According to the motto “Order today – install tomorrow”, ATP Auto-Parts-Pöllath offers its customers almost one million items in online shipping. The ever-increasing number of orders recently required a restructuring of inventory management and scheduling. To automate processes, the largest German retailer on eBay introduced REMIRA’s LOGOMATE inventory management software. The first positive results are already measurable: better delivery capability and associated reduction of out-of-stock situations.
900,000 items in the range, 25,000m2 of storage space and more than one million customers – ATP is one of the fastest growing online dealers for car spare parts in Germany. The sale is handled through its own online store as well as through platforms such as eBay and Amazon. In order to set up the scheduling system uniformly and replace manual processes, the company decided to introduce the inventory management software LOGOMATE. “REMIRA was the only company able to meet all our guidelines and requirements for a solution,” says Christian Lindner, Team Leader Disposition at ATP Auto-Parts-Pöllath Handels GmbH, describing the situation. This includes, for example, an order twice a day, as ATP always obtains its products from the currently cheapest supplier.
LOGOMATE is used for all sales channels and thus ensures a noticeable relief for the employees. As a first step, ATP has automated the scheduling of major German and international suppliers as well as imported goods. For this purpose, 150 of the 300 dealers have already been converted to LOGOMATE, the rest are to follow successively. In the long term, ATP also pursues the goal of handling orders for orders with LOGOMATE. The mail order company does not keep them in stock, but orders them after receiving an order from the suppliers. The challenge: ATP orders the goods from the retailer on the day of the customer’s order. The next day it arrives and is prepared for shipping. Shortly after the implementation of LOGOMATE, ATP improved its delivery capability. In addition, the retailer was able to significantly reduce the personnel costs in the disposition: Whereas in the past there were nine employees, today there are only four. Colleagues now have time to optimize supplier support and to take care of important purchasing issues.