Saint-Gobain Isover G+H AG
Customer: Saint-Gobain Isover G+H AG
Project duration: 11 months
SAINT-GOBAIN ISOVER G+H AG (ISOVER for short) has been developing and producing high-performance insulation materials for more than 140 years. A wealth of experience that makes the company a reliable partner for the German construction industry. Mineral wool insulation materials from ISOVER make a multifaceted contribution to the planning and construction of particularly sustainable buildings.
The company ISOVER is planning to introduce a warehouse management system based on the SAP module WM in combination with mobile applications for the core processes in the four plants of the company. The main requirement on the part of the project client is the offline capability of all core processes. The first step is the implementation in Ladenburg in 2019, with Speyer in the process of implementation in 2020 and Bergisch and Lübz planned for 2021. ISOVER currently has SAP ERP 6.0 in use. New SAP processes for PDC-based picking are being implemented to replace the existing paper-based picking.
Focus on core processes:
Clear focus on core processes in the plants according to frequency and number. Marginal processes should and can continue to be operated conventionally.
Continuous one-to-one traceability of all carriers (pallets) from acceptance at the end of the production line through all internal warehouse movements, loading to the end customer.
“Offline operation” – due to the very large surface area of the plants, both indoors and outdoors, mobile solutions are to be selected that can handle the current IT infrastructure with manageable investment.
Due to the very large area coverage and, in part, non-uniform IT structure, it is not economically feasible to equip the plants with a complete new WLAN structure..
Implementation of the HPC.Warehouse Monitor
The advantages of the control options and automation functions of mobile processes of the warehouse monitor developed by HPC were convincing and were extended for ISOVER by the following functions:
Warehouse overview stock information
- Warehouse overview with fast change of units of measure (e.g. pallets/package quantities)
- Direct integration to create a stock transfer WM transfer order incl. forklift driver assignment
Block storage info
- Possibility of entering a material and displaying where the material may be stored
- Visual indication of possibly incorrect master data
Mobile prcoesses with MSB® FIVE
The process integration of scanners and forklift terminals was realized with MSB® FIVE, a certified SAP add-on from Mobisys GmbH that is directly integrated into SAP® without middleware.
Example of the goods receipt process from production
What did HPC do?
Design and implementation of mobile paperless picking processes