Digitalising warehouse and production processes with ESL

Since 1949 the family-owned company Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG, with its five production sites and
700 injection moulding machines, thermoforming lines and extruders, has grown into a leading manufacturer in the plastics processing industry The company is managed by Opal Solutions GmbH, a partner of Opticon.

The Situation
In its own production and logistics facilities, company Pöppelmann uses a rail system installed on the floor for goods staging. Each time goods are moved; the material status must be changed for production controls. Until now, this status change was carried out manually on hand-made signs attached to the goods.

The Solution
Following analysis and advice of Opal Solutions, the EE-420R ESL labels and an EBS-40 Base Station from Opticon were introduced to Pöppelmann after a successful test run in their production environment.

The manual goods accompanying slips and the status information on each transport trolley have been replaced by digital ESL labels in the size of 4.2 inches. In addition to batch status information, notes on storage location, material specification and quantity are now also displayed digitally.

The ability to exchange and automatically update the information in seconds is a highlight of the Opticon ESL system. The Label Manager integrated in the ESL software allows a customized layout of the ESL labels that can be individually adjusted at any time.

„By using the ESL labels from Opticon, information about the work processes and stock levels can be transmitted faster and digitally. This makes the project workflow much easier and more flexible for the employees from the quality area and production.”

Tobias Staggenborg
IT-Process Expert Supply Chain Management

The example of this application at company Pöppelmann shows that the switch to digital ESL labels can have a direct impact on efficiency and process quality. The customer is very satisfied with the ESL solution from Opticon.

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