Realise Industry 4.0 compliance with StockSAVER from WERMA

Essential features of the system:

  • Digitalise the Kanban system – the system monitors stock movement in and out of kanban
  • Data on stock movement transmitted wirelessly to control station and cockpit view
  • Automatic replenishment orders triggered once pre-set safety stock parameters have been crossed
  • Visualise the status of each Kanban location on cockpit view

How does it work?

  • System consists of sensors retrofitted to each flow rack rail to monitor movement of stock bins
  • Data on stock movement transmitted  from the racks wirelessly to receiver
  • Control station view shows location and part to be replenished and for how long the request has been running
  • Replenishment order can be triggered manually or data exported directly to an ERP sysytem

Problems solved:

  • Kanban cards not required that can be lost or damaged
  • No danger of a kanban card missing a milk-round collection and delaying replenishment
  • Replenishing the wrong location impossible
  • No need for “siege mentality”  excessive line-side stockholding
  • Improve cash-flow by reducing stock required


  • Package easy to retro-fit to existing flow racking
  • Intuitive and easy to use software
  • Data can be exported for use in local ERP systems

Tel: 01536 486930