- Easy handling
- Individual adjustment
- Efficient control

The digital warehouse employee for structure and order

The software for efficient warehouse management

The acquisition of a WMS needs to be well considered and is primarily a question of cost for companies. However, in the long term, the advantages of a warehouse management system pay off.

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Advantages of the Warehouse Management System

Cost reduction due to fewer shortages

Time savings through optimized processes in the warehouse

Increased inventory security with better disposition options

Reduced excess inventories of individual items

Increased efficiency by forward-looking warehouse planning

Productivity increase with paperless picking

More transparency about what is happening in the warehouse

Quality assurance through complete documentation

Optimal personnel planning through better warehouse utilization

Shorter employee training period

Coordination of employees in the warehouse by the control station

With its long-time proven WMS PraMag Wanko offers the ideal application to control your logistics. PraMag supports its customers not only in terms of efficiency and optimization possibilities, but it is also characterized by high acceptance among users in daily practice

Individual solution for personal logistics.
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Our strengths
  • Industry and warehouse-independent software solution.
  • Part of a suite (WMS, TMS and FMS)
  • Highly flexible by use of workflows.
  • Quick customization options during ongoing operation.
  • Highly scalable
  • Flexible implementation concept
  • Uniform and understandable operation.

Making complex structures and processes as simple as possible in practical application is part of our philosophy.
This also applies to the introduction of our software. It can be introduced either completely at a specific point in time or step by step during ongoing operations.

Experts for the warehouse

Our project managers are your competent and reliable partners during the implementation of our WMS in every phase of the project.

  • *Analysis of the actual processes
    Joint consulting and concept development; creation of specifications (if necessary, also process description);
  • Employee training (on site and with us)
  • Commissioning with competent support on site.
  • *Consulting service
    during restructuring/realignment, introduction of new processes, etc.
Additional options
  • *Individual report creation
  • *Key figure analysis
  • *Evaluations
  • *Multilingualism
Warehouse floorplan

In order to replicate the diversity in the warehouse structures and thus guarantee its customers the best possible performance, PraMag uses various classification criteria:

  • Division into zones
    The basic division into zones, e.g. goods receipt, collection zone, reserve zone, etc., allows a wide variety of process sequences to be mapped later.
  • Division according to storage areas
    To control the warehouse processes, the warehouse is divided into different storage areas. The assignment of the storage, retrieval and picking areas is done per storage place.
  • Row place compartment format
    This enables a three-dimensional mapping of a storage place. The definition of the row-place-compartment format is essential for flexibility in warehouse conversions or expansions and decisive for orientation in the warehouse.
  • Storage place attributes
    Different attributes can be assigned to each storage place (e.g. physical storage block, occupied/not occupied, capacity and capacity monitoring, ABC area, etc.).
  • Warehouse modeling
    The storage places are created in the Stock Information program. By assigning various attributes, the warehoues floorplan is mapped according to the physical requirements and the intended optimizations in the warehouse.

PraMag can map any number of locations of a company. In doing so, each site can be mapped according to its individual logical or physical organizational units, such as

  • Warehouse types
    Pallet warehouse, high-bay warehouse, small parts warehouse, block warehouse, open-space warehouse
  • Storage areas
    also warehouse subareas, storage places, activity areas (work areas, transport areas, picking areas, and many more) can be configured.

Together with easy-to-understand warehouse configuration and high adaptability flexibility (especially during live operation), we ensure best possible site management and high practical everyday usability.

Master data management

In master data management, the basic information that remains valid for a long period of time and that is relevant for the operation of a warehouse, is mapped and maintained. Master data can apply to one location as well as to all locations.

In PraMag, all important master data objects such as customers, suppliers (clients, administrators), means of transport, branches and staff can be managed. In addition to data exchange via interfaces, it is also possible to create and maintain data independently of an interface.

Article master data

  • Basic data
    Article description, EAN, weight, dimensions, remaining shelf life, stock-separating characteristics such as BBD, batch, version, quota, etc.
  • Warehouse-specific (branch-related) data
    Strategies, over-delivery tolerances, classification ABC areas, etc.

Transportation means master data

  • Management of all common TM types
    e.g. pallet, box, container, tray, carton, corlette and many more incl. dimensions
  • Account management
    Load/unload customer, warehouse, forwarder, etc.


  • Multi warehouse capability, settings for residual quantity counting, etc.

Customer master data

  • Customers
  • Clients
  • Manager
  • Warehouse
  • Suppliers

User management

  • User authorization
    Assignment of an ID and individual permissions
  • Role management
    Authorizations are granted via assignment to a role. Roles facilitate the large-scale assignment of authorizations for a large number of employees.
Inventory management

Inventory management includes functionalities and methods for managing and finding the same as well as different inventory levels. With PraMag you master

  • Inventory management accurate to storage location
  • Inventory management by stock-separating characteristics.
    Batch, best before date, version, quota, blocking indicator
  • Inventory management by inventory type
    free, blocked, quality blocked
  • Use of strategies
    Stocking strategies, stock transfer strategies, stock removal strategies and stock reservation strategies based on a wide range of adjustable parameters
  • Booking history
    All goods and TM movements within a warehouse can be tracked with a wide range of information
  • Storage
    Chaotic warehousing (free choice of storage location by the system), warehousing with fixed locations
  • Printing of article labels and storage place labels
  • Different storage options of single-article or mixed load carriers
  • Digital warehouse floorplan and path network
    The so-called "route network double play" is used to optimize routes and avoid unnecessary trips.
Transport management

In PraMag, transport management is performed by

  • Determination of forklift groups
    Linking of forklift groups and work areas and storage of further parameters important for transport (full pallet transports, sequence/priority of work areas to be processed, etc.)
  • Definition of work areas
  • Consideration of stage places.
    Transport from A to B via G

In PraMag we distinguish between

  • Relocate
    move a load carrier (LGT) from a source location to a destination location
  • Rearrangement
    Bring partial quantity of an item from one LGT to another LGT
Goods receipt

Goods Receiving (GR), is the area where goods are physically received, checked, recorded and stored and is therefore one of the most important processes in a warehouse. It must be handled with great care, because every error subsequently leads to problems and unnecessary rework in one of the downstream warehouse processes. In PraMag, the process basically looks like this:

  • Notification
    Orders can be created and processed in PraMag either manually or automatically (if the data is transmitted via an SST from the upstream ERP system)
  • Order positions
    are created as notified stock (virtual stock)
  • Taking over
    The goods are received via scan with the MDE; actual stocks are compared against the notificated stock and posted to a GR place
  • **Deconsolidation
    If necessary, deconsolidation takes place prior to taking over.
  • Quality check
    takes place according to the corresponding specification by the ERP system
  • Storage
    the target search for storage is carried out on the basis of defined strategies and taking into account other parameters such as material groups (hazardous goods, heavy goods, etc.), permissible loading equipment types, storage zones, storage place dimensions (including height assessment), etc.
  • **Inventory feedback
    Confirmation of the received goods to the ERP takes place

other options:

  • Commission goods
    Customer-related goods orders are marked separately by allocating a quota and are later taken into account in stock reservations.
  • Cross-Docking Processes.
    can be identified, managed and controlled using various parameters in the order or in the goods. A complete storage of the goods is not necessary.
Outgoing goods

Goods issue is the area in which the goods to be delivered are physically removed from storage and booked out on the inventory side. In addition to the reservation/picking of the goods, the goods issue process also includes the recording of loading equipment as well as the control at staging or goods issue places. In PraMag, the process basically looks like this:

  • Order management
    Orders can be created and processed in PraMag either manually or automatically (if they are transmitted via an SST from the upstream ERP system).
  • Order positions
    Based on the order positions and taking into account existing stock-defining characteristics (including quota goods), goods are reserved in the warehouse and
    picking tasks are formed
  • Reservation of the stock
    In the standard system, FIFO is used; FEFO is used for articles with an expiration date; LIFO can also be set.
  • Picking
    The picking of the goods is done with the MDE and usually route-optimized (if necessary taking into account the weight or dangerous goods regulations, etc.).
  • Choice between guided picking and free picking.
    The collector is guided to the storage place of the reserved goods or the collector decides independently from which storage place he picks the goods
  • Target search
    The destination search for picked goods is carried out based on defined strategies and taking into account other parameters such as port specifications, specifications from the order (among others repacking specifications, existing packing stations, shipping places for parcel services, etc.).
  • **Consolidation
    Optionally, goods can be consolidated or compacted in goods issue before loading
  • Packing
    Printing of shipping labels and SSCC, delivery bills, freight documents
  • Shipping
    After processing all tasks for a tour, loading takes place (taking into account the loading sequence)
  • Delivery feedback
    At the end of the tour, the picked goods and the empties used are reported back to the ERP.

Adjustable are

  • multi-level picking
  • Block picking
  • Order-, customer- or tour-related picking
  • Consideration of full pallets and break-off quantity
  • voucherless or voucher-based picking
  • Override FIFO and FEFO if required
Internal warehouse processes


In the process of stock transfer, a load carrier (LGT) with goods is moved from a source bin to a new destination bin on the basis of a transfer order (TO) (planned stock transfer). LGT can also be moved without an existing TO (unplanned stock transfer).

  • Relocation: planned/unplanned stock transfers

  • Rearrange: subsets of an item are transferred from a source LGT to a target LGT

  • Return to storage: creation of transfer orders for clearing the collection zone


If a quantity of an item is required for picking, a stock transfer takes place in the form of a replenishment (from the reserve zone to the collection zone).

  • planned (creation of TA on the basis of consumption values)
  • Unplanned (by picker)
  • Quantity determination of replenishment e.g. from min./max. quantity; consideration of order quantities of open orders, etc.


During a transfer posting, at least one attribute of a position is changed in the system. Permission to perform via appropriate authorizations ensures the unauthorized use of this option.
  • Stock changes (attribute change, e.g. blocking indicator)
  • Inventory corrections (quantity changes) usually with specification of cost centers
  • Feedback to the ERP system


A stocktaking is creating an inventory of all stocks. In PraMag, each inventory is performed at the storage place level. The places to be counted are grouped into tasks. The tasks are processed on the MDE, compared with the book inventory in the inventory program and, if necessary, recounts are created. A feedback to the ERP system is possible. The inventory is supported in various forms (e.g., annual inventory, perpetual inventory). In PraMag, the process of an annual inventory basically looks like this
  • Creation of an inventory incl. inventory tasks
  • Task processing at the MDE
  • Control and reconciliation via inventory program
  • Feedback to the ERP system

Other supported inventory types:

  • permanent inventory
  • Empty space counting or empty space inventory
  • Residual quantity counting

Control station

The control station is used to provide an overview and to track all ongoing processes within the scope of picking, staging and loading. Various functions can be used to intervene in the operational processes.
  • Display of all tours of a day incl. progress of picking, loading quantity, total weight, etc.
  • Priority control of the tours
  • Display of the individual orders of a tour, assigned pickers, means of transport used, current storage location, etc.
  • Possibility of manual intervention in reservation, release picking, staff deployment (collector allocation), shorten delivery order, process shortages, transport control, etc.
  • Online notification in case of shortages or stock differences, cancelled transfer orders or blocked storage places
  • Communication with collector via message function
  • Printing of shipping documents (receipts, waybills, export documents) and shipping labels

About configuration options are also available:
Delivery feedback to the ERP about the status in processes, e.g. in order picking

  • Reservation made
  • Picking started
  • Goods provided
  • Goods loaded

With the continuous management of batches from goods receipt to goods issue, detailed information and traceability is possible in PraMag at any time.

  • Batch management and batch tracing
  • Stock defining feature during storage
  • Blocking of stocks of certain batches

can be identified, monitored and controlled based on various parameters in the order/goods. A complete storage of the goods is not necessary.

Hazardous goods / hazardous substances

The storage and transportation of hazardous materials is not only physically challenging but also in terms of inventory management. PraMag is doing its part:

  • Storage of article-specific dangerous goods information in the article master data

  • Control of storage (storage in special area and possibly dangerous goods-relevant consideration of storage heights, storage together with other hazardous substances, etc.) via strategies

  • Control of retrieval (possibly prohibited combination with other items/materials, special loading equipment/packaging for transport, etc) through restrictions and strategies.

Weight control

Anyone can store, but proper storage needs to be learned and configured. To avoid hazards and potential causes of accidents, PraMag supports its users in finding storage space through

  • Consideration of weight during storage in storage places via weight restrictions
  • Control of warehouse field and compartment load (permissible total weight in each case)
Handling Units Management

In Wanko jargon, a handling unit (HU) corresponds to a load carrier (LGT). An LGT can contain goods or it can be an empty LGT in a storage bin.

  • Management of all common load carriers such as pallets, skeleton containers, boxes, trays, cartons, corlettes, etc. including grouping options, account management (assignment of customer, carrier, location, not subject to posting), storage of dimension values
  • Hierarchical structure through nesting of LGTs ("LGT on LGT")
  • Identification and traceability of each LGT through unique number
Empties and loading equipment management
  • Unique identification of each individual loading equipment (by assigning a TM number)
  • Management by loading means accounts
  • Calculation of capacities and volumes (dimensions in the means of transport master data)
(Multi-)client capability

PraMag is used in a wide range of industries, including the service industry. Here, goods of several clients need to be managed in one storage location. With PraMag you can

  • Maintain data sets completely client-specific
    This concerns inventory data, supplier and customer data, user management, warehouse processes, allocation of storage areas and much more.
Multi-warehouse capability

The branch functionality allows to manage spatially and organizationally separated warehouse locations and to configure them specificly. Stock transfers between the locations are realized by corresponding orders.

  • Inventory overview per warehouse location or branch
  • Stock overview as total stock
Material flow control

Control of transports, order processing, picking based on routines and configurable settings (e.g. priority control)

Best before dates

The management of goods subject to BBD is an important issue not only in the food industry but also in other sectors, e.g. in the building materials sector.

PraMag supports you in this

  • with corresponding control of residual terms
  • Consideration of residual terms in the context of the availability check and stock reservation
  • Reservation according to FEFO
Production supply

A separate production area within a warehouse requires separate consideration and handling of the required goods from the goods needed for delivery. Here, the WMS must not only take into account the required quantities for the end product, but also the transport to the designated warehouse area.

  • Reservation and provision of quantities for production (differentiation via various item types in order positions)
  • Production control station for the administration of production orders (overview of provided or missing goods; printing of production lists, quantity-dependent progress of production)
  • Provision and feedback of finished productions
  • Transport in loading zones via separate strategies
  • Kit to Order
  • Kit-to-Stock

In the case of returns, the direction of movement of the goods is initially important. Do the goods return to the warehouse (customer return) or do they leave the warehouse (supplier return)? The further process flows and control within the warehouse depend to a large extent on this.

Customer returns

are treated like goods receipts and can be functionally extended by specifications in the order / in the order item by a quality inspection, setting of a blocked stock flag and, if necessary, stock adjustment postings (e.g. scrapping).

Supplier returns

are treated like goods issues, but can be executed independently of them through separate control (own reservation logic, assignment of a special picking area, etc.)

Empties returns

are - depending on the direction - treated like goods receipts or goods issues. Orders can be created manually or transmitted via interfaces.

Serial numbers

Depending on the industry or certain groups of goods, serial number management makes sense or is required by law. Depending on the type of goods, complete tracking of the goods from the GR to the GI is required, or at least tracking at the GI is mandatory.

PraMag supports you with

  • Saving the serial numbers with reference to material and order
  • Recording of serial numbers during picking (where-used list)
Slotting and warehouse reorganization

A WMS is designed to support the customer in optimizing his warehouse processes, especially in efficient warehouse utilization. This includes a well thought-out system for making the best possible use of the limited storage space available. PraMag offers you advantages here through

Automatic determination of a storage place

is carried out based on storage strategies, taking into account a wide range of specifications such as

  • Material data (e.g. dimensions [height rating]),
  • ABC Analysis,
  • Fixed Placement,
  • Determination per WFL functionality,
  • variable segments (e.g. in connection with cantilever racks or flexible storage in storage bin segments)
  • ...

Automatic determination of a place

(for staging or for replenishment) is carried out with corresponding strategies. Different parameters are taken into account, such as

  • Specifications from the order (e.g. selection of the location based on a shipping method)
  • Characteristics of the order item on the picked LGT (e.g. printing of a special label).
  • ...

Based on defined parameters in the target search (height distance evaluation, row distribution, etc.), it is possible to check how the warehouse can be improved in terms of capacity utilization, route utilization, etc.


The occupation of valuable warehouse capacity by unsaleable goods is to be avoided, as is trouble with customers who have been supplied with them.

PraMag supports you with

  • Separation of deliverable goods by means of blocking indicators
  • Inventory correction of unsaleable goods via cost center posting for later traceability and feedback to ERP
  • Return of unsaleable goods by supplier return (=return order)

PraMag im Einsatz

PraMag in use

For efficient and largely paperless work in the warehouse, PraMag provides functions for communication with mobile devices. In this way, daily processes from goods receipt to goods issue can be handled digitally.

Installation of the files

Our files can be installed on popular devices

  • MDEs
  • Forklift terminals
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
    Thanks to a user-friendly interface and an understandable menu structure, employees quickly find their way around.


Our software is able to read all common barcodes. This saves the employees in practice time-consuming manual entries on the device.


  • Connection to SST from external service providers (data exchange, notification, etc.)
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