Reference - Warehousing at ArcelorMittal

Duisburg-Ruhrort, Germany

The task: To set up of a consignment warehouse for spare and wear parts objectives

  • No warehouse, personnel or spare parts investment cost, payment only when parts are withdrawn
  • Pay upon demand out of operative cash flow
  • Warehousing risks born by SMS group
  • 24/7 availability
  • Provision of warehouse-staff for parts issuing 7 days per week
Warehousing for a wire rod mill image


  1. Supply of warehouse management system
  2. Supply of sufficient warehouse facility and fit out
  3. Development of warehouse processes
  4. Regular reporting about spares issued and remaining stock levels 
  5. Refilling and maintaining of previously defined stock levels


  • Availability without investment costs
  • Web based documentation for simplified parts identification and ordering 
  • On-line access to prices, delivery times and availability
  • Access to global sourcing network of SMS group