AWION is a genuine in-house development by our IT specialists at Rhenus Warehousing Digital Solutions. Both national and international customers benefit from its innovative logistics process solutions in the automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer goods and retail industries. They all rely on the availability and stability as well as the strong support of our application for round-the-clock operation. Building on this robust foundation, we always succeed in meeting the individual needs of our partners in a way that ensures long-term support and further development. Depending on the requirements, AWION offers various forms of access for users, as well as access to other systems: PickByVision, PickByVoice and conveyor techniques, multilingual user interfaces, web service connections, SAP interfaces, XML formats (according to EDIFACT standard, but also individually agreed upon).
The AWION success story has been going on for 20 years now and there is still no end in sight because the range of functions is continuously being further developed. For this purpose, we rely on the input of our key users from the operational units – what they provide in terms of requirements is translated into detailed concepts by our experienced system architects and then precisely implemented by our development teams.
Lascana is an international manufacturer and retailer of lingerie, swimwear and beachwear. The company is headquartered in Hamburg and belongs to the Otto Group. To enable Lascana to deliver goods via a new warehouse at short notice, we used the AWION standard to create a special interim solution within a short implementation period. The final project phase then involved automating the processes developed in AWION by connecting a fully automated shuttle warehouse.
As you can see, there are quite a few different programmes and tools involved here – but our IT professionals have them all easily under control, so that we have already been able to successfully roll out the new platform features in several countries. The mobile handling of the application has now been significantly improved, and even more customers are using the option to assign delivery dates to themselves. This is just one indication that we have been able to increase customer satisfaction in general. It is also now possible to generate additional sales through effective upselling – last but not least, we have created the technical prerequisites on numerous levels to expand the platform step by step in the future. And who knows, maybe your input will already be included in the next upgrade.
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The example of Lascana shows just one of many software solutions that we have already realised with AWION for new and existing customers. This results in exciting challenges and a lot of freedom for you as a software developer: you can bring user interfaces for desktop applications and mobile devices to life, create the perfect interface connection or tackle the integration of material flow systems. Your development will directly improve the user experience of our operational units. Whatever you choose, we welcome you to a friendly community with agile teams and experienced professionals who are always ready to assist you. Do you feel like actively shaping the next quantum leaps between logistics and IT at Rhenus? Well, go for it!