INFORM optimizes delivery traffic at Swiss household goods expert V-ZUG

Jan 24, 2023

Making delivery traffic transparent and time-saving without delivery peaks - to achieve this goal, Swiss household goods manufacturer V-ZUG AG has been using specialized INFORM software for a year.

For over 100 years, V-ZUG AG has been producing long-lasting household appliances for kitchens and washrooms in the heart of Switzerland. Every day, about 25 trucks supply the main plant in Zug with raw materials, components and packaging. These deliveries are usually made asymmetrically throughout the day. In the past, this often led to traffic jams and overloads at the loading points in the plant. Thanks to intelligent algorithms, the SYNCROSUPPLY time slot and yard management system now ensures improved delivery planning by distributing deliveries in a more even manner throughout the day. It also provides higher transparency of processes. In this way, V-ZUG AG avoids traffic jams caused by delivery peaks and related loading point bottlenecks.

"With the system, we can react better in case of loading point bottlenecks and also make targeted rescheduling," explains Michel Schmutz, Deputy Team Leader Incoming Goods at V-ZUG. "By smoothing out the utilization, we can utilize the personnel and material resources deployed more evenly and also shorten the throughput times of the trucks on the factory site."

INFORM software organizes truck arrivals at the plant site in the hosted standard Premium edition of the SYNCROSUPPLY time slot and yard management system. Carriers can book dynamic time slots via a central time slot booking platform. This ensures a smoothing of deliveries throughout the day, optimized unloading planning, and better utilization of employees. The staff also have a better overview of the incoming trucks in the goods receiving area and can be allocated more effectively.

Many of V-ZUG's freight forwarding partners already know SYNCROSUPPLY from other suppliers and are familiar with the booking process. As a result, acceptance of the system among all parties involved is very high right from the start. "The system means a relief in the daily work routine for everyone, which no one wants to do without today," Michel Schmutz continues.


About the V-ZUG Group

"Bringing simplicity into your home and creativity into your kitchen."

V-ZUG is Switzerland’s leading brand in household appliances and also markets its products in selected premium markets abroad. V-ZUG has been developing and manufacturing kitchen and laundry appliances in Switzerland for more than 100 years and offers comprehensive service in all of its markets. SIBIRGroup AG, which focuses on the Swiss-wide provision of all-brand service and the sale of household appliances, is another part of the V-ZUG Group. The V-ZUG Group currently employs around 2,200 people.

The holding company V-ZUG Holding AG is listed in the Swiss Reporting Standard of SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich and represented in the Swiss Performance Index (SPI) (securities number 54 248 374, ISIN CH0542483745, ticker symbol VZUG).