The Project

The open-source project myWMS is a modular framework design for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) which provides the data model and basic services for the inventory management to support the development of a WMS. This research project was initiated in 2001 by Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML and funded by the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

Since March 2009 the source text is available under the open GNU General Public Licence (GPL). 

By means of well-defined communication interfaces to external systems and internal interfaces to interchangeable modules, the so-called plug-ins, it is possible to develop modular and open Warehouse Management Systems which are independent of hardware and operating systems and compatible with third-party products and modules. Thanks to the open source codes and use of the widely accepted programming language Java the program can easily be adjusted to the rapidly changing market conditions. 

myWMS thus makes allowances for the software technology which in recent years – especially due to the use of object and service-oriented techniques and suitable employable methods and tools – has become an implementable engineering discipline. 

Today myWMS is continued by the myWMS Community under the control of Fraunhofer IML and advanced by the Dortmund-based company LinogistiX GmbH

In several industrial projects myWMS proved that it is suitable for a professional application.