Hardis Group helps Luisina to mechanize its warehouse

The project at a glance

The kitchen and bathroom product specialist turned to Hardis Group and Mecalux to interface its new mechanization system with Reflex WMS, which it had used to manage its warehouse since 2005. 60% of its order picking is now automated.

Business sector: Kitchen and bathroom products

Sites: A 12,000m2 mechanized warehouse in Rennes, France

Solution: Reflex WMS

“Hardis Group consultants’ project management expertise enabled us to save valuable time in the configuration phase.”

Dominique Lambert

Warehouse Manager at SCD Luisina

Context and objectives

Founded in 1989, SCD Luisina is a French family-owned company specializing in designing and selling kitchen and bathroom equipment to large retailers and tradespeople. Over the years, Luisina has successfully developed and consolidated its range of products and services both in France and worldwide. The company currently operates in 30 countries and has a catalogue of over 650,000 items. About 190,000 orders are processed every year from its single 12,000m2 warehouse in Rennes (France).

The strategy of the Breton brand focuses on customer satisfaction, with quality products delivered quickly and at the lowest price. In particular, this involves continuously improving productivity in its warehouse. As a result, Luisina deployed Reflex WMS in 2005 to optimize its logistics flows and processes.

The solution

In 2015, the Breton company wanted to go further by undertaking a major mechanization project to automate the picking of accessories, which represent more than 60% of its product range. Following an in-depth functional analysis, Luisina chose the Mecalux miniload solution, an automatic storage system using plastic boxes. For nearly six months, Hardis Group teams helped Luisina to define its new flows and configure Reflex WMS to handle new picking methods and synchronization with the Mecalux WCS.

The benefits

  • 60% of products are picked automatically
  • Fewer picking errors
  • Orders are now processed within a day
  • Operators’ movements have been reduced by nearly 70%