The project encompassed the integration of an AutoStore® system into the existing logistical processes, such as planning of parcels, order-picking, consolidating and packing processes, as well as making ready the necessary (web-based) interfaces for work at the Autostore-Port. This had an impact on goods-in, follow-up supplies, and defragmentation, as well as order-sorting, of single units and multi-units, and also on the reintroduction of returns into stock, on inventory, and on the maintenance of stocks. Communication is managed via the standard interface to the AutoStore®.
A goal in the interface design was to ensure that users interact simply, quickly and securely with AutoStore®, especially including seasonally-hired personnel, who typically have a short initial familiarisation process.
The AutoStore® was successfully brought into service in August 2018. Implementation, based around sprints at two-week intervals, and with continuous delivery, rendered support in stages to the system launch; this was done by adding new functions at short notice and at low risk. The project duration was just short of one year.