Quality and Infrastructure Contribute to Europe-Wide Logistics
Galliker Transport AG, a family company with a long tradition, has been providing its customers with transport and logistics services since 1918. The owner-operated family company is aware of the fact that only high quality can ensure the guarantees which enable a company to assert itself in the fast-moving logistics world. This is why the traditional company relies on qualified and well-trained employees and attaches great importance to a modern and efficient infrastructure.
The demands on the logistics service providers are growing steadily; customers expect intelligent and user-friendly solutions for their requirements. The EPG | LFS Warehouse Management System from the technology provider EPG in Boppard-Buchholz can be implemented for all situations where the logistics provider has to operate warehousing. Over the past twenty years, a successful and close collaboration has developed between the two companies.
Own Warehouse Management with EPG/LFS
From its headquarters in Altishofen, as well as its branch offices within Switzerland, Galliker operates a general cargo service, which guarantees delivery within 24 hours in all regions of the country. In addition to its home country, the company is represented also in Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia and Luxembourg on order to provide its logistics services at the European level. All subsidiaries operate with EPG | LFS, which is installed at the main office and whose data is transmitted via telecommunication lines, since the system requires reduced bandwidth. An IBM Power System 740, which is only equipped with SSD disks and is therefore very fast, is utilized as well as a Power System 720, on which the backups are executed. Installation and maintenance are the responsibility of four employees, who can execute all work on the warehouse management system as a largely independent operation. The software is therefore adapted for new customers by assigning them a client – currently, there are a few hundred of them.
Can the project for integrating be executed independently by the Galliker team?
The project for integrating can be executed independently by the Galliker team up to the implementation stage. This is possible as the logistical processes in the system are to be parameterized. Only when there are requirements that EPG | LFS does not cover in the standard version is it necessary for Galliker to contact the manufacturer. This is necessary only in about five percent of cases. Often, a workaround is then recognized in the discussion with Ehrhardt + Partner, in which the requirements have to be fulfilled. A new programming must only be implemented when this is not the case. However, the parameterizing capability of the software is not only an advantage for new customers. It also makes it possible to set up new warehouses, for example when a new location is added.