Logistics Day: LGI presents distribution logistics for electronics giant to visitors
ERFURT. LGI Logistics Group International GmbH has opened the gates to the logistics hall in Erfurt for interested persons on the Logistics Day. “Today we will show you how we manage the Europe-wide logistics for our electronics customer from one location”, said Florian Beck, responsible for customer business, welcoming the approximately 30 guests, including logistics experts and students.
With the motto ‘From Erfurt for Europe’, the guests were able to see how distribution logistics work for a large electronics customer in two tours directly on site. Before the visitors made their way through the 50,000 m² halls, site manager Sandy Hoffmann gave an insight into the world of LGI: “As a logistics provider, LGI focuses on industries. Here in Erfurt, we belong to the electronics sector and manage the logistics for consumer electronics products such as televisions and air-conditioning systems.”
A tour from goods receipt to goods issue
The site manager guided the visitors through various locations at the site after the introduction. The tour started at the goods receiving area, where the goods are loaded from the truck and then stored. In the picking area, the visitors were also able to take a look at the small parts warehouse. “Here we store smaller products such as headphones or accessories such as camera lenses”, explained Hoffmann. “This is also the special challenge because we need to manage the logistics for very different large products efficiently.”
In the so-called service area, LGI in Erfurt handles returns and damaged or defective goods. “We do not only take over the dispatch of new products. We also manage parts of the return logistics”, explained Hoffmann. The tour ended with the goods issue, where the products are partly made ready for dispatch on mixed pallets. “As you can see here, we use special forklifts with clamps to transport the heavy televisions”, Hoffmann said.
LGI processes around 4,000 different articles
LGI has been expanding its ‘Electronics’ customer segment since mid-2018 with the opening of the Erfurt location. In its logistics warehouse, LGI processes a range of around 4000 articles – from televisions and music systems to air-conditioning systems. In addition, LGI provides additional services such as set formation, packaging, quality control and reworking.
Logistics as an important economic factor
On Logistics Day, companies and organizations open their doors and give insights into the industry. The action of the Federal Logistics Association (BVL) is intended to illustrate how indispensable logistics is as an important economic factor, job engine and future industry.