Mobile Supply Chain

Martin Bauer Group optimizes SAP logistics processes with MSB

The family-owned company is characterized by a value-oriented, long-term corporate strategy. This was also reflected in the selection process for the 2016 mobile solution. With MSB, the holding company opted for an expandable and future-oriented software. Above all, the flexibility in terms of individual processes and the clear interface design convinced the company. mobisys also supported the Martin Bauer Group in the conception and optimization of the individual processes. Currently, about 40 transactions are used in the areas of materials management, warehouse management, production, sales & shipping, maintenance and quality management.

About the Martin Bauer Group

MB-Holding manages the nature network® group of companies with its business units Martin Bauer Group, Finzelberg, PhytoLab and Europlant Group. It offers a globally unique spectrum for plant-related products and services: from the responsible procurement of high-quality plant raw materials, their gentle processing, the development of innovative products tailored to the needs of the product application of its industrial customers, to the assumption of laboratory, consulting and sales services.

Company Facts

  • Since 1930 – family business in the 4th generation
  • > 25 production and sales locations worldwide
  • > 4,000 employees
  • > € 600 million consolidated sales
Martin Bauer Group
Industry
Food production
MSB in use

Logistics, Production, Maintenance

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Since 1930, the Martin Bauer Group has stood for expertise in plant-based products that is unique worldwide. In collaboration with its customers, it develops customized solutions for the tea, beverage, food and animal nutrition industries. It is part of the nature network®, a fourth-generation family business with more than 25 production and distribution sites worldwide.

The Hidden Champion, headquartered in Vestenbergsgreuth not far from Nuremberg, decided to map its mobile processes with the SAP add-on from mobisys, the MSB (Mobisys Solution Builder), as part of an SAP implementation project

The company faced the following challenges:

  • Complex warehouse structure: More than 25 locations worldwide
  • Complex, industry-specific processes (e.g. consistent batch management and handling units)
  • Lack of transparency: high warehouse stock and stock transfer processes
  • Lack of master data quality and label information
  • High error rate in postings due to lack of system integration

This was implemented:

mobisys also supported the Martin Bauer Group in the design and optimization of the individual processes. Currently, approximately 40 transactions are used in the areas of materials management, warehouse management, production, sales & shipping, maintenance and quality management.

  • Goods receipt: delivery with handling units, return delivery of containers
  • Sampling: Generate container samples for laboratory
  • Picking and packing of deliveries
  • Goods issue of deliveries and loading of transports
  • Display of various production processes
  • Stock transfer processes within the warehouse or between different warehouses
  • Withdrawal and return deliveries to cost centers or orders
  • Inventory in MM and WM
  • Provision of part availability information
  • Time management: start and end times in production
  • User acceptance: High level of user satisfaction (business and IT)
  • Full integration label printing add-on

Benefits for Martin Bauer

  • Future-proof investment: MSB is independent of hardware and operating
    system and can therefore be used sustainably
  • Flexible software: Process, function and screen changes are implemented
    quickly and cost-effectively with the integrated development tool by mobisys
  • Internationality: Easy adaptability to country-specific features
  • Process reliability: Low error rate through seamless process & system
    integration
  • Cost benefit: high time savings due to customized processes
  • User acceptance: High level of user satisfaction (business and IT)

Thanks to the flexible customization of MSB and the competent consulting of the mobisys experts, we have created a customized solution optimized for our company. Greater ransparency, a significant reduction in incorrect entries and extremely satisfied users, to name just a few of the benefits of the solution. Our logistics processes could not have been mapped in this way with standard transactions.

Gerd WeidingerHead of Group IT, Martin Bauer Group

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