Material management and Krones – a can-do team

Thanks to long years of experience, Krones possesses abundant expertise when it came to logistics in after-sales – and shares it with its clients, of course. The Material Management Coach is our specialist in everything to do with material management: together with the client, he analyses the latter’s warehousing operations, optimises the ordering process, improves the accuracy of the master data, and reveals tricks on how daily work routines can be rendered even simpler.


Who or what is a Material Management Coach and what precisely does he do?

First of all: the Material Management Coach is neither a program nor a software package: it’s an employee who specialises in material management; he possesses a very substantial pool of knowledge and long years of experience in the field of warehouse organisation, warehousing processes and logistics. Together with our clients, he formulates an individualised logistical strategy on site. This means he spends a certain amount of time at the client’s production facility, in order to identify a strategy that’s ideally suited to the specific preconditions and requirements involved. In a joint procedure, they optimise the client’s warehousing processes, warehousing organisation and logistics. In order to achieve this, he checks the ERP functions in the client’s system, and together with the client deploys them to purposeful effect. Besides Krones lines, machines from other manufacturers can also be integrated into the logistical process, of course.

Thus the Material Management Coach successfully optimises the client’s planning operations and spare parts availability, while assuring the requisite process-dependability for the spares needed at the client’s facility. This enables machine downtimes and unnecessary capital lock-up to be avoided.

The client chooses between different modules to suit his own particular needs:


The advantages at a glance

  • Optimised warehousing logistics for spare parts, and improved operative procurement
  • Reduced manual activities along the material management process chain
  • Enhanced transparency thanks to defined key statistics
  • Standardised warehousing organisation
  • Consistently high quality of the master data

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