Digital solution replaces Excel files in Ancofer’s sheet metal warehouse

Ancofer Stahlhandel in Mülheim an der Ruhr successfully uses the IT solution from Kaltenbach.Solutions in the sheet metal warehouse in the area of order control. With the help of the “Order Manager” software, the processing status of orders becomes transparent across the entire process chain. This increases efficiency, shortens delivery times, improves delivery reliability and reduces manual effort. Ancofer is also striving to work as paper-free as possible in the future.

For several months now, Ancofer Stahlhandel has been using Kaltenbach.Solutions’ “Order Manager” for the daily planning and control of trade orders in the sheet metal warehouse. The software module displays the processing status of the trade orders in real time and thus facilitates forward-looking processing. The order data from the SAP system is transferred automatically. Employees have access to relevant information via their handhelds and rarely have to ask for it. This results in a daily time saving in work preparation of around 30%.

Ancofer Stahlhandel GmbH is a specialist for heavy plate and flame-cut parts and a subsidiary of the heavy plate producer Dillinger. It covers a wide range of grades and dimensions and, together with its sister companies Jebens GmbH in Stuttgart and AncoferWaldram Steelplates in the Netherlands, has a stock of more than 150,000 tons of heavy plate. Managing Director Joost van Dijk and Shift Manager Philipp Maihorn were convinced by the rapid introduction of Kaltenbach.Solutions’ “Order Manager”, its intuitive operation, and its adaptability to the specific needs of the steel trade.