Technology to adapt to customer needs

02 Feb 2022

Urvina will upgrade its supply chain in order to adapt it to the new requirements of Logistics 4.0. On the one hand, it will equip its logistics centre in Zaragoza, Spain, with a miniload system to accommodate 12,000 boxes. On the other, it will replace its previous warehouse management software with Easy WMS from Mecalux. This system will control operations and processes in Urvina’s logistics facilities in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Valladolid, Vigo, Vitoria and Zaragoza) as well as Morocco.

AS/RS for boxes at Urvina's logistics centre in Zaragoza, Spain

Urvina is currently at a juncture where it needs to digitise its processes to attend to its customers’ new needs. Thus, it has decided to update its warehouse management software to optimise its supply chain. To do this, it will instal Easy WMS. Integrated with Urvina’s SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning software, the WMS will monitor product inflows and outflows and supervise operators as they complete their tasks.

Easy WMS will be equipped with four modules, which will provide additional features:

  • Supply Chain Analytics Software will accurately control all activities carried out in the warehouses.
  • Multi Carrier Shipping Software will manage the order packaging and labelling processes. Additionally, it will connect the logistics facilities with the transport agencies.
  • 3PL Warehouse Management Software will provide Urvina’s customers with detailed information on their products.
  • Billing will make it possible to invoice the services Urvina provides to its customers.

At the logistics centre in Zaragoza, Urvina will also implement a miniload system. This automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) for boxes will consist of two 40-metre-long aisles with 12-metre-tall double-deep racking containing 27 storage levels. This automated solution managed by Easy WMS will help the company to speed up order picking and boost productivity.

This project responds to one of our main requirements of our customers, who demand maximum reliability in terms of delivery times, quantities and locations.

Rut UrbanoCEO, Urvina

About Urvina

Founded in 1959, Urvina is a Spanish company initially dedicated to the manufacturer of protective gloves. Over the years, Urvina has diversified its business and is now a 3PL operator providing solutions for the industrial sector. The company is present in the US, Mexico, China, France, India, Portugal and Morocco.