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  • As an owner-managed company with 14 locations and more than 500 staff, we serve our customers every single day – and have been doing so for over 30 years. A consistent alignment with customer needs and an ongoing development of our LFS supply chain execution system is our recipe for success, all while keeping an eye on current market demands. Our combination of innovative spirit, pragmatic approach, and a wide range of experience from many complex projects has made Ehrhardt + Partner Group (EPG) the global leader and expert in logistics it is today.
Product Portfolio
  • Total Solution Provider in Logistics.

      • LFS Software Suite

      • The LFS software suite is the supply chain execution system for all your logistics needs. Use the LFS software system to control your entire logistics operations and flow of materials: across all industries, and while taking advantage of our modular design.
      • Private Cloud Solutions

      • We offer a secure and transparent private cloud solution for all your logistics data. Ehrhardt + Partner Xtended (EPX) lends a hand as you enter the cloud. Get started now by optimizing your processes today, thanks to our LFS.cloud.
      • Logistics design and consulting

      • Integrated approaches for sustainable and future-proof logistics solutions: strategically planned and strategically executed at all times. Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting (EPC) is your expert for custom warehouse and logistics strategies.
      • Hardware and Infrastructure

      • We offer the hardware and equipment needed for managing your warehouse but, as an innovative logistics expert, we also develop custom solutions. What are your specific requirements? We would be happy to prepare an offer tailored to your needs.
    •  Logistics Software

    • Logistics Software Suite LFS.

      The LFS software suite is our supply chain execution system – a comprehensive solution for efficient logistics management. From warehouse management to material flow control, transportation management, shipping logistics and all the way to workforce management: you actively control all of your logistics processes from within LFS. Your logistics processes will gain enormous efficiency, and you will save on time and costs. Benefit from the flexibility of our software solution, and take a look for yourself!

      Logistics 4.0: smart, connected, digitized.

      Modern IT systems today are the decisive competitive factor in logistics, and also the key to meeting the challenges of increasing market demands and the pressure of rising costs. Connecting your supply chain in a smart way becomes the order of the day, from machines to warehouse hardware and technology, to trucks, and all the way to the entirety of your electronic resources: smart logistics is the future. Get your supply chain logistics in shape for version 4.0!

      LFS is logistics 4.0-ready. The LFS IoT connector serves as the main communication interface, linking the various technologies used in the warehouse and making sure that all participatory systems interact in a smart way – from the smallest sensor to sophisticated materials handling technology and all the way to the technologies of the future, such as drones and robotics solutions. We continue developing LFS so that your logistics retain their competitive edge.

        • Warehouse Management System LFS.wms

        • LFS.wms: warehouse management made easy.

          LFS.wms is our warehouse management system for intelligently connected warehouse management, tailored to the requirements of a wide range of industries and developed to meet our customers’ needs.

          We help you to plan and control your entire flow of materials and information, and to manage operational planning of your staff and all available resources. Our Warehouse Management System LFS.wms actively guides the movement of all manual and automated storage units, 100% safely and with maximum transparency – making it stand out against typical warehouse management systems.

           
        • Material Flow Controller LFS.mfc

        • Material flow analysis, material flow planning, material flow control: LFS.mfc

          The level of automation in warehouses and distribution centers keeps rising, and smart control tools that efficiently monitor and analyze your entire workflow are gaining in importance. With LFS.mfc, we are offering a manufacture-independent and future-proof software system that lets you control your material flow
          to precisely meet those new requirements.

          Your benefits of flexible material flow planning

          • Manufacture-independent connection of materials handling technology
          • Direct integration into LFS.wms
          • Installation on the same server as your WMS
          • Fully integrated 3D visualisation WMS
          • High uptime and availability
          • Dedicated contact person throughout the entire project duration
          • Flexible setup and control
          • Quick and easy training
          • Model and test your automated workflows before you buy
        • Tansportation Management Solutions LFS.tms

        • Mobile, dynamic, and efficient: tour management with LFS.tms.

           age of online ordering goes hand-in-hand with express and just-in-time delivery. As a result, logistics processes need to be mapped out more quickly and in greater detail. The LFS.tms tour planning system perfectly coordinates the warehouse and the road. Thanks to seamless integration and interconnection with the LFS.wms warehouse management system, you can manage and control all your logistics processes from a single system. With ease and efficiency – for optimum tour management.

          All benefits of LFS.tms at a glance
           
          • Full process integration into LFS.wms: interfaces to third-party systems are no longer needed
          • LFS.tms is operated using the familiar LFS user interface
          • Extremely transparent and efficient
          • Time savings thanks to streamlined process workflows
          • Cost savings thanks to optimum route planning
          • Paper-based receipts, notes, and documents become redundant
        •  
          International Shipping System LFS.iss

        • Cloud-based shipping logistics with LFS.iss.

          The challenges of shipping logistics are growing. Many different shipping methods, the large number of CEP providers and the demand for ever shorter delivery times are putting companies under pressure. LFS.iss (International Shipping System) handles all your shipping logistics in just one tool. Quickly, easily and efficiently.

          The benefits of LFS.iss at a glance:
           

          • Greater efficiency and transparency for shipping processes
          • Freight shipment lists for specific par cel service providers
          • Preparation of import-function and calculation of routing codes
          • Conversion to CEP-specific data formats, such as Edifact Iftmin, Fortras, XML
          • Fast and secure data exchange (EDI) via FTP, SFTP
          • Private cloud solution reduces operating costs
        •  Workforce management

        • Demand-oriented and dynamic workforce management with LFS.wfm.

          Workforce management in logistics with LFS.wfm: Do you know when your warehouse employees are idle? Do you know all the working time agreements you have with your employees? Do you already have a very flexible roster? Are you sure that you are always efficiently allocating your available resources? LFS.wfm answers these questions.

          LFS.wfm monitors your order volume and your human resources – transparently, clearly and always with the latest information. LFS.wfm models the entire order and segments it into the necessary process steps, such as picking, packing and shipping. LFS.wfm can also be adapted to your specific process requirements by customizing without substantial effort and uses your human resource and company requirements as the basis for workforce management with shift and duty rosters.

          The benefits of LFS.iss at a glance:
           

          • Workforce management
          • Dynamic workforce planning
          • Continuous flow of information via mobile devices
          • Transparency for capacity utilization
          • Real-time monitoring of process flows and tasks
          • Discover potential for improvement in the warehouse
          • Early detection of bottlenecks
          • On-schedule order processing
          • Comprehensive reporting and analyses
      • Warehousing, warehousing & equipment, and
        IT infrastructure solutions.

      • Our Technical Solution Center offers the highest quality standards

        Our Technical Solution Center offers comprehensive solutions for your IT systems infrastructure, be it a server or a client. We are also your point of contact when it comes to warehouse hardware and technical warehouse equipment. Do you need technical service and support? Our Technical Solution Center is your one-stop service provider.

        Our hardware offering
        Our product selection includes well-known voice terminals of the topsystem brand, including all available accessories and spare parts. This selection is complemented by hand-held devices, controllers, on-board computers, scanners, printers, pick-by-light solutions, mobile workstations, access points, etc.

        You have the choice; we have the solution. Benefit from the advantages of the Technical Solution Center.
         
        • Hardware framework agreements offering inexpensive preferential rates
        • Pool of loan units
        • Technical support hotline
        • Plug & play device and delivery service
        • Professional on-site support: checking and providing wireless coverage, pick-by-voice, pick-by-light installations
        • Certified maintenance and repair service
          •  Pick by Voice

          • Lydia® – Your Choice for Voice.

            Increase both your productivity and your employee satisfaction. Improve your process workflows while optimizing process quality. The Lydia® Voice Suite offers a wide range of voice-guided systems for intralogistics, manufacturing, service and maintenance, and quality assurance. Stay flexible with this technologically advanced, world-leading voice system: be it when using pick-by-voice, check-by-voice, voice&vision, or when using Lydia® VoiceWear®. Find out here about our solutions, ranges of use, and example applications.

            Lydia® gets your warehouse moving!

            The Lydia® Voice Suite is the leading-edge software solution for workflow processes that are voice-controlled as well as ergonomic. The hands-free/eyes-free concept ensures that users enjoy maximum freedom of movement while being able to fully focus on essential process steps.

            When using Lydia®, staff are equipped with only a headset and a mobile voice computer. The order data from the upstream warehouse management or ERP system is transmitted to the mobile voice clients via wireless LAN or UMTS, and converted into voice commands.

            All information – such as bin location, amount or quantity to be retrieved, or even item description – is dictated by the Lydia® system via step-by-step voice output and confirmed by the staff member via individual voice input.

            Process optimization via spoken language.

            The benefits of the Lydia® Voice Suite are undeniable: Lydia® now guides staff through the workflow process, who are then free to use their hands and eyes at all times to focus on the essential process steps.
            This leads to a significant increase in quality and processing efficiency. As a result, switching to a voice-controlled system pays for itself within as little as a year for most customers.

            The benefits of the Lydia® Voice Suite at a glance.
             
            • Intuitive operation using spoken language
            • Smooth workflow processes
            • Optimum ergonomics
            • Improved process quality
            • Significant increase in efficiency
            • Quick amortization period (or high level of certainty for investors)
            • Flexible connection to WMS and ERP systems
            • Hardware and platform independent
            • Business and enterprise solutions
              • PRIVATE CLOUD SOLUTIONS

              • LFS.cloud from EPX: more security, more flexibility.

                The private business cloud will be an integral part of the future. So why not start optimizing your processes today, and start using our virtual solution? Ehrhardt + Partner Xtended (EPX) has developed LFS.cloud with you in mind, providing you with exactly the features you actually need. It’s flexible and transparent, and easy on your investment budget.

                Benefit from

                • Flexibility when adapting your warehouse infrastructure
                • Outsourcing your server infrastructure
                • Accessing your LFS software suite directly from within the partner cloud
                • Adapting the computer power required quickly and easily when adding new sites or clients

                The benefits of the LFS.cloud are impressive.
                 
                • Increased flexibility, availability, and security when using LFS
                • Includes 24/7 on-call support for our hosting services
                • Additional sites/subsidiaries and new clients can easily be integrated
                • No internal resources need to be tied up for server management
                • Personalized configuration of our high-performance hosting offering – to your exact needs
                • No need for costly investments in your own IT structure and in the technical expertise which might be required
                • LFS.cloud scales with your business: adjust your capacities according to customer demand
                  • LOGISTICS PLANNING AND CONSULTING

                  • Neutral and manufacture-independent logistics consulting and planning.

                    Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting (EPC) is the Ehrhardt + Partner Group’s manufacturer-independent logistics consultant. Optimize your entire supply chain with Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting, comprehensively and independently. As a neutral partner, we are by your side throughout your project – from consulting through planning to implementation. Our consulting approach always keeps an eye on the bigger picture with excellent specialist knowledge for implementation. The goal of logistics consulting from us is to deliver a successful project with lasting and future-proof solutions from a single source.

                    Services provided by Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting.
                     
                    • Planning and implementation of complete logistics systems
                    • Comprehensive planning – inside out
                    • Material flow planning, capacity planning and space planning
                    • Preparation of specifications for logistics systems and IT systems
                    • Project management in all phases of implementation
                    • Planning and performance of commissioning and acceptance procedures
                      • Logistics planning

                      • Comprehensive analysis of your logistics and preparation of a new logistics concept.

                        Careful planning is the basis for every successful logistics project. This is true in particular for logistics planning, which involves selecting a cost-optimized and customer-specific solution. Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting is familiar with the range of possible uses and applications of all established and new technologies and trends, such as Logistics 4.0. Consultation and planning are always manufacturer-independent and neutral with a view to finding the most economically appropriate solution. For the customer, that means maximum transparency for the individual components of the system – whether material flow, storage technology or the degree of automation.
                      • Virtual reality warehouse planning

                      • Logistics Planning 4.0 –
                        the virtual reality tour of your warehouse.

                        We bring your warehouse to life – even before construction starts. Right at the logistics planning stage, we use virtual reality software to actively involve you in the design of your logistics processes and to incorporate actual material flow data into a virtual warehouse tour. By identifying bottlenecks early on, we can implement cost savings and avoid mistakes in the planning phase. Our 3D visualization system improves planning reliability and delivers efficient process workflows. You too can benefit from Logistics Planning 4.0 with Ehrhardt + Partner Consulting. Let us help you plan your logistics processes, proactively and accurately.

                         
                      • EPG-Holodeck

                      • Into virtual reality with the EPG HOLODECK.

                        You want to experience logistics planning not only on paper? You want to experience it up close? We invite you to explore an innovative and immersive logistics experience with us. We show you the next level of logistics planning and material flow visualization, exclusively in the HOLODECK of the Ehrhardt + Partner Group.

                        With the development of the world’s first virtual reality (VR) CAVE system for logistics, the Ehrhardt + Partner Group has reached the next level of logistics planning and consulting. The unique 5-sided CAVE with active stereo projection provides an immersive experience in a virtual environment. Up to 12 visitors can experience the three-dimensional simulation, emulation and visualization of logistics processes in the HOLODECK – without using VR glasses. The unique dive-in experience of this technology enables a better understanding of logistics processes. According to the principle: in the fray instead of being kept at bay.

                         
                      • Logistics Analytics

                      • Big Data becomes Smart Data.
                        To know already today what is important tomorrow.

                        Do you know how much potential is hidden in your warehouse? Only a fraction of the data available in a company is systematically collected and, of that data, only a small part is analyzed and used to support business decisions. With LFS.analytics, we provide a service that uncovers and analyzes untapped possibilities within the warehouse. Make use of existing data, and tap into the full potential of existing possibilities. Is your business very seasonal, for example? Using the collected and analyzed data, LFS.analytics can provide targeted predictions for future developments.
                      • Logistics optimization

                      • Analyzing and optimizing the internal material flow.

                        About 50% of logistics costs are for intralogistics and about 50% for order picking. The material flow in internal operations therefore plays a particularly important role. Not least, these time-consuming and high-cost factors make the material flow a major cost driver in companies, so the flow has to be optimized in the face of the current intense level of competition and influencing factors, such as same-day delivery and multi-channel logistics.
                    • AREAS OF APPLICATION

                    • A warehouse management system to fit all your needs.

                      The LFS multi-client and enterprise ready warehouse management system is suited for international, multi-language applications in the areas of trade and commerce, production, and logistics services. This warehouse management software helps to increase your process workflow efficiency and allows not only for noticeable savings but also ensures your logistics’ future viability at a low cost.
                        • Automotive and Spare Parts

                        • Always just-in-time: LFS for the automotive and spare parts industry.

                          Error-free logistics is essential for business. This is especially true of the automotive and spare parts industry. Trucks deliver a wide range of spare parts and production parts to authorized car repair shops and dealerships several times a day – which is the only way to ensure that defective vehicles are repaired quickly and efficiently. LFS manages and controls the processes associated with such sophisticated logistics operations. Our warehouse management system can even cope with the multitude of the various parts and variations, from the smallest electronic component to large structural body parts, and always finds the most appropriate HU. With LFS, you get to take advantage of this perfect interplay between production and logistics.

                          Automotive & Spare Parts

                          • Multi-order picking using transport equipment
                          • Just-in-time/just-in-sequence processes
                          • Maximum order processing speed
                          • Webstore integration

                          LFS.wms includes a variety of modules for the automotive and spare parts industry.
                           
                          • Transportation Management Solutions LFS.tms
                          • Multi-order picking: 2-stage work packages
                          • Integrated shipping system: connection of CEP providers
                          • Freight capacity calculationSlot-Management
                          • Shop Orders
                          • Cross-Docking
                        • Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare

                        • Maximum quality and maximum safety: the LFS software suite for chemical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare applications

                          Logistics in the healthcare industry saves lives. A wrong or delayed shipment can have serious consequences on a patient’s health, which is why all logistics processes must be perfectly in sync. With our LFS software suite, we are offering a tried-and-tested solution to handle perishable and temperature-sensitive products in an optimal way – all while keeping an eye on the constantly-evolving framework conditions within the industry.

                          Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

                          • Supply of the production
                          • Batch traceability
                          • Prohibition of banning
                          • 1.000 point rule
                          • Dangerous goods thresholds
                          • Access to pharmacies
                          • Hospital Logistics

                          Our warehouse management system offers a variety of modules for use in the healthcare industry.
                           
                          • Serial number handling (various options)
                          • Handling of hazardous goods
                          • Quality certificates/labels
                          • Multi-order picking: 2-stage work packages
                          • Bes Before Date Handling
                          • Pick-to-Light
                        • Electronics

                        • A wide range of products with many variations, plus maximum availability: these are the requirements of the electronics industry

                          From light switches to cable reels to electrical cabinets: the electronics industry requires both a broad product portfolio and various price ranges to be managed. The orders received are just as manifold, with branch stores, contractors, trade operations, etc. having a wide variety of needs, ordering different quantities, and requiring the products at specific times. Many orders involving small parts necessitate extreme flexibility on the part of the Warehouse-Management-Systems employed, and perfectly synchronized processes are essential to guarantee success. This is where LFS comes in. The system handles specific functions such as cross docking, serial number handling, and cable reel management in an optimized fashion. With LFS, you’re on the safe side – especially when it comes to high-cost items.

                          Electronics
                           
                          • Managing cable reels and cut/trimmed wires
                          • Avoiding unnecessary waste
                          • Reducing returns by maintaining a high level of quality
                          • Optimized path management inside the warehouse
                          • Cross docking function for small-part and time-critical deliveries
                        • Trade, E-commerce & Fashion

                        • Reliable, even when the pressure is on: LFS for trade and e-commerce.

                          If you want to be successful in trade, you will have to be a jack of all trades. Be it omni-channel with wholesale and retail operations, or e-commerce: behind every great variety of sales channels there always also is a sophisticated logistics operation. Only a robust logistics software allows for error-free, same-day and/or express delivery, even during seasonal peaks. Value added services (VAS) and efficient returns management are, in addition to maximum speed, the key factors of success. Why not benefit from the versatile applications offered by our warehouse management system? LFS.wms lets you take your warehouse performance to the road.

                          Trade

                          • Never out of stock (NOOS)
                          • Acceleration of order processing through intelligent order consolidation
                          • Same Day delivery and express delivery
                          • Omnichannel
                          • Efficient return management
                          • Value Added Services
                          • Pick-and-Pack

                          Our warehouse management system offers a variety of modules for use in trade and commerce.
                           
                          • Multi-order picking: 2-stage work packages
                          • Pick-and-pack principle
                          • Integrated shipping system: connection of CEP providers
                          • Resource management
                          • Transport control system
                          • Returns handling
                          • Consolidation
                        • Industry & Manufacturing

                        • LFS in sync with industry: maximum intersection of production and logistics.

                          Just-in-time and just-in-sequence processes have become part and parcel of every industrial and production company’s daily operations. This also has a significant impact on logistics processes: here, precision is key. Processes that are perfectly in sync both in time and in place are the most important factors of success. It is crucial to remain flexible and avoid downtimes. Our warehouse management system provides you with the perfect solution. Let LFS help you to efficiently connect logistics and production.

                          Industry & Production

                          • Efficient production supply for your economic success
                          • Avoidance of downtime
                          • Connection of various bearing types
                          • Just-in-time-/Just-in-sequence process
                          • Connection of various conveying techniques
                          • Control of Routes

                          Our warehouse management system offers a variety of modules for use in industry & manufacturing.
                           
                          • Handling of parts lists
                          • Handling of hazardous goods
                          • Asset management
                          • Transport control system
                          • RFID
                          • Automated systems communication (integration of materials handling technology)
                        • Food & Beverage

                        • Quality and freshness under one roof: Food & beverage.

                          Strict guidelines are part and parcel of the daily operations of food and beverage wholesalers and retailers. End-to-end batch traceability, handling best-before dates and bulks, and integrating a wide range of picking methods such as pick-by-voice all form an integral part of the LFS solution. In addition, our logistics software also allows you to quickly adapt to new customer specifications and legal regulations. Take a look for yourself and find out more about the high level of transparency and efficiency offered by our warehouse management system, which will put you one step ahead of the competition.

                          Food & beverage

                          • Handling of empties and recyclable packaging
                          • Pick-by-voice up to -30°C (-22°F)
                          • Temperature zone management
                          • Managing aging/ripening periods
                          • Warehouse strategies (FIFO, FEFO, etc.)
                          • Multi transport handling
                          • Intelligent outgoing goods space management

                          LFS.wms includes a variety of modules for the food & beverage industry.
                           
                          • Best-Before-Date (BBD) handling
                          • Batch handling
                          • Multi-order picking: 2-stage work packages
                          • Pick-by-Voice
                          • Bulk handling
                          • Quality certificates/labels
                          • Beverage logistics
                        • Logistics services

                        • As multifaceted as our industry maximum flexibility for logistics service providers, thanks to LFS.

                          Logistics service providers need to be able to serve a whole host of customers who each have a wide range of requirements. To be successful in the marketplace, therefore, flexibility and customer focus are the most important criteria. All processes need to be synchronized – not only in the warehouse but also during transport on the road. In addition, outsourcing partners face new and constant logistical demands from trade and industry. Our LFS warehouse management system is designed as modules, multi-client ready, and offers a wide range of features. As a result, LFS provides the flexibility and reliability needed to gain a game-changing advantage in this highly competitive environment that is logistics services.

                          Logistic Services

                          • Flexible adaptations to changing requirements
                          • High transparency and central access to all connected sites
                          • Gapless article management right up to the end customer
                          • Platform independence
                          • Multinational and corporate capacity
                          • Available in 16 languages
                          • Connection of various ERP systems via a certified interface
                          • Independent connection of new clients

                          LFS.wms includes a variety of modules for logistics services.
                           
                          • Billing of logistics services
                          • Shipment tracking – log trace
                          • Multi-order picking
                          • Value Added Services
                          • Integrated shipping system: connection of CEP providers
                          • Platform independence
                          • Freight capacity calculation
                          • Freight cost calculation
                          • Yard-Management