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Intelligent modelling software sets Basan up for future growth

Case Study Overview

Customer: Basan
Location: Germany
Products/Services used: Constructor Warehouse Intelligence System (C-WIS)

Business need

Basan previously operated from a leased warehouse at a different location to its back office, which didn't provide an optimal arrangement for its business needs. Travel between sites was time consuming and costly.

Basan was developing a strategy that would save travel time and costs by bringing the two sites together by building a warehouse adjacent to its existing offices. This one base solution was vital to control business costs and prepare Basan for future growth.

Dexion solution

Partnering with Dexion offered Basan access to the Constructor Warehouse Intelligence System (C-WIS). This enabled them to take existing production data and devise a model allowing for the best possible solution for the existing and predicted workflow.

C-WIS is a software platform that works with any existing warehouse computer systems and provides insight into capacity and capital binding. By processing system data, combined with additional business information, C-WIS carries out complex calculations of stock balance and warehouse logistics along with specific proposals for changes.

C-WIS is the market’s first and only warehouse intelligence system capable of using these vital metrics to categorise stock items in this way and improve efficiency. The suggested improvements can be as simple as amending stock locations or changing your buying patterns, which if done correctly can have significant benefits.

Benefit of the Dexion solution:

  • Offered an advanced analysis system, which intelligently modelled the best solution for existing and predicted workflow.
  • Saved more than 20 per cent of warehouse expenses following implementation.
  • Guaranteed fast, efficient and accurate order performance across all product lines.
  • Achieved maximum storage capacity within the building via efficient systems.
  • Offered firm foundations for a reliable logistical supply chain.

The result

“We have already saved more than 20 per cent of warehouse expenses. Our warehouse has turned out to be more than satisfactory. It's perfect. We are very happy with the results of the C-WIS and the forecasts have perfectly predicted our needs.” - Morten Ravn, Logistics and Warehousing Manager, Basan

About Basan

Basan, a division of VWR, has been supplying clean room products, services and expertise for more than 30 years.

www.vwr.com/basan

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