Rapid Deployment SAP Mobility on the Mendix Platform

Our mobile solution for the SAP supply chain, PreBilt, powered by Mendix, was able to deliver a whole host of business and operational benefits across Deli Home’s warehousing sites as part of a wider SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) transformation project.

A supplier of custom timber products for the home improvement market, Deli Home provides its products and services to home improvement and builders’ merchants, retailers, and building contractors across Europe.

Deli Home was utilising SAP as its ERP system and looking to extend it into its warehouses, embarking on an SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) transformation project. With mobile scanning already in place at these sites, Deli Home required a new mobile solution that was easy for its operators to use.

After reviewing the standard mobile solution for SAP EWM, Deli Home believed there was a risk to user engagement. With time limited due to the wider SAP EWM implementation, PreBilt was identified as the ideal rapid deployment mobile solution that was able to fulfill all requirements.

The Config Team implemented PreBilt for EWM, powered by Mendix, to execute SAP EWM transactions on mobile devices within five warehouses across the Netherlands. Configuring the solution to meet specific needs, PreBilt has been deployed to manage a range of processes including goods receipt, picking, physical inventory counting, and stock enquiry. 

A major advantage of PreBilt was the rapid deployment, with Deli Home up and running with the mobile solution in less than 12 weeks, ensuring the company hit its wider EWM go-live date. Deploying the standard PreBilt for EWM framework, the flexible customisation toolkit provided by The Config Team enabled the internal team at Deli Home to tailor the screen layout and appearance, during the project, to optimise the solution for the warehouse operators. 

Commenting on the project, Ronald van Schieveen, Business Consultant at Deli Home, said: “Already having a mobile solution our operatives were comfortable with, we were concerned transitioning to the standard SAP solution would have a negative impact on our end users as the screens were so complex and difficult to use.  

“PreBilt is an ideal solution for us, as we can enhance it to bring even more benefits by changing the fields on the screen to suit how we want to use them. 

“The level of EWM knowledge and expertise at The Config Team was exceptional, the team was not only knowledgeable on its own mobile solution, but also the way it integrated with SAP, which was key for us. The team working on our project was always available and ready to help with any requests, as well as providing training for our internal team.” 

Take a closer look at the Deli Home case study below and see PreBilt in action at one of their sites.

Established in 1994, The Config Team has been solving SAP supply chain challenges for some of the world’s biggest brands for over 27 years. We design and implement intelligent SAP supply chain solutions that drive process excellence across the end-to-end supply chain, including PreBilt™ powered by Mendix, our user-friendly mobile solution that digitises any transaction within warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution centres.