SPAR Group Switzerland
Meat-picking by voice: Pick-by-Voice processes in SAP LES
Pick-by-Voice processes in SAP LES:
SPAR Switzerland optimises meat picking of its own-brand SPAR meat & more
About SPAR Switzerland
The SPAR Group is a Swiss retail company with headquarters in Sankt Gallen. The SPAR Group includes around 200 SPAR neighbourhood stores, SPAR mini and SPAR express convenience stores and TopCC Cash & Carry cash & carry pick-up stores. The majority of the stores are run by independent retailers in a franchising system.
The SPAR Group employs around 2,000 people (as of May 2020). SPAR relies on food supermarkets in the neighbourhood, a wide range of fresh products and a wide variety of assortments including local and organic products. Since April 2016, the SPAR Group has been a subsidiary of South Africa’s The SPAR Group Ltd, which generated total sales of CHF 7.4 billion in 2019.
In July 2019, SPAR Handels AG (hereinafter SPAR Switzerland) launched the new own brand “SPAR meat & more” for meat, sausages, charcuterie, marinades and side dishes in all SPAR markets in Switzerland. This is intended to focus on animal welfare and sustainability, among other things.
Up to now, the central supplier has pre-packed the ordered meat products in boxes in line with the markets’ requirements. Re-packing at the distribution centre in St. Gallen no longer took place.
This led to inconsistencies, e.g. with regard to delivered goods or quantity. It was decided that in future picking would be done directly at the distribution centre and no longer at the supplier.
About the project
The project was divided into 2 phases: