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ConsID WMS is implemented in the ETM logistic center in Rostov-on-Don

Customers: ETM

Moscow; Electrical equipment and microelectronics

Contractors: ConsID ConsID
Product: ConsID WMS (before Open Source HH.WMS OHE.WMS)
На базе: ConsID Platform (ранее Open HandHeld Engine OHE)

Project date: 2014/09  - 2019/07
Number of licenses: 505

2019

System implementation of management of the warehouse ConsID WMS in the logistic center in Rostov-on-Don

On August 12, 2019 the ConsID company reported that it automated the logistic center of ETM company of 12,000 sq.m in Rostov-on-Don. The total area of logistic infrastructure of ETM managed by ConsID WMS is more than 100,000 sq.m.

The Russian distributor of electrotechnical products of ETM has network of the regional logistic centers for the whole country. A few years ago the company headed for business digitalization, increase in level of customer service and optimization of logistic costs, having selected from quality of a software platform for management of warehouses the ConsID WMS system. The choice of ConsID WMS is caused by its capability quickly to adapt to the specific and often changing requirements for work with various types of products. Besides, the open code ConsID WMS and a possibility of flexible change of settings allows ETM company to optimize total ownership cost a system. Specialists of the company have an opportunity by own efforts to support, scale and develop functionality together with business development and change of customer requirements.

The logistic center in Rostov-on-Don became the seventh warehouse object transferred to the dannyy IT platform.

ConsID WMS provides flexible management with all warehouse transactions which is implemented through setup of specialized algorithms of processing of goods in different zones. Transactions of acceptance and placement of goods are made so that optimum to use warehouse spaces and the loading equipment, to minimize time for collecting and shipment of orders. The warehouse is characterized by a variety of the range of goods, types of the loading equipment and types of storage (pallet, floor, the mezzanine) and also has the storage area and cuttings of cable products. Earlier the warehouse worked running the RadioBeacon system which functionality was limited to support of basic warehouse transactions with piece and boxed products. Processing of transactions with cable products was performed in a self-written system on non-optimal algorithms that significantly complicated process and increased time of shipment of goods to clients of a warehouse. With ConsID WMS implementation selection process of cable products significantly accelerated – cutting of a cable is performed right after formation of a task in WMS, and then transferred to a consolidation zone. In addition to reduction of time expenditure on performing transactions, it was succeeded to optimize significantly use of warehouse spaces in a cable zone.

ConsID WMS delivery scope in a warehouse in Rostov-on-Don – 110 licenses for data collection terminals and 15 licenses for the web application.

System implementation of management of the warehouse ConsID WMS in the logistic center in Yekaterinburg

On April 16, 2019 the ConsID company, the Russian developer and integrator of professional IT systems for management of a warehouse and execution in a supply chain, announced system implementation of management of the warehouse ConsID WMS in the logistic center of ETM company of 12,000 sq.m in Yekaterinburg. It is already the sixth object of logistic network of ETM company which is under control of ConsID WMS.

The logistic center in Yekaterinburg

ETM company is the distributor of electrotechnical products working at the Russian market 27 years. The range delivered by ETM company satisfies the needs of tens of thousands of clients for more than 800 cities of Russia: industrial enterprises, producers of the electropanel board equipment, enterprises of infrastructure, wiring and construction companies, private assemblers, retail stores and DIY networks, designers and individuals. ConsID WMS is already the standard of automation of the ETM warehouse network – a system provides the high level of customer service and uninterrupted operation of operations in warehouses in Maloyaroslavets (Kaluga region), Shushary (St. Petersburg), Novosibirsk, Kazan and Voronezh, each from 10 to 20 thousand sq.m.

The warehouse complex in Yekaterinburg is characterized by high intensity of transactions in mode 24х7, a variety of the range of goods and several storage areas and processings of goods (pallet, floor, the mezzanine, the storage area and cuttings of cable products).

ConsID WMS provides flexible management of goods by the movement in a warehouse, minimizes the volume of hot replenishments and defragmentation of a trade inventory, optimal loading of warehouse spaces in all storage areas. A system manages processes of acceptance with sorting on types a pallet, group and wave selection with autoreservation of goods, replenishment of zones of selection using several strategy, shipment with function of consolidation of orders. Traditionally ConsID WMS in short terms is configured for automation of selection and shipment of measured goods - cable products.

The ConsID WMS system allows to minimize system housekeeping overheads due to fast setup of algorithms of processing of goods by forces of specialists of ETM. It provides low total cost of ownership with a system at intensive business development and flexible response to customer requirements of the company.

ConsID WMS delivery scope in a warehouse in Yekaterinburg – 105 licenses for data collection terminals and 20 licenses for the web application.

2014: The project of automation of the regional distribution center of ETM company in Maloyaroslavets

At the end of 2014 the project of automation of the regional distribution center of ETM company in Maloyaroslavets based on the warehouse management system OHE.WMS v4 came to the end. System implementation of OHE.WMS was performed jointly company ConsID Technologies, Moscow and specialists of ETM company, St. Petersburg.

About ETM companies, St. Petersburg

ETM company is a distributor of electrical equipment in all territory of Russia for a wide range of clients. Today ETM Company is: More than 100,000 clients monthly, Over 5,000 employees, 40,000 warehouse positions and more than 600,000 electrotechnical goods available to the order, 8 regional logistic complexes of 10-20 thousand sq.m, Presence more than in 800 cities of Russia, Over 150 sales points from St. Petersburg to Irkutsk, the Official distributor more than 200 Russian and foreign producers.

Automation object:

  • City: Maloyaroslavets
  • Distribution center, Class "A"
  • The area of a warehouse complex – 20,000 sq.m.
  • Storage: 25,000 pl/m, 300 Floor storage, 9000 Shelf storage, the 8500th drums with the check point
  • Nomenclature positions - 500,000 articles, batches, types of storage of the check point.
  • Goods turnover: Acceptance 60 pl / places in day, Shipment of 20,000 order lines in day.
  • Operation mode: 24х7
  • Users: 110 licenses.


Selection terms of WMS

Having experience with a warehouse management system, and knowing specifics of work of a warehouse from use of a WMS system specialists of ETM company very carefully approached a question of the choice of the solution for automation.

In connection with difficult specifics of work in cable and electrotechnical products warehouses, any of the provided WMS completely did not cover all requirements exposed by the Customer. Therefore the full support of WMS of all stated requirements and a possibility of further development and support of a system independently was one of the defining conditions of cooperation.

Completely the warehouse management system based on OHE.WMS which is developed based on the open OHE.Engine platform met the requirements of ETM company and it is delivered together with the development tools allowing to adapt quickly decisions for required business processes without programming and recompilation of the code.

Technology of implementation of WMS

Due to the short terms of implementation of WMS the decision on joint implementation of the software product by specialists of the Customer and specialists of ConsID Technologies company was made. This approach will allow to reduce the project budget and to increase extent of participation of the company of the Customer in development of the final solution and to reduce terms of transfer of the ready-made solution to the Customer.

The difficult project was executed in record time in 3 stages in 3.5 months.

The first stage adapted and configured business processes of acceptance and placement for standard electrotechnical and cable products. As a result according to the results of 1.5 months of dense joint work the main business processes were approved, the interface of exchange is configured, business processes of acceptance and placement of goods in a warehouse of all types of goods are started. Planned filling of a new regional warehouse with products using the warehouse management system OHE.WMS began.

Start of business processes of replenishment, selection and shipment began the second stage. Transition to work to OHE.WMS was executed gradually together with filling of a warehouse trade inventories and increase in intensity of shipments, a running in of all processes and training of employees of a warehouse. Two weeks later after start of shipments difficult selection processes (with cutting in a production zone) and shipments of cable products were started.

Setup and completion of the tasks postponed for a stage after start of a warehouse in operation began the third stage: rules of consolidation of a warehouse, implementation of a task intra-warehouse otmotok of cable products, inventory setup.

Within the project of automation special attention is paid:

  • To processes of acceptance in a sorting warehouse on the shipping documentation on types a pallet taking into account rules of compatibility of goods: a pallet for placement to storage areas and a pallet for replenishment of different zones of selection.
  • To management of processing of cable products on drums of different diameters with support of transactions: rewinds, cuttings of a cable, acceptance and accounting of empty drums
  • To job control for different types of the loading equipment with different accesses to zones of a warehouse and altitude of work
  • To management of the mezzanine, zone of a high-rise kommisionirovaniye, a zone of a weighing of drums for reeling of cable products under orders, a zone of rewind of cable products on machines and td.
  • To flexible mechanisms of work at placement, movement (consolidation), replenishment in a warehouse. To movement a pallet in several steps and through buffer cells. When taking a task for accomplishment the sign for movement a pallet entirely to the address of a warehouse or a delivery a pallet on selection zones is automatically determined by the set rules
  • To control of Shipping Modules: to formation on check, to movement, disbandment, shipment. Shipping modules on check form from different gruzomest / boxes of different orders of one direction.


In 2016 the ConsID Technologies company completed the project on automation of the regional distribution center of Electrotechnical materials of the company in the city of Shushary.

Automation object:

  • Distribution center, Class "A"
  • The area of a warehouse complex – 20,000 sq.m.
  • Storage: 25,000 pl/m, 300 Floor storage, 9000 Shelf storage, the 8500th drums with cable products
  • Nomenclature positions - 500,000 articles, batches, storage types.
  • Goods turnover: Acceptance 60 pl / places in day, Shipment of 20,000 order lines in day.
  • Operation mode: 24х7
  • Users: 140 licenses.


Number of licenses: 260