Habasit relies on Declare-it Export SAP® - the
module for e-dec export fully integrated into SAP
In Declare-it Export SAP® Habasit has found a smart and secure solution for efficient customs clearance. This module from the successful Declare-it product family form SISA Studio Informatica SA is fully integrated into SAP and enables Habasit to work consistently in its familiar SAP environment.
Habasit AG, headquartered in Switzerland, is the world’s leading company for the manufacture and distribution of conveyor and processing belts as well as power transmission belts for the food, wood, paper, postal, logistics, and automotive industries.
More than 3700 employees worldwide work at 40 subsidiaries and agencies in over 70 countries and 17 production sites.
At Habasit’s most important production site in Reinach, Daniel Kehl as Head of Logistics manages the entire supply chain with his team of 23 employees. Approximately 4,500 tons of raw materials and finished products are handled annually in both inbound and outbound traffic.
100% of the manufactured goods are exported, mainly to sales companies but also directly to distributors and end-users. The distribution network extends from Canada to New Zealand. “We work with 4-6 “preferred carriers”. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses on their lines”, says logistics manager Daniel Kehl. Every year, 1,500 consolidated large consignments leave the plant in Reinach, packed in 9,000 standardised packaging units up to a length of 4.2m. “Within the Habasit Group we have achieved the status of a logistics competence center for complex issues”, mentions Daniel Kehl with pride.
A major focus of logistics is production planning based on the monthly rolling forecast inputs from the global subsidiaries. Optimal batch sizes and capacity utilisation, reasonable stock on hand at all levels, on-time delivery and reacting very quickly to changes in market demand are the major challenges. At the Reinach production site, demand planning extends over a time frame of six months. A maximum storage period of two months testifies to efficient use of resources.
The necessary flexibility in efficient resource planning requires a reliable and stable ERP software solution and stable, error-free master data management. Habasit Reinach relies on SAP for this. “We have an exact and fast overview of our production planning at all times and, in addition, the sales partners have online SAP access to view the status of current orders at any time and to print out documents locally. For all these reasons, transport and customs processing must be very smooth, efficient and trouble-free”, explains Daniel Kehl.
After the introduction of e-dec Export, Habasit was looking for a simple, fast, trouble-free and sleek solution for the entire customs clearance process. SAP integration was a central criterion for the customs processing of the 1,500 shipments from 14,000 order items per year.