The new automatic small part storage system serves as a buffer and as a quick supplier for the warehousing and pick modules of the bba. The necessary preloading of the miniload from the high bay warehouse is calculated based on current sales data. 80% of orders are invoiced and prepared for shipment over night. The order data is transferred to the warehouse management system (wms) This system controls order picking and material flow. The software checks the current stock on the vertical carousels on the basis of open orders. At the picking stations orders are married with the tray by scanning the barcodes.