The purpose of our WMS is to help ensure that goods and materials move through warehouses in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Our WMS handles many functions that enable these movements, including inventory tracking, picking, receiving and put away.
Our WMS also provides visibility into an organization’s inventory at any time and location, whether in a facility or in transit. The supply chain can operate only as quickly, accurately and efficiently as warehouse processes permit therefore our WMS plays a vital role in supply chain management by managing order fulfillment processes, from receiving to shipping.
The role of our WMS is to help users manage the fulfillment, shipping and receiving tasks in the warehouse or distribution center, such as picking goods from shelves for shipment or putting received goods away. Its role in inventory is to track the inventory data that comes in from barcode readers and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and update the inventory management module in the ERP system to ensure it has the latest information. An integration link synchronizes the inventory data that is stored in the ERP system and the WMS.
Although a WMS is complex and expensive to implement and run, organizations gain numerous benefits that can justify the complexity and costs. Although a WMS is complex and expensive to implement and run, organizations gain numerous benefits that can justify the complexity and costs.
Enables organizations to customize workflow and picking logic to make sure that the warehouse is designed for optimized inventory allocation. The WMS establishes bin slotting that maximizes storage space and accounts for variances in seasonal inventory.
Which enables the use of advanced tracking and automatic identification and data capture(AIDC) systems, including RFID and barcode scanners to make sure that goods can be found easily when they need to move.
Which allows inventory putaway and retrieval, often with pick-to-light or pick-to-voice technology to help warehouse workers locate goods.
Which enables the WMS to send bills of lading (B/L) ahead of the shipment, generate packing lists and invoices for the shipment and send advance shipment notifications to recipients.
Which helps warehouse managers monitor workers’ performance by using key performance indicators (KPIs) that indicate workers who perform above or below standards.
Which helps managers analyze the performance of warehouse operations and find areas to improve.