Mobile Logistics

Efficient warehouse logistics – SAP EWM UX optimized

Especially in online retailing, time and efficiency play a significant role in the area of warehousing and logistics. Frustrated employees due to, for example, frequent disconnections during goods receipt or picking are of little help in this regard. With the discontinuation of Windows CE for mobile devices, home24 was also faced with the challenge of finding a future-proof solution for the mobile SAP EWM processes.

home24 opted for the Mobisys Solution Builder (MSB) to optimize the mobile SAP EWM processes in its three German logistics centers.

Über home24

In 2009, the vision emerged to make online shopping easier and more accessible for home & living. As an alternative to crowds, queues and closing times in the stationary furniture store, the original idea of home24 became one of the largest online furniture companies in Europe in 2012.

Home24 SE is a German-based company active in the online trade of furniture and home accessories. The company reports on two operating segments: Europe and Latin America. It is active in Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy under the home24 and fashion4home brands and in Brazil under the brand Mobly.

Company Facts:

  • > 1.000 employees
  • Headquarters in Berlin
  • €492 million turnover
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ZEBRA Handgerät in der mobilen Lagerlogistik von home24

EWM processes UX-optimized

Time and efficiency play an important role in warehouse and logistics, especially in online trade. Frustrated employees because of frequent disconnections during goods receipt or picking, are of little use here. With the discontinuation of Windows CE for mobile end devices, home24 also faced the challenge of finding a future-proof solution for the mobile SAP EWM processes

The focus was on the following requirements:

  • Stable solution without breaking connections
  • Better usability
  • Existing SAP processes can still be used, little development effort
  • MDM & cross-platform compatibility – hybrid device landscape

This was implemented:

Home24 chose Mobisys Solution Builder (MSB) to optimize the mobile SAP EWM processes in the company’s three German logistics centers. One Benefit of MSB: The existing, customized EWM processes in the RF environment can still be used. With MSB Screen Designer, the mobile user interfaces could be easily adapted with little developer effort. In addition to the design in the corporate colors of home24, speaking field names and reference texts in particular provided a user-friendly solution.

MSB enables a gradual transition from Windows to Android devices without any problems. The applications look the same on all devices, regardless of the operating system. This also opens the way to new technologies, e.g. time and path optimization with the help of back-of-hand scanners or tablets for forklift drivers.

  • All SAP EWM processes are mobilized with MSB, such as goods receipt,
    picking, replenishment, loading, etc.
  • Rollout in three locations with a total of 300 Windows CE devices

Benefits for home24

  • High data quality through direct system integration with SAP: Guarantee of correct data entry
  • Stable solution: No connection breaks and re-logins
  • Little development effort: ABAP know-how available in the company
  • Process safety: Low error rate through seamless process & system integration
  • User acceptance: High degree of user acceptance due to optimal usability of the application

With MSB, we have found a future-proof and technically stable solution for our mobile SAP EWM processes, which we can also implement and optimize with our own resources. Disconnections are now a thing of the past. We are also well prepared for the transition to Android.

Jens KraskaStrategic Technical Officer, home24 eLogistics GmbH & Co. KG

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