requirements and offers a genuine added value in practice is PSI Logistics.
Founded in 2001 as a 100 percent subsidiary of PSI Group, the company leverages decades of experience of the group to implement IT projects for logistics. The technology transfer and backing of a publicly-traded group, with offices around the globe, not only ensure a guaranteed return on investment but also best-in-class standards and comprehensive IT security for customers. It is also important to note that PSI’s own quality management process is certified according to ISO 9001 and secure handling of data and information according to ISO 27001.
What’s more? As an innovation driver and technology leader, PSI works closely with leading entities from science and research.
Optimising the use of resources and enhancing quality and efficiency lies at the heart of our software products
Besides, the company also collects valuable suggestions for the further development of its products through direct exchange of ideas with customers during events like PSI Logistics Day. This enables PSI to quickly gauge the requirements that its teams need to fulfil. As a result, the PSI team focuses on a continuous product release that gives rise to innovative and user-friendly state-of-the-art software to prepare to meet the demands of digitalisation.
To this end, PSI combines its automated warehouse management system—PSIwms and its supply chain management system PSIglobal. The warehouse management system includes functions for order picking strategies (e.g., multi-order picking, two-level, etc.), event management, forklift guidance system (incl. route trains, timetables), kitting, slot management, quality control, and more. These automated functions of PSIwms help to manufacture floors to maintain their operational efficiency even when working with a reduced workforce. With PSIwms, users can further process and store a wide range of different goods in different shelf types (palettes, plates, floor storage, block storage, cantilever shelf, small compartments) without any human intervention. On the other hand, the PSIglobal module incorporates functions for strategic optimisation of global procurement and distribution networks, a detailed comparison of warehousing and transport costs, and strategic planning of optimal procurement and delivery routes. “Optimising the use of resources and enhancing quality and efficiency lies at the heart of our software products,” highlights Rüdiger Stauch, the head of sales at PSI.
With such robust software products, PSI has thus far participated in the successful implementation of several hundreds of warehouse projects to help plan, control, and optimises business processes in intra-logistics. Such extensive efforts were also globally recognised as PSI was awarded the TOP 100 Innovation Prize for German SMEs in 2016 and 2019. Now helping businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, PSI is poised to redefine the industry 4.0 with its automated contactless procurement and distribution logistics.