The logistics sector is taking on more and more significance in our customer relations. We offer a highly modern infrastructure and are able to take on responsibility for, and to optimise entire customer processes as an external service provider.

Pelz has more than 20,000 pallet spaces available, most of which are in a fully automated high-rise warehouse. It is also possible to rent further storage spaces from logistics service providers with whom we work closely, and who are fully integrated into our IT landscape and who can thus be controlled centrally by Pelz. All EDI processes are implemented individually for our customers and tailor-made according to country-specific logistics concepts. Twenty-four hour delivery is available if required.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) has heralded the beginning of a new technological age: the term refers to the automatic capture of data and objects of all types. RFID has been in continuous operation at Pelz since 2005, and contributes to the optimisation of our supply chain. To enable us to make use of rapid developments in real time, Pelz is a member of the implementation network EPCglobal.

Optimisation of our supply chain and inventory management is facilitated by our CRP (Continuous Replenishment Program). CRP ensures a continuous goods supply throughout the entire length of the logistics chain, whereby the impetus for replenishment no longer comes from trade but emanates from actual demand or from expected needs in individual shops or warehouses.

We also established the extremely sophisticated pay-on-scan payment solution many years ago. We autonomously stock all markets in a retail chain with goods, determine the quantities required and supply on commission. The business reports the sales for each item and market daily in electronic form, as well as the current inventory status. On the basis of this data, we autonomously plan supplying. We advise markets in due time in electronic form (EDIFACT dispatch notification), in order to notify them of incoming deliveries. The goods bought by consumers and scanned through the till form the basis for billing.