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

J. E. Schum GmbH & Co.KG

Customer: J. E. Schum GmbH & Co.KG
Application area: Picking
Product: DT-X8
Solution Provider: DataIdent GmbH
Place of use: Germany

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J. E. Schum GmbH & Co.KG
J. E. Schum GmbH & Co.KG
Customer: J. E. Schum GmbH & Co.KG
Application area: Picking
Product: DT-X8
Solution Provider: DataIdent GmbH
Place of use: Germany

 Download an application example

Goods are distributed in the central warehouse

The customer

Major non-food distribution company, J. E. Schum, is the market leader in the one-euro item sector, and considers itself more as a service provider than as a trading company. The Würzburg-based company, which employs 1400 people, is a one-stop shop that offers its customers (retail chains) highly efficient solutions in the off-the-shelf trade and promotional campaigns in the low-price segment. In an extremely efficient process, the goods are distributed from the modern central warehouse in Dettelbach to—according to the target group—around 200 of the company's own EuroShops in Germany and to countless trading partners.

The DT-X8 is used to pick goods

The use

In autumn 2011, J. E. Schum introduced a ticketless picking system with the aim of optimizing internal procedures and warehouse processes. The primary objectives of this new system were to improve transparency by posting all warehouse movements promptly and reduce the occurrence of errors during warehousing and picking. At the same time, the use of modern technology was also expected to significantly improve performance. In the first expansion stage, around 50 of the 300 or so employees at the central warehouse in Dettelbach were provided with Casio hand-held devices. Every day, they pick approximately 50,000 packaging units containing one-euro items in an average of 18,000 pick positions from 400 orders. Just a few short months after the new solution was implemented, a considerable decrease in the error rate has already been recorded. And pick performance in EuroShop picking has increased by approximately 20 percent — without any complaints from employees about a higher workload. The low procurement costs of the Casio hand-held devices and the manageable costs of integrating them into the company's IT system make the solution very cost-effective. This results in an ROI of around nine months.

Practical experiences

"As well as significantly reducing the error rate, we also benefit from a considerably more precise inventory management system, which has been achieved by changing to real-time processing", explains David Kaiser, online picking project manager at Schum. "What's more, in addition to eliminating delays when switching between paper and electronic formats, the transfer errors that occur when employees acquire and pass on data are also prevented. The introduction of online picking has undoubtedly been a success", remarks David Kaiser proudly. Christian Schum is certain: "This investment in innovative technology is paying off. Precise inventory management and improved picking quality allows us to plan delivery times more accurately and offer just-in-time deliveries — a benefit that we can pass on directly to our customer."

DT-X8

The product DT-X8

The new CASIO DT-X8 is considerably more compact (280g) than the tried-and-tested DT-X30 warehouse hand-held device and much tougher than the elegant DT-X7. With this new device, CASIO is once again making its mark with values that set the benchmark for mobile computers. "The Japanese developers working on the DT-X8 project were given the remit of producing the perfect combination of excellent ergonomics under tough conditions and optimum functionality", reveals Thomas Uppenkamp, Sales Manager of the Mobile Industrial Solutions division of CASIO Europe GmbH.


To follow-up model DT-X200