WMS Eval­u­ation [PAWI Ver­pack­ungen AG]


As a pro­ducer of food-safe pack­aging, PAWI is dependent on the com­plete trace­ability of the processed mate­rials from delivery to han­dover to the customer.

With the existing Ware­house Man­agement System (WMS), this requirement could only be met at great expense. In addition, the existing WMS was more than 15 years old and was at its end-of-life, so a replacement was required not only from a func­tional point of view but also from a reli­a­bility point of view.

The project assignment was to evaluate a future-proof WMS solution that would meet PAWI’s require­ments from both an eco­nomic and func­tional per­spective. Since PAWI is aiming to replace the WMS and to stan­dardize the IT system structure to a large extent, the eval­u­ation had to provide a basis for the strategic decision between SAP EWM and a non-SAP WMS.

Infor­mation customer

The PAWI Group con­sists of three com­panies, two of which are based in Switzerland and one in Germany. These are PAWI Ver­pack­ungen AG in Win­terthur (Switzerland), PAWI Pack­aging GmbH in Singen (Germany) and gleis1 ag, also based in Win­terthur (Switzerland). PAWI stands for mar­keting and pack­aging con­cepts made of card­board and paper, which are spe­cially developed, pro­duced, stored and delivered. The three com­panies pursue the vision of devel­oping and man­u­fac­turing pack­aging with a sense of purpose and in harmony with man and nature. On the one hand, the pack­aging for this purpose takes on the classic function of product pro­tection. On the other hand, the pack­aging made from sus­tainable raw mate­rials informs and inspires people.

Results at a glance

Survey of existing processes in the context of workshops 
Analysis of the actual processes to identify opti­mization potentials 
Devel­opment of future target processes including val­i­dation work­shops with the customer
Spec­i­fi­cation of the require­ments for the WMS and the material flow control (MFC) within a process spec­i­fi­cation sheet 
Exe­cution of a ten­dering pro­cedure with 5 bidders 
Analysis of the solution con­cepts and offers for the devel­opment of a basis for decision-making for the company management 
Pre­sen­tation of the project results to the company management