Digitizing logistics flows for simple projects

Simple, practical and fast!


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How to get a robust, high-performance and modular WMS in 3 months?

Over the last 5 years, SITACI has invested in R&D to make its WMS (version 11) modular and easily configurable. Today, with the arrival of SaaS technologies, access to a quality WMS is becoming more affordable.

Furthermore, SITACI has developed a very structured methodology (the EGO WMS product remains the same) by choosing to digitise the existing flows in a warehouse, while at the same time incorporating the best practices provided by its WMS, but without overhauling the organisation (initially).

The objective is to be able to generate the first concrete results within the warehouse as soon as the WMS is put into service, and then to set in motion a dynamic of change that will make people want to go further!

Briefly, how do we do it?

Starting from your current operation, Sitaci knows how to digitise your warehouse with its WMS platform, without overhauling or upsetting your organisation, to quickly achieve significant gains and to modernise the tasks of your teams.

1. Study:

  • Analysis of the topography of the warehouse, the particularities of the articles and the logistic processes,
  • Discovery of the WMS tool and its benefits,
  • Operating rules of the tool.

2. Implementation:

  • Mock-up of flows and parameterisation of the solution,
  • Creation of operating procedures,
  • Preparation of the hardware and IT environments.

3. Deployment:

  • Appropriation of the solution,
  • Realization of the scenarios,
  • Start-up.

Why do we do it this way?

In an increasingly chaotic world, we realised, like most of our colleagues, that our working methods had to evolve to enable our future customers to benefit from a WMS quickly, simply and with concrete results. Usually, the implementation of a WMS software follows a classic V-shaped methodology.

The disadvantage is the duration of such a project, the profound changes in organisations that it entails, significant costs (and ROI – return on investment – difficult to estimate) and a certain exhaustion of the teams….



However, we note that the current environment is increasingly complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous:

  • Inconsistency of situations that can change unpredictably and rapidly,
  • Uncertainty due to situations that cannot be predicted, to results that are hoped for but not guaranteed, to possible surprise effects..,
  • Complexity linked to an increasing number of interactions of the components of a system, a market, a sector of activity,
  • Ambiguity due to the difficulty of distinguishing situations without the risk of being wrong.


We are therefore convinced that the V-shaped implementation approach is no longer entirely suitable for companies looking for quick wins with a short implementation timeframe…

This is why we propose, in addition to the classic V approach (which remains relevant in certain contexts), this methodology for implementing our WMS, which consists of digitising the current logistics flows with the standard EGO solution (without any specific development). And in a second phase, to redesign step by step its high-stakes processes.

In any case, this “counter-intuitive” approach has the great merit of meeting the expectations of a good number of smaller structures: to see rapid gains even if everything is not perfect, and then to engage in a dynamic of continuous improvement of its logistics practices!


To conclude

This methodology for implementing a WMS has several advantages:

  • Encouraging a permanent dialogue: digitising the existing system allows you to set parameters as you go along, to interact and to see the solution working,
  • “The devil is in the detail”: digitising the existing system makes it possible to detect “holes in the system” very quickly, areas of discrepancy (e.g. how I am going to scan in practice on a daily basis, etc.),
  • Limit ambitions: digitising the existing system avoids long projects that exhaust teams, or even overhauls of the organisation,
  • Have operational results from the first week of implementation!