CIM GmbH Logistik-Systemehttp://www.cim.de/
Warehouse Management Systems
- PROLAG®World 2.3.
CIM GmbH Logistik-Systeme, headquartered in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, was founded in 1985 and is an established supplier of warehouse management systems (WMS). Its WMS-solution, PROLAG® World, has been implemented with success on numerous installations, is SAP-certified, Microsoft-certified for Windows Server 2008 RS and SQL-Server 2008 and has been validated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow.
Flexibility and adaptability is achieved due to the modular design, allowing deployment under all warehouse conditions. Without the need of extensive client installations, PROLAG® World is able to administer different warehouses or logistic centres centrally. This is achieved through true internet capability.
Numerous customers from different lines of business have used the solution successfully for several years. These include companies such as: Adam Opel GmbH, Casio Europe GmbH, Cuisines Schmidt, Umdasch AG, Österreichische Donaulager GmbH, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH, EMG Automation GmbH, Gabor Shoes AG, Haberkorn Ulmer GmbH, Keller & Kalmbach GmbH, Meffert AG, Siemens AG, Stiebel Getriebebau GmbH & Co. KG, WISAG Produktionsservice GmbH
The success story of CIM GmbH and its founder, Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Mayr, began more than 20 years ago. In 1985, Mayr wrote the warehouse management program PROLAG® in C. The first installations utilised the Unify database system and could already boast an interface to control conveyors and Megamat Paternosters.
PROLAG® has been controlling automatic warehouses since 1988. The following year, CIM engineers developed a picking system and introduced the ability to control certain PROLAG® processes via a wireless data interface.
PROLAG® for Windows
A further milestone in the history of CIM GmbH was reached in 1993 with the release of PROLAG® for Windows. In 1998, CIM became a SAP-certified partner, ensuring smooth interaction with SAP/R3 systems.
A revolution occurred in 1999 as the PROLAG® software was redesigned and implemented in Java, an object-oriented programming language. This not only introduced hardware independence but also the ability to run in a browser and a simplified release management capability. PROLAG®World was born in 2001 and saw its first installation in a distribution centre owned by Keller & Kalmbach, a screw and tool wholesaler. The warehouse went successfully into operation at the beginning of 2002. This was then followed by further PROLAG®World installations.
Significant new functionality was added in 2003 as PROLAG®World gained, for example, warehouse controlling, billing and client administration modules. The software received an integrated, certified IDOC interface, seamlessly adding logistics functionality to SAP systems. The following year saw the release of PROLAG®World 1.5. Able to serve both as a hosting system and as an application for carriers and logistics service providers, the new version contained new modules to provide more efficient and effective material flow. This included, for example, modules for hazardous goods and packing stations; a package service manager; functionality for block, compact, flow and drive-in storage; and an Excel interface.
A Complete Solution
With the release of PROLAG®World 2.1 in 2007, CIM GmbH brought a complete WMS solution onto the market. Alongside the existing support for owner and client administration and a shipping system, this release extended the functionality of the controlling, monitoring, billing and customs modules. A particular highlight is the mobile I-Point, part of the priority-led picking system. The WMS has been validated on several occasions by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics.
The Secret of Our Success
CIM’s success can be traced back to the success of its installations and to the high level of customer service. Customers stay loyal to CIM. When PROLAG® was replaced with the modern PROLAG®World WMS, many long-time customers chose to upgrade to the upgradeable and extensible new system. Over the last 20 years, CIM has grown from a small three-person start-up to a company of 40 employees. Our success is due to the success of our customers.
PROLAG® World, our warehouse management system (WMS), offers numerous features for storage administration: these range from ABC-strategy, administration of loading devices, stacker control system, tour-control-mode, batch management, traceability, hazardous material administration, multi-client capability, perpetual inventory, control of automated warehouses and multilingualism.
Furthermore our software offers internet-capability and release-ability, storage cell optimization by cell elements, dynamic height administration as well as consideration of the cross beam weight. With the help of a detailed filter as well as a data interface to Microsoft Excel™, all customers can keep track of their respective stock rotation. This results in flexible order structures, short delivery times and close customer-supplier relations.
For targeted material flow PROLAG ® World uses all possible modern forms of communication such as e-mail, HTML, XML, EDIFACT, VDA, EAN-128 or other telematics. Furthermore the software cooperates smoothly with all common ERP-systems, such as SAP R/3, JD Edwards, Baan, MyFactory, or ProAlpha.
Automotive, food and beverage industries as well as forwarding agencies, logistics service providers, engineering, retail businesses, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, health care, toys and entertainment enterprises are target industries.
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- PROLAG World as an ASP solution for 3PL provider (28.12.2012)
- With new momentum at the LogiMAT 2013 (26.11.2012)
- CIM GmbH opens new branch offices in Berlin and Münster (03.08.2012)
- PROLAG®World and a new distribution centre for the market leader in the health and well-being sector (11.07.2012)
- PROLAG®World: Warehouse logistics as production logistics (23.01.2012)
Location and contact information
CIM GmbH Logistik-Systeme, Hauptsitz
Süddeutschland, Österreich, Frankreich, Beneluxhttp://www.cim.de
Dipl.-Ing. Fritz Mayr
Telephone: 08141 5102 0
Fax: 08141 91199