What happens when your company succeeds beyond its wildest imagination? If you’re the German food corporation Seeberger, you complete revamp your warehouse and transform it into a building with a top-of-the-line wireless network.
Though the company had thought long and hard over how the business should evolve, the wireless network solution wasn’t made over night. After reviewing three vendors and choosing Cisco (due to Cisco having the most complete and simple solution) Seeberger built out their wireless network gradually and carefully. Now their entire campus is connected via 200 Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Access Points and Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers.
With the entire operation wireless, it has allowed warehouse operations to be automated. Whether its the temperature and humidity being controlled in the raw goods warehouse to technicians checking sprinkler systems and recording the results anywhere on campus, the company is run in a more efficient automated way.
“We know exactly where specific goods are at any stage and have detailed information about the entire production process,” says Florian Paul, deputy manager, IT infrastructure at Seeberger. “(A thing like) food traceability is no longer a challenge.”
The Cisco-designed wireless netowrk solution has worked so well at Seeberger, that the company is thinking of adopting more Cisco-led projects in the future.
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