Realization of an Efficient Logistics Center


The efficient logistics center of STIHL in Dieburg has an area of 25,000 sqm and ensures the fast supply of specialist dealers with chainsaws, equipment, accessories, spare parts and advertising material. The entire conveyor and storage technology was realized by GEBHARDT.

A Holistic Solution Across Different Areas

Goods Receipt

The deliveries are divided into small parts, large parts and finished goods and prepared for storage by the responsible employees at the workstations.

Small parts, such as rails, are repacked into uniform containers, transported fully automatically via a conveyor line to an automatic small parts warehouse and stored there.

Single-variety pallets, such as those with cut-resistant pants, are transported directly to the high-bay warehouse and stored.

Finished goods, such as chainsaws, are also transported and stored in a high-bay warehouse.

Customer Service

STIHL dealers offer professional advice, individual instruction and comprehensive service.

Many products are available immediately from the specialist dealer. Products that are not in stock are delivered to the dealer by the STIHL sales center within 24 hours.

The dealer's ordering system ensures an optimum process and smooth handling. As a result, the order arrives at the specialist dealer the next day.

Picking Workstations

The electronic order is further processed fully automatically in the ERP system at STIHL and transferred to the warehouse management system.

The cartons calculated for this order are automatically erected, labeled and routed to the appropriate picking areas. During order processing, the picking areas are continuously replenished. Parallel to replenishment, the retailer's order is forwarded to the appropriate picking areas.

In the Pick by Light area, the employee is guided to the correct storage compartment by an eye-catching light. He picks and confirms the displayed quantity.

The Final Step

The specialist dealer fits the chain, bar and chain guard to the chainsaw and hands over the saw in a ready-to-use condition. Instructing the customer on his new products is part of the service that only the specialist dealer offers.

The quality of the products, the quality of the logistics service and the quality of the specialist dealers ensure customer satisfaction and the success of the company.

GEBHARDT conveyor and warehouse technology at STIHL

The highly efficient logistics center has an area of 25,000 sqm and ensures the fast delivery to the dealers with chainsaws, equipment, accessories, spare parts and promotional materials.The entire conveyor and warehouse technology was installed by Gebhardt Fördertechnik.

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