Varova Fashion is active in the fashion industry with store chains like Open32, Sissy-Boy and Men at Work and clothing brands like Tumble 'N Dry, Gsus, KOI and Ontour. The companies within Varova Fashion operate autonomously but work closely together on a number of key areas such as logistics, back office, sourcing and e-commerce.
Varova Fashion has decided to center all logistics activities in Arnhem by tripling the distribution center of Open32 in Arnhem. System integrator Inther Logistics Engineering BV takes the overall responsibility for the logistical organisation.
Due to the expansion of the group, the broadening of the assortment and a significant increase in volume, it has become too complex to continue managing the warehouse operations manually. Regular store orders (the pull flow) will thus be collected in batches from flowracks using a pick to light system with pick carts. The areas are connected at various mezzanine levels by conveyors, which are also used to transport the picked customer orders. A sorting lane with picklights has been designed for the push flow. The replenishment will take place from the bulk area using a combination of pallet racking and man-up trucks. The entire system will be managed by Warehouse Control System Inther LC.
By means of a fully modular design of the logistics concept, and the potential for further expansion, Varova considers itself to be optimally equipped for the future. The combination of centralisation of the retail concepts and the optimally designed logistics processes enable Varova to maximally exploit the economies of scale and synergy effects.
Inther has recently started the implementation.