How Schoeller Allibert Achieved ZERO Warehouse Congestions with GoRamp's WMS

Explore the success story of Schoeller Allibert, a global leader in returnable packaging, and their transformative journey with GoRamp's WMS. See how they tackled logistical challenges, optimized processes, and enhanced efficiency, setting a new standard in manufacturing logistics.

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In a world where communication is the backbone of all relationships, its significance in business cannot be overstated. Schoeller Allibert, a global leader in returnable plastic packaging, faced challenges from inadequate communication mechanisms in their logistics operations. Dirk Rodewald of Schoeller Allibert shares their journey towards overcoming these obstacles using GoRamp's Warehouse Management System (WMS).

With a history spanning over 60 years, Schoeller Allibert has established itself as a key player in the Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) industry. Their extensive product range includes specialized packaging solutions for a variety of sectors such as automotive, food, and retail. 

The company’s expertise is reflected in its innovative products like foldable load carriers and plastic containers. Operating in 50 countries, Schoeller Allibert's commitment to efficiency and innovation has been central to its success in a competitive market.

Schoeller Allibert is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of returnable plastic packaging for material handling. The company has been inventing, developing, designing and manufacturing Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) for more than 60 years. The product range consists of packaging specially developed for customers in the automotive, beverage and food industries as well as for retail industry and the service sector. With its standard ranges, including fordable large and small load carriers, stackable and nestable plastic containers and beverage crates, transport trolleys and pallets, as well as UN-certified buckets, the company supply customers from all industries.  For more info about Schoeller Allibert, visit their website.

Confronting logistical challenges: Traffic and congestion

The logistical operations at Schoeller Allibert were not without their challenges. A major issue they faced was the traffic congestion at their manufacturing sites. This problem was largely due to a lack of organized scheduling, leading to prolonged waiting periods for truck drivers and inefficiencies in loading and unloading. 

These operational bottlenecks were detrimental not only to the drivers, who risked penalty charges due to delays but also to the morale and productivity of the warehouse staff.

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Strategic implementation of GoRamp’s Time Slot Management

To address these challenges, Schoeller Allibert turned to GoRamp’s Time Slot Management system. This strategic move aimed to bring order to the chaos by establishing clear, efficient warehouse schedules aligned with user needs. Integrating GoRamp's WMS into their operations meant that information could be centralized, enhancing communication and collaboration among employees and significantly improving overall logistical efficiency.

Post-implementation of GoRamp’s Dock Scheduling System, Schoeller Allibert experienced remarkable improvements in their logistics operations:

  • Eliminated truck queues: The new system effectively managed truck schedules, eliminating the long queues that had previously plagued the docks.
  • Decreased driver waiting time: Drivers experienced significantly reduced waiting times, enhancing overall operational flow and reducing potential penalty risks.
  • Optimized processes: The scheduling system streamlined the logistics processes, making them more efficient and orderly.

Increased warehouse efficiency: The warehouse operations saw a marked increase in efficiency, with better utilization of resources and manpower.

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Demonstrating the power of efficient logistics

The decision to choose GoRamp was influenced by its simplicity, quick setup, and flexible subscription costs. GoRamp’s WMS provided a solution to Schoeller Allibert’s immediate logistical issues and established a foundation for a long-lasting partnership focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence.

Schoeller Allibert's journey with GoRamp WMS is a powerful example of how effective warehouse management systems can revolutionize manufacturing logistics. This case study inspires businesses facing similar logistical challenges, showcasing the benefits of improved communication and streamlined processes.

Schoeller Allibert's success story offers valuable insights for businesses looking to upgrade their logistics operations. Connect with our GoRamp experts to explore tailored solutions for your business needs.

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