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Warehouse automation supplier KNAPP wins prestigious logistics award at CeMAT

Warehouse automation supplier KNAPP has won a coveted MM Logistik Award at the recent CeMAT logistics exhibition in Hanover. The Austrian-owned group was one of only ten winners of the highly prized accolade, scooping the award in the software category for its innovative warehouse software module, KiSoft Mobile Warehousing. With more than 1200 active logistics systems and one new startup every four days, KNAPP is the leading European software provider for high-performance logistics solutions. Gerald Hofer, Chief Executive of Customer Relations and Managing Board member at KNAPP, accepted the award from Ken Fouhy, Publisher of the leading German trade magazines MM Logistik and MM Maschinenmarkt, at a special presentation ceremony during the exhibition.

KNAPP’s KiSoft Mobile Warehousing ensures process optimization independent of location, with mobile handling of all processes throughout the warehouse. With the capability for processes such as goods integration and order picking to be provided on transport vehicles, this new module opens up a completely new range of possibilities for optimization across the supply chain, including the possibility of cross-docking on the move. Delivery drivers are equipped with mobile terminals with which to carry out paperless business processing while on the road. The terminals have all the data required, including master data for goods integration and customer data for delivery information. The intelligent system synchronizes the required data on the terminal at every stop in a distribution centre via WLAN, with short-term changes also transmitted to the terminal in between stops. The terminal also receives updates from headquarters at regular intervals via GPRS. The potential for reduced delivery distances, lower transport costs and environmental benefit is enormous. Product quality gains are also achievable, especially for fresh food deliveries.

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