Warehouse automation

An easy integration in WMS7

Warehouse automation streamlines your warehouse, but which solution is right for you?

Warehouses and distribution centres are struggling to keep up with the pace of e-commerce fulfilment with short order cycles and labour-intensive picking. This pressure, combined with the challenge of finding enough warehouse staff, is prompting many to consider investing in varying degrees of automation, from pick-to-light systems to shuttles and robotic sortation, to get the right goods to customers on time.

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Why do you need a WMS?

You can very rarely use automation without a WMS. Typically, a warehouse has both an area with warehouse automation and an area without, as not all types of goods fit into warehouse automation. An order will therefore often consist of goods stored in different places in the warehouse, and a WMS must therefore route the warehouse automation and warehouse workers' picking routines together, so that all orders are picked as efficiently as possible, and then consolidated before they reach the packing table.

For warehouse automation to work, regardless of the type of system, you need to have an overall WMS to feed the automation system with information about orders and goods to be picked. It's a symbiotic relationship, and warehouses can't use advanced automated technologies without implementing a WMS that has the capacity to collect and act on data.

The Tecsys WMS7 has the functionality built in to ensure you get the data you need to streamline your warehouse. It's both about which items to place where in the warehouse (the manual or automated part) and how best to use picking routines to get all orders packed as quickly as possible.

Tecsys Warehouse Management System 7

Tecsys WMS7 is fully automated warehouse management that increases warehouse productivity and reduces picking errors.

With WMS from Tecsys, you get:

  • Optimized picking with multipluk algorithm
  • Secure identification of goods
  • FIFO and batch management.

This means that the goods are handled correctly, that the processing time for each order is shorter and – not least – that the customer experience is (even) better.

Integration and communication across systems

Tecsys WMS can of course be integrated with your automation, ERP or shop system. WMS7 is born with a standard file format that can communicate with other systems and a file interface that can be extended with more information if needed.

We have integrated WMS7 with Autostore, Knapp Shuttle, Effimat, Classicmat and Kardex. If you need to integrate with another warehouse automation system, that’s no problem.

Tecsys WMS takes care of all small movements in the warehouse and only reports back to the ERP system when and if a goods movement has an economic impact. All data exchange between WMS7 and your ERP system is automatic and with high data security, which also includes monitoring of the file interface.

WMS7 is developed by Tecsys, and we can therefore accommodate virtually any customization request. Every solution is put together in collaboration with the customer – based on a thorough analysis and a set of design criteria. So you get a system that delivers exactly the features you need. If you later want to expand or adapt further, this is just a simple expansion project.

How to order WMS

We have a fixed process we work from when you order a WMS. Our project manager will see the project through to completion.

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