Cost reduction, more flexibility, scalability, optimized operations and streamlined workflows are essential to the logistics sector. In addition, there are changes in consumer behaviour that make e-commerce grow rapidly. This represents additional challenges for the supply chain and logistics in general.
An optimal mix of technologies that are used for the development of applications and other logistics software is what makes a difference. Not just in the sense of improved efficiency in every matter but in the sense of your differentiation on the market.
The right support in terms of capacity and skillset is the second wheel that companies need in order to be able to achieve their ambitious plan that usually has a short time to market. Furthermore, in the logistics sector, reducing complexity and minimizing human error is necessary for efficiency and precision improvements. That was the key that helped our client achieve a higher-level of flexibility and stability in the logistics industry:
KNAPP AG develops and markets automation technology and software solutions for logistics and production facilities. The company serves the core areas of healthcare, textiles and fashion, trade, e-commerce and omnichannel retail, food retail and production.
The KNAPP group has a network of 40 locations worldwide and more than 4,200 employees. More than 1,800 systems are in operation around the globe.
Due to industry specifics such as complex business domain and long project deployment timeframes, KNAPP looked for engineers who would remain with the company for at least for five years to achieve stability and domain knowledge continuity. KNAPP turned to Serengeti to form a team with a focus on domain knowledge, scalability, flexibility and stability.
Serengeti leveraged its unique team extension model and best nearshoring practices to form an extended WMS project development team. We have covered the full-service cycle in WMS, from development and testing to maintenance.
"Each year we have to deliver between 4 and 8 large software projects to our customers. Therefore, scalability and flexibility in R&D are one of our biggest challenges. High-performing teams and mature Team Extension engagement model from Serengeti have been helping us to overcome this challenge for many years."
Manfred WeißHead of Project Development at KNAPP System integration GmbH
KNAPP is growing business rapidly by providing complete warehouse management solutions to its customers. Part of their product portfolio is also augmented reality enabled Visual Manual Picking system. Picking is a basic warehousing process and has an important impact on productivity and customer satisfaction. It consists of taking and collecting items in a specified quantity and order before shipping to fulfil customer orders. This makes order picking one of the most controlled logistic processes.
"Serengeti Engineers have a high level of expertise, which is evident through their broad technical knowledge and domain know-how, resulting in a highly efficient performance."
KNAPP AG, Manfred WeißHead of Project Development at KNAPP System integration GmbH