Mantis and Pick to Light Systems forge their strong partnership with 10 new successful projects

Mantis is thrilled that the long partnership with Pick to Light Systems is active and very successful. Mantis is a Value Added Reseller of Pick to Light Systems a part of AIOI Systems (Japan) and a leading vendor with over three million picking devices operating in over 30 countries.

Mantis has been innovating in warehouse automation for more than 13 years now. Especially for the light-directed automations, Mantis has designed a single multi-threaded highly configurable platform (LVS – WCS Lights Server) supporting all automation technologies and systems in any combination (Pick-to-Light, Sort-to-Light / Put-Walls, Smart Pick Carts). It is tightly integrated with Mantis’ embedded LVS – Warehouse Execution System (WES) to utilize advanced put-away, replenishment, pre-cubing, picking, sorting and other algorithms.

The long-lasting partnership between Pick to Light Systems and Mantis is booming with very encouraging results. It provides a powerful integration of a state-of-the-art WMS with leading lights hardware enabling the end customers to take the lead in their competitive landscape. More than 10 customers in the last year selected a light-driven solution from Mantis to dramatically increase their picking productivity.

Especially, Mantis Put Wall solution with light modules from Pick to Light Systems was awarded the Gold Supply Chain Award for the integration of software and hardware resulting in a significant increase in picking and sorting performance. With several benefits such as two pack types in one location, specific lot picking with packing on the other side of the Put-Wall, it helps fulfill a large volume of orders, maximizing this way the overall effectiveness of the warehouse.

Pick to Light Systems, based in Oñate (Basque Country), was founded in 2002 as part of AIOI Systems (Japan). Our goal is to provide advanced solutions for warehouse picking and manufacture processes (assembling, kitting) based on AIOI Systems’ AI-Net technology.

AIOI Systems was founded in Tokyo in 1984 and has been involved in the Pick-to-Light business for 25 years. It is currently the industry leader in Asia and is actively expanding worldwide. There are over three million picking devices operating in over 30 countries. The keys to the success of AIOI are its advanced technology and high-quality manufacturing.

Mantis, established in 1996, is a leading international WMS / logistics software and solutions vendor with European origins. With 9 offices and many qualified partners, Mantis is present in 30+ countries in Europe, North & Latin America, Middle East & North Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Mantis‘ flagship Logistics Vision Suite (LVS) is probably the only WMS / logistics software suite in the world that can be easily adapted for companies with sophisticated warehousing and distribution operations and automations. Its design represents a great leap in WMS / logistics technology, offering unique adaptabilityand outstanding upgradeability.

It enables professionals of Mantis and its partner network, to easily configure and roll it out to multi-site operations (and multi-client in case of 3PLs) thus sharply decreasing the initial project time and costs. Furthermore, its state-of-the-art architecture and upgradeability allow painless upgrades and cost-effective ongoing support. Finally, it allows 3PLs and other customers with internal IT resources to “self-serve” themselves covering even for the most complex of their warehousing and distribution processes, enabling them to respond fast to their continuously evolving needs while at the same time enjoying an unbeatable low multi-year TCO.

Pick To Light Systems and Mantis have formed a strong partnership a long time ago with noteworthy benefits for both sides. We are able to say that we won the challenge to make our mutual customers more productive and competitive.”
Xabier Gonzalez, Distribution Channel Director, Pick To Light Systems

We consider our partnership with Pick To Light Systems a mutually beneficial one as it allows Mantis to continue delivering solutions to our customers to optimize their warehouse processes and remain ahead of the competition.”
George Baglatzis, CCO, Mantis