Specialists working hand in hand
MENSHEN laying great store by their new logistics partner, Liedhegener Logistik
Georg MENSHEN GmbH & Co. KG have been successful in their search for a highly efficient and dependable logistics partner. The owner-managed logistics company Liedhegener, located in the “Zum Dümpel” industrial estate in Sundern, was able to convince MENSHEN that they were the right partners to cope professionally and reliably with the demanding performance requirements.
A recently commissioned storage depot has been built specifically for this purpose. The hall was erected in the record time of only five months – the ground-breaking ceremony took place in September last year. On March 1, the new warehouse was officially opened by Berthold and David Liedhegener together with Ludger Braukmann (General Manager) and Carsten Heider (Supply Chain Manager) of MENSHEN. There are now 1,850 euro pallet bays available on an area of almost 2,000 m², intended initially for the raw materials for producing injection-molded closures and packaging solutions and later also for the interim storage of semi-finished and finished goods from the MENSHEN operations in Finnentrop-Frielentrop and Sundern-Hagen.
Two full semi-trucks of plastic granules – the equivalent of 36 industrial pallets – are delivered and put into storage every day, ensuring that MENSHEN can manufacture around the clock. Due to the fact that the requirement notifications from both production plants arrive at the forwarding company before eight o’clock each morning and have to be delivered by 2 p.m. the same day, a high degree of flexibility is essential.
To achieve maximum transparency, all ordering and storage processes as well as each movement of goods is dealt with via the MENSHEN SAP system, meaning that everything is state-of-the-art and paperless. As a result, the staff in both companies can always view the entire order transaction and administer all the storage positions online. This, in turn, enables rapid decisions as to which goods are to be or have been deposited at a specific position at a certain time.
Since MENSHEN has been HACCP-certified for some time and thus meets the most stringent food hygiene standards, the raw materials delivered here are stored in compliance with HACCP and reference samples are taken from each batch, warranting complete traceability if necessary.