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REWE International will rely on K├Ârber’s Warehouse Management System

PRNewswire February 10, 2023

One of Austria’s leading food and drugstore retailers drives supply chain optimization at roundabout 40 locations in Austria and Eastern Europe

HAMBURG, Germany, Feb. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — REWE International AG has chosen K├Ârber‘s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to be deployed across roundabout 40 European locations. K.Motion WMS was chosen to optimize a complex process landscape, bringing maximum flexibility to meet the multi-layered demands of the food and drugstore retail industry.

Michael Brandl, EVP Operations Software EMEA at K├Ârber Business Area Supply Chain explains: “Today’s supply chains face a myriad of complexities. These include sudden delivery bottlenecks, rising customer expectations, ever-larger product ranges as well as hybrid fulfillment concepts and labor shortage. This leads to significantly higher demands on efficiency and transparency in logistics operations, for which digitized strategies are becoming indispensable in order to also tap new potentials of data use and analysis.”

The rollout will take place in two stages. In the pilot phase┬áuntil mid-2025,┬áK├Ârber will implement the WMS at five┬álocations for dry and fresh assortments, and cross docking.┬áAt the same time, the connection to REWE’s existing ERP system will take place. The additional 35 locations will be converted┬áwith support from K├Ârber through REWE International. The go-live is anticipated by the year 2028.

“The decisive factor for us was the support from a strong partner like K├Ârber with proven experience on an international level. The solution moreover allows our supply chain to meet not just the changing retail requirements of today ÔÇô but also those lying ahead,” explains Manfred M├╝lleder, Project Lead WMS at REWE International AG. “Just one example for this is the modern Business Process Engine of the WMS, which allows our business processes to be adapted flexibly and immediately without additional effort. With the software platform developed by K├Ârber, we are looking positively into the future ÔÇô and are optimally prepared for both upcoming automation projects and expected company growth.”

As part of the German REWE Group, one of Europe’s leading trade and tourism groups, REWE International AG is Austria’s leading local food and drugstore retailer with more than 2,600 stores operated by its trading companies BILLA, PENNY, BIPA and ADEG, as well as the online stores of BILLA and BIPA. With around 45,300 employees, the company is one of Austria’s largest employers.

About REWE International
REWE International AG is Austria’s leading local food and drugstore retailer with more than 2,600 stores operated by its trading companies BILLA, PENNY, BIPA and ADEG, as well as the online stores of BILLA and BIPA. With around 45,300 employees, the company is one of Austria’s largest employers. REWE International AG is part of the German REWE Group, one of the leading trade and tourism groups in Europe. In Austria, REWE International AG owns a range of widely known private labels such as the organic brand Ja! Nat├╝rlich, clever, Wunderlinge, Da komm ich her!, Vegavita, Chefmen├╝, Simply Good, Wegenstein and bi good. The company also operates in the tourism market, with BILLA Reisen, IST, JAHN REISEN and Transair. From its headquarters in Wiener Neudorf, REWE International AG not only manages its Austrian business, but also the international food retail affairs of REWE Group (Organisational Unit Handel International). Via supermarket retail brand BILLA the company is represented in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic, via discount retail brand PENNY in Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, and Hungary, via the super market chain IKI in Lithuania, and with the drugstore retail brand BIPA in Croatia. Per 2021, the organisational unit Handel International worked about 89,200 people in 9 countries. More than 4,400 stores generated a gross net turnover of EUR 19 billion.

About the K├Ârber Business Area Supply Chain
Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. K├Ârber uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, mail and parcel solutions, voice solutions, robotics, and materials handling ÔÇô plus the expertise to tie it all together. K├Ârber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage. Conquer supply chain complexity ÔÇô with K├Ârber. The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group K├Ârber. Find out more on www.koerber-supplychain.com┬á┬á

Contact:

Mary-Jane W├╝rker

Corporate Communications Manager

K├Ârber Business Area Supply Chain

Mary-Jane.Wuerker@koerber-supplychain.com

T +49 6032 348-2921

 

SOURCE K├Ârber Supply Chain

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