• Supply chain management creates transparent inspection processes for around 500 suppliers and more than 70,000 articles.
• Department store chain opts for quality control module of Setlog’s OSCA supply chain software.
(Bochum, October 8, 2018) Since October, the quality inspections for the entire Galeria Kaufhof product range have been controlled on a single central platform. The cloud-based quality control software from Setlog GmbH in Bochum replaces e-mails and Excel lists and acts as a central communication platform for Galeria Kaufhof´s quality management as well as laboratories and purchasing agencies.
The aim of the quality management is to ensure that the department store products comply with legal regulations in the countries of production and with higher internal quality standards beyond. In particular for high-risk groupings such as toys, small electrical items and consumer goods, the aim is to guarantee that no dangerous substances or defective products are sold. Furthermore, the company wants to make the testing organization even more efficient and the performance of the testing laboratories as transparent as possible.
“We want to take a closer look at where the greatest threats lie with an intelligent, risk-oriented test control system, and we expect a considerable increase in efficiency through the digitalization of our inspection processes. Setlog provides the best package in terms of costs, implementation 2
time, functionality and interfaces,” says Martin Löring, Head of Quality Management & VCM at Galeria Kaufhof GmbH in Cologne.
The product range of the department store chain includes textiles, electronics, household goods, toys and groceries. Every year, the marketability of more than 70,000 articles must be ensured by random checks. The focus thereby lies on the company`s own brands, which are manufactured mainly in Asia by some 500 suppliers and sold mainly in Europe and North America. Excessive concentrations of chemicals in textiles, softeners in children’s toys, messy seams or non-colour-fast textiles should be detected in the manufacturing process.
For this purpose, Galeria Kaufhof first transfers the order data with the corresponding article
information from its own Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to the platform. All activities and documents, starting with the placing of the inspection order and ending with the results, are centrally stored and legally confirmed. A dashboard displays the status of an inspection and the tasks to be done. This allows, among other things, to bundle economic inspection packages, avoid double inspections and comply with specific regulations in the target markets. Once the inspection has been completed, the data is returned to the ERP system at Galeria Kaufhof.
Nora Breuker, Digital Marketing Strategist
Setlog GmbH, Alleestraße 80, 44793 Bochum, Germany Phone +49 234 720 285 78, firstname.lastname@example.org, setlog.com
Setlog Holding is a provider of tailor-made Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solutions. The central product is the cloud-based SCM software OSCA®, which is used by over 150 brands in the apparel, electronics, food, consumer goods and hardware sectors. With the help of OSCA®, companies can network with their customers, suppliers and service providers to optimally coordinate their supply chain, accelerate processes and manage supply chains efficiently.
Setlog GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Setlog Holding AG. Founded in 2001, the company is now a leading provider of SCM software with over 40,000 users in 92 countries. The software company employs 60 people between Bochum (headquarters), Cologne and New York. www.setlog.com
About Galeria Kaufhof
The Cologne-based Galeria Kaufhof Group is one of Europe’s leading department store retailers. With its innovative Galeria concept, the company presents modern shopping and experience worlds. The Galeria Kaufhof Group operates 95 department stores and 57 Dinea restaurants as well as 16 department stores in Belgium. Since October 1, 2015, the Galeria Kaufhof Group belongs to the Canadian Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX: HBC), a global operator of premium department stores. Further information: www.kaufhof.de