For 4th Consecutive Year Westfalia Technologies, Inc. Selected to Food Logistics Top 100 Technology Companies

Savanna.NET® WMS Version 2.2 Continues to Give Food Companies
a Competitive Logistics Advantage

York, Pa., December 16, 2010-Westfalia Technologies, Inc. ( has been selected to Food Logistics magazine's Top 100 Technology Companies list for the fourth consecutive year. Now in its seventh year, the FL100 list targets technology solution and service providers helping companies in the food, beverage and CPG (consumer package goods) industries gain a competitive logistical advantage. The goal of the FL100 is to highlight a broad range of technology solutions and services that are targeted at the food industry, addressing the needs of companies of varying sizes that make up the food supply chain.

Westfalia has been selected for its Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management System (WMS) software, a completely modular system designed for all types of business environments, including conventional or fully automated facilities. The system can be fully modified based on each customer's individual logistics requirements, integrated into new or existing structures, and features user-friendly tabbed data grid operation. Starting with a set of basic functions, customers can select only the modules they need now, and have the flexibility to add on modules in the future as their business needs change.

Westfalia launched Savanna.NET® Version 2.2 in June 2010. This latest version of Savanna offers a standard interface allowing Westfalia's WMS to "talk" with any Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) system; a faster, more efficient storage locator algorithm; and visible changes to the client user screens to make the client interface more user-friendly.

The new and improved standard host interface of Savanna 2.2 controls the items, orders, customers and inventory segments of the WMS, and provides standard integration of these segments to any ERP system (SAP, Oracle, Navision, Ross, etc.) While this is a 'behind the scene' improvement not immediately visual to a user, the standardization of this interface provides for more rapid WMS installation, which is of vital importance to customers.

The refinement of the "find storage location" algorithm is another behind the scenes improvement of Savanna 2.2. While it too is not necessarily visible to a user, the increased speed and efficiency of storing and retrieving pallets/totes becomes apparent in the daily/monthly reporting of the inventory and order processing.

"As our customer's needs have become more complex we are looking for ways to make day to day operation of a warehouse easier," explains Dave Williams, Westfalia's Director of Software Development.

Lastly, there are significant improvements to the WMS user screens, which Westfalia calls the 'WMS Client.' Savanna 2.2 users are able to rename and reorganize columns thereby allowing them to sort the inventory movement information in whatever manner they prefer. Enhancements to the 'system status' window present more efficient screen usage while also processing the information more efficiently. In general, the refinements make the Savanna WMS Client more user-friendly.

"Since its introduction in 2006, Savanna.NET has made an impact across a variety of industries," says Daniel Labell, President, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. "Powerful, customized WMS software is an essential element for successful management and control of both logistics strategy and warehouse efficiency-particularly in the food and beverage industries, where inventory has a specific shelf life."

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About Westfalia Technologies, Inc. (
Westfalia Technologies, Inc. is a leader in providing logistics software and material handling equipment for plants, warehouses and distribution centers. Their expertise in combining software (WMS) development with automated equipment manufacturing reveals Westfalia's ability to deliver turn-key solutions to meet each client's specific needs with unsurpassed quality and control. To learn more about Westfalia's products, including Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) and Savanna.NET® Warehouse Management Systems, visit

About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product throughout all channels of the supply chain. Food Logistics serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. On the web at

Laura Worker
Marketing Manager
Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
3655 Sandhurst Drive
York, PA 17406
Office #: 717-764-1115, ext. 111
Cell #: 717-676-1706

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