With a large number of locations and stakeholders having different logistics characteristics, the software update presented a special challenge. During production, distribution, and e-commerce operations, many locations had to change over step by step to the new standard WMS solution – regardless of a manual, semi-automated, or fully automated logistics process. The result is a WAMAS® version with tailor-made Coop elements. The existing systems were replaced at almost all locations while day-to-day operations continued and countless interfaces to external partners and subsystems were integrated.
The pilot project at five warehouse locations was completed mid-2016, followed by five more rollouts in April 2017. By the end of 2019, the SSI SCHAEFER IT specialists will implement 20 additional standardized updates, followed by 50 more within the next few years.