Wyss Samen und Pflanzen AG operates a distribution centre at its headquarters in Zuchwil, from which it supplies its own garden centres, key accounts and end customers. The distribution centre also houses the packaging of seed bags. Over the past few years, the requirements placed on the distribution centre have changed repeatedly, so that at the time of the project, the distribution centre was faced with a large number of factors that reduced efficiency and performance.
Wyss Samen und Pflanzen AG is one of the most important traditional horticultural companies in Switzerland. As a specialist in the specialist gardening trade, Wyss provides services for everything to do with greenery and trades in seeds, plants and garden supplies. With around 230 employees, Wyss Samen und Pflanzen AG is one of the leading companies in the green sector in Switzerland.
Project goals & tasks
We have been commissioned to carry out a rough analysis of the current situation and on this basis to develop a catalogue of measures for short, medium and long-term optimisation. The rough analysis has shown that selective measures only lead to relatively small increases in efficiency and performance. Therefore an additional vision of the future development of the logistic infrastructure within the existing building was elaborated and visualized. This vision shows how and at what cost the distribution centre can be operated in a sustainable way. In particular, this vision offers the possibility to dispense with an external warehouse rented at the time of the project and thus to optimize the logistics infrastructure.
Results at a glance
- Catalogue of measures for short, medium and long-term optimisation of
- intralogistic processes and material flows
- Development of a holistic and future-oriented logistics vision for the design of the distribution centre
- Three-dimensional visualization of the “vision” using Demo 3D