The logistics involved in the production and distribution of prestigious household name commodities utilizing hundreds of thousands of parts across a range of top quality items are simply mind boggling and require both physical and documentary systems and equipment capable of delivering any item, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant, when and where required. When renowned German sports car manufacturer Porsche required a modern and efficient automated small parts storage system it turned to BITO, acknowledged in the field for generations.
Porsche supplies spare parts to around 700 dealers throughout the world from its central spare parts warehouse in Sachsenheim. More than 70 percent of the 80,000 stock keeping units are small parts, which are suitable for storing in bins. Main contractor Witron Logistik & Informatik GmbH has installed an automated small parts store for these items with around 170,000 storage positions whilst BITO Lagertechnik Bittmann, Nuneaton-based BITO Storage Solutions' German parent company, was involved in the project as an experienced partner for the steelwork of automated small parts stores when the centralization plans were approved.
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