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The Software Side of Intralogistics Automation

Intralogistics | Francesco Furzi, 25 June 2024

Intralogistics automation enhances manufacturing efficiency by optimizing the internal flow of materials and information, with IT systems such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) playing a critical role in streamlining operations. Our Smart Logistix® solution offers a comprehensive suite of integrated modules designed to improve logistics processes, ensure data accuracy, and boost overall performance.


Intralogistics encompasses the management, control, and optimization of the internal flow of goods and information within manufacturing facilities, warehouses, or distribution centers. This field covers the entire lifecycle of materials, from their initial receipt to storage, picking, packing, and eventual shipping.

Like many other aspects of modern industries, the transformation of intralogistics has been significantly influenced by technological advancements, shifting from traditional manual operations to sophisticated systems that boost efficiency and ensure traceability. Implementing advanced systems in intralogistics yields numerous advantages, such as enhanced efficiency, cost reduction, improved workplace safety, and increased flexibility.

Modern intralogistics systems integrate various components, including transport systems like Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR), and conveyor belts, along with IT systems such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS). This article will focus on the latter and, in particular, on our Smart Logistix® software and the various modules of which it is composed.

Smart Logistix® System

Smart Logistix® is an advanced intralogistics software system developed to enhance the efficiency and productivity of manufacturing facilities that can easily integrate with older systems and Industry 4.0 software to facilitate a smooth transition to advanced automation.

Our software suite provides real-time inventory management, tracking inventory and stock valuation to ensure optimal resource utilization. The system manages handling devices such as conveyors, AGVs, and robots, optimizing their operation and minimizing travel time. Smart Logistix® offers advanced reporting capabilities, providing real-time data and analytics to identify inefficiencies and suggest improvements. It integrates seamlessly with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), ensuring data synchronization and efficient information flow.


A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a software application designed to manage and control daily warehouse operations, streamlining processes from receiving goods to their dispatch. The WMS handles inventory tracking, order fulfillment, picking, packing, and shipping, with the advantage of a single interface to organize all these activities. The Smart Logistix® WMS module takes these capabilities to the next level. It provides continuous traceability of goods, allowing for better organization of receiving, order preparation, and shipping tasks. The integration of IoT technology enables the collection and transfer of information from the physical to the digital environment, allowing for completely remote management of connected devices. This system saves staff time and allows for a much better allocation of human resources. Additionally, the Smart Logistix® WMS integrates with ERP, MES, and e-commerce systems, ensuring seamless information flow and operational efficiency.

Warehouse Control System (WCS)

A Warehouse Control System (WCS) is a software application designed to manage and control automated systems within a warehouse. Unlike a WMS, which focuses primarily on inventory tracking and management, a WCS bridges the gap between higher-level software systems, like ERP, and physical equipment in the warehouse. It ensures seamless coordination between various devices, such as conveyor systems, automated sorters, and robotic arms.

The Smart Logistix® WCS module enhances these capabilities by providing real-time visibility into inventory levels, enabling accurate tracking and efficient management. It intelligently prioritizes and optimizes tasks such as order picking, sorting, and replenishment based on predefined rules. The WCS coordinates and synchronises the various equipment, ensuring smooth operations and minimizing bottlenecks. It also provides insightful reports and analytics to help managers identify areas for improvement and optimize workflows. The integration capabilities of the WCS ensure data synchronization and efficient information flow between different systems within the warehouse.

Store Module

The Store module in Smart Logistix® is responsible for storing all system data, serving as the foundation for reporting and traceability. It ensures that all data generated by the Smart Logistix® system is securely stored and easily accessible for analysis and decision-making. This module is crucial for maintaining accurate records and supporting the advanced functionalities of the system.

Gateway Module

The Gateway module facilitates communication with the company's MES and ERP systems. It establishes data exchange protocols, ensuring smooth and efficient information flow between different systems within the facility. This module enables seamless integration of Smart Logistix® with other enterprise systems, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

iConnect Module

The iConnect module enables integration with various field systems. It ensures that Smart Logistix® can communicate and coordinate with other automation and logistics technologies, enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the intralogistics processes. This module supports the integration of AGVs, AMRs, and other automated systems, ensuring smooth operations and optimal performance.


Automation of intralogistics processes is a key element in managing an efficient, state-of-the-art supply chain. Solutions like our Smart Logistix® enhance productivity, precision, and operational efficiency while reducing costs, allowing companies to maintain high competitiveness and meet evolving market demands. Investing in comprehensive and integrated intralogistics solutions is crucial for future-proofing your business, embracing Industry 4.0, and unlocking new opportunities in the manufacturing industry.

By leveraging advanced technologies such as AGVs, AMRs, and robust WMS and WCS systems, companies can optimize their internal logistics and achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and agility. With the right tools and expertise, even the most complex processes can be streamlined, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation with minimal supervision. The Smart Logistix® system offers a comprehensive solution for modern intralogistics, helping businesses transition confidently into the new era of manufacturing.

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