The German Soccer Federation (Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V., DFB) organizes the equipment supply for the national teams from its new logistics center in Langen near Frankfurt/Main with the warehouse management system from PSI Logistics GmbH. PSIwms has been in use for administration and coordinating of picking and order processing The DFB will supply all the German national teams with equipment for training camps, international matches and EC/WC tournaments from the new 4,000 square meter, completely newly built logistics center. In addition, the logistics for approximately 350 nationwide talent promotion bases, the school football program and other DFB projects will be supported.
The DFB ships, for example, more than 1.7 tons of freight during the U-17 national team's international match trip alone. Against this backdrop, the functional scope and visualization functions offered by PSIwms were among the main reasons for the decision to award the contract to PSI. The selection procedure was supported by the Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik (Material Flow and Logistics).
In addition to the essential core functions according to VDI 3601, PSIwms includes numerous additional functions such as returns management, serial number administration, customs handling and a forklift control system. The specific functionalities include cockpit functions, parts list management, warehouse visualization and archive functions. This means that the software takes over order management on an "action-specific" basis for individual players, teams and squads and, for example, equipping the physio suitcases.
"Particularly in view of the fact that the time frame for implementing the new system was very tight, we are very satisfied with the consistently constructive and target-oriented cooperation with PSI," says Jan Fritsche, Head of Central Services, Real Estate and Logistics at the DFB.