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Gartner recognized SSI Schaefer and its WMS WAMAS as a challenger within the Magic Quadrant. For SSI Schaefer, once again this distinction underlines the quality and central role of the software within the company’s broad material handling product and solutions portfolio. Steffen Bersch, CEO of SSI Schaefer Group, comments: "Software is a key driver of material handling. This recognition supports that our long-term corporate strategy and focus on technology leadership is the correct approach, especially in the area of software. Our actions are consistently led by our goal to optimally supply our customers with high-performance software and efficient and sustainable logistics and material handling solutions."
With more than 1,100 people working in software solutions among a total of 10,500 employees, the SSI Schaefer Group is a business partner that is very familiar with the requirements of state-of-the-art material handling from hardware to software. SSI Schaefer is also a partner who knows how to translate these requirements into sustainable solutions for its customers. According to the SSI Schaefer software experts, a future-proof warehouse management system should be highly standardized, and at the same time be modular and have an open architecture. This allows the software to be seamlessly integrated within various IT landscapes and technologies. WAMAS was developed based on these requirements. It provides a wide range of WMS processes and configurable process variants, with an extended range of functions as well as modularity and standardization. It can be used in manual as well as highly complex, fully automated logistics systems, for customers with either one or more sites. Furthermore, the WAMAS service range includes labor management, flexible presentation of essential KPIs in dashboards and real-time visualization of all material flows and possible errors. This information forms the basis for decisions to achieve the full potential of all material handling systems.
"We are delighted to be recognized in the Magic Quadrant. It shows that we are on the right track with our software strategy and that we can help our customers manage their processes even more efficiently. I would like to sincerely thank my team for making it possible for us to take this step," explains Notker Steigerwald, SVP, Head of Business Unit Logistics Solutions at SSI Schaefer.
1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, Simon Tunstall, Dwight Klappich, 30 June 2021
2 The annual report on the strongest and most valuable brands / brandirectory.com
3 Gartner, Magic Quadrant Research Methodology, https://www.gartner.com/en/research/methodologies/magic-quadrants-research
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The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. With headquarters located in Neunkirchen (Germany), SSI Schaefer employs approximately 10,500 associates globally, along with seven domestic and international production sites, and approximately 70 worldwide operating subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers‘ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of materials handling.
SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses and industrial plants. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. The SSI Schaefer IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization, and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.
SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.
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