CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions

AUDI AG

Customer: AUDI AG - Audi Tradition Parts
Application area: mobile data entry with product photography for SAP warehouse management
Product: IT-800
Partner: mobisys - Mobile Informationssysteme GmbH
Place of use: Germany

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AUDI AG
AUDI AG
Customer: AUDI AG - Audi Tradition Parts
Application area: mobile data entry with product photography for SAP warehouse management
Product: IT-800
Partner: mobisys - Mobile Informationssysteme GmbH
Place of use: Germany

 Download an application example

AUDI AG uses the IT-800 for warehouse management

The customer

Not finding the parts they need for their beloved vintage cars is a nightmare for lovers of old timers. But it‘s also getting harder to find spare and wear parts for the younger four-ring classics, such as the DKW Junior, the NSU TTS, the Audi quattro and many more. The reason behind this is that the car industry usually only offers a full back-catalogue of spare parts about 15 to 20 years after the end of series production. And it‘s even harder for AUDI AG to supply the Tradition Parts market because of the group‘s hundred-year old, extremely diverse history with its traditional brands Wanderer, Horch, DKW Auto Union, NSU and Audi. Committed to its historical heritage, the premium brand from Ingolstadt, Germany, set up an Audi Tradition warehouse and online shop specialising in vintage and classic spare parts.

The VGA display produces particularly sharp images

The use

„To make Audi Tradition‘s complex supply of spare parts reasonably economical, and to keep the customers‘ valued objects affordable, we streamline our warehouse processes as far as possible for parts like this“, explains Managing Director Thomas Frank. As SAP is established as the company-wide ERP system in many Audi divisions, SAP was also the obvious candidate for Audi Tradition‘s intralogistics. But it soon became clear that certain inventory and warehouse management processes, right up to sales on the online shop, had to be automated or simplified as far as possible. Lightweight handheld computers with optimum functionality and easy control had to be implemented everywhere that featured logistics processes, such as logging incoming goods, picking, etc. . In this case, Audi IT specialists recommended CASIO IT-800 devices, as they have already proved themselves in other areas of the factory and, in addition to the usual range of functions, have a large, high-contrast VGA colour display and an integrated digital camera with excellent photo properties to capture the spare parts. The mobile devices are connected to the SAP system via the Mobisys Solution Builder (MSB), a cost-effective software solution from mobisys Mobile Informationssysteme GmbH, Walldorf, Germany. The MSB summarises extensive SAP transactions across multiple entry screens in such a way that you can handle complex tasks in just a few clicks on your handheld; it‘s use is situation-specific and very simple.

Practical experiences

„Although we‘re now processing six times as many spare parts in the same amount of time, my colleagues are happier“, confirmed team member Melanie Scherf. „For example, recording purchased spare parts in the SAP system is a much faster and easier process now, because the handheld instantly logs the scanned data and images of the parts in one go, in just a few clicks“. From a commercial point of view, Sebastian Funk added, „Increasing our intralogistical efficiency has significantly improved the cost-effectiveness of our spare parts service, thereby benefiting our customers“. All in all, the investment in the MDE solution paid itself back within a few months.

IT-800

The product IT-800

The modern industrial and transport terminal IT-800 sets standards in terms of mobility, stability, ergonomics and service. With its unique characteristics, it offers a wide range of application possibilities and is at home in any situation requiring real-time communication. In addition to postal, transport or logistics companies, the extraordinary features offered by IT-800 are also an ideal solution for professionals such as manufacturers who deliver their products themselves, car park surveillance authorities, concierge services, service companies, public transportation companies or the health service.