Weland Solutions now fully owns the WMS system Compact Store. In conjunction with the acquisition, Weland Solutions’ IT Department was expanded to give it the capacity to take the system to the next level. A series of planned improvements and brand new features are now being rolled out in parallel with Weland Solutions’ launch of Compact Store 8.0.
The new version has a more contemporary interface and is even more future-proof. The WMS system provides support for all operations included in normal inventory management, such as incoming deliveries, combination, prioritising and starting of picking orders, transfer and refilling of items and inventory.
One of Compact Store 8.0’s new features is putaway and storage of incoming goods via Put-To-Light (PTL). This means the customer can use PTL to manage storage – a tool that makes replenishment picking in vertical storage lifts more efficient. This already exists for order picking, but is now also available for putaway.
Several aspects of the feature for starting an order have been improved. The option to link operators to lifts, faster import of orders and enhanced support for tablets and mobile devices are other new features that users can look forward to after an upgrade.
Compact Store can be used as a completely independent system, but is usually connected to an ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning). The ERP system manages finances and Compact Store can be seen as the storage module. About 400 have been installed at customer premises and Compact Store has been delivered with most commercially available ERP systems.