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Edeka Rhein-Ruhr To Implement WITRON Technology In New Warehouse

Published on Nov 11 2019 4:00 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Trending Posts / Edeka / WITRON / Oberhausen

Edeka Rhein-Ruhr To Implement WITRON Technology In New Warehouse

Edeka Rhein-Ruhr is to implement WITRON's OPM technology in its fifth logistics centre in Oberhausen.

The retailer opted for a new distribution centre in Oberhausen as its regional warehouse in Moers could no longer be modernised or expanded in a cost-efficient manner due to its age and location.

The new distribution centre, expected to be operational by the beginning of 2022, will supply more than 10,000 different items from its dry goods assortment to almost 600 Edeka Rhein-Ruhr stores, on a daily basis.

WITRON will be responsible for the design, integration, and service of all IT and mechanical components for the dry goods assortment.


The new facility comprises a total of 57,000 pallet locations, 450,000 tray locations, and 57 highly dynamic stacker cranes.

It is designed to handle a daily pick capacity of 252,000 cases. Most of the cases are stacked fully automatically onto pallets and roll containers by 22 COM machines, without errors and in a store-friendly manner.

Bulky goods will be picked by logistics staff with the help of a pick-by-voice system, controlled by the semi-automated WITRON Car Picking system (CPS).

The WITRON Display Pallet Picking System (DPP) is designed to place half, third, and quarter pallets fully automatically onto pallets and roll containers.

WITRON's IT ecosystem will ensure a holistic connection between all processes within the internal and external supply chain for a high degree of flexibility and process optimisation in real-time, the company said.

A WITRON onsite team will be responsible for the service and maintenance of all process and system components.

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