Supply Chain

Reliable planning and flexibility: The right logistics for growth markets

The experts from Körber's Business Area Supply Chain have set up a fully automated logistics center for the home furnishings retailer JYSK. Thanks to the new infrastructure in Ecser, near Budapest, Hungary, the furniture group can efficiently tap into the booming markets of southeast Europe.

Demand for bedding, furniture, and fixtures from the Danish retail chain JYSK is growing rapidly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia and other countries in southeast Europe. In order to be able to serve these markets better, the group, which is known in Germany and Austria under the name Dänisches Bettenlager, will open a new logistics center close to the Hungarian capital Budapest in 2023. As the general contractor for the logistics, Körber is responsible not only for the state-of-the-art supply chain software but also for the complete automation technology and the system integration in the fully automated warehouse and order processing center. The end-to-end solutions from Körber support JYSK as it grows in the booming regions of southeast Europe.

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Sebastian Schiller, Business Unit Manager SAP Logistics Systems at Körber

“Alongside an increasing number of shops in the city centers, the growth in e-commerce in particular is ensuring growing demand for our customer’s products,” says Günther Moshammer, project manager General Contractor Projects Eastern Europe at Körber. “Our solutions offer a high degree of planning reliability while at the same time ensuring flexibility,” says Sebastian Schiller, Business Unit Manager SAP Logistics Systems at Körber, who is responsible for the JYSK project.

Körber integrated all software solutions that control the processes in the highly automated JYSK logistics center.
The 43-meter-high racks in the two warehouses of the Budapest logistics center provide space for a total of 210,000 pallets. Each hour, 400 pallets can be stored and retrieved.

An increasingly complex supply chain

A larger product range, e-commerce as an additional and highly dynamic sales channel, and rising customer expectations regarding service and quality — all these factors are increasing the complexity of JYSK’s supply chain. The solutions from Körber guarantee the smooth running of conventional processes in this field. At the same time, they’re flexibly designed from the ground up to enable seamless expansion into the area of e-commerce.

JYSK’s new highly automated logistics center consists of two 43-meter-high warehouses with high-bay racking capacity for a total of 210,000 pallets. In addition, the two high-bay warehouses together can put into and take out of storage around 400 pallets per hour. Thirty-six automatic rail guided vehicles run between the warehouses on floor track systems. Körber took over the integration of the supply chain software for the entire facility based on SAP and installed all of the automation and materials handling solutions.

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Günther Moshammer, project manager General Contractor Projects Eastern Europe at Körber

JYSK is very happy with the solution. “Körber’s experienced and creative design team has elaborated an elegant and robust solution. We are most confident that it will fulfill our requirements,” explains Contract Manager Logistics at JYSK, Troels Fynbo Larsen. 

The order in Hungary is a follow-on project after Körber had set up a similar logistics center close to Sofia in Bulgaria for JYSK. “This shows the trust that we have earned thanks to the successful collaboration in Bulgaria,” says Moshammer. The two projects will save the company JYSK, which used to dispatch trucks from Radomsko in Poland to southeast Europe daily, about 4.5 million road kilometers per year. “With our solutions,” says Schiller, “JYSK is ideally equipped for further expansion.”

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