Lenze needed to gain visibility of outbound shipments that were travelling from its 10 logistics centres to customers worldwide. The company also wanted to connect new logistics service providers to its logistics system in a much more efficient and cost-effective way.
By choosing global GS1 standards, we were able to simplify and optimise our outgoing goods processes worldwide. The redundancy of external shipping systems with their array of number ranges improved our performance significantly.
Lenze decided to standardise its outbound distribution process by using global GS1 standards—specifically the GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) encoded in the GS1-128 barcode, which is printed on a GS1 transport label. By integrating the SSCC with the SAP system’s Handling Unit (HU) number, Lenze can now directly link the customer with the new system order and delivery method.
By using global GS1 standards, Lenze has established a standardised process for outbound shipments from its logistics centres and has achieved a high level of optimisation.
Instead of using individual shipping agreements with a range of numbers, the standardised GS1 transport label with unique GS1 SSCC identifiers are used at all Lenze locations. As a result, there has been a decrease in errors with significant improvements in workflow performance.
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