Retail, wholesale, manufacturing or 3PL… no matter what your business is your warehouse is packed full with activities. People picking, forklifts driving, boxes being placed on shelves, and deliveries being made. And to optimize the warehouse operations you need warehouse management to handle the What, When, and Where of it all. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) makes it possible to optimize replenishment and pick rounds, reduce picking errors, and keep constant real time track of performance. The WMS will help you meet the challenges of today in areas such as:
• Tracking and notification
• Prioritization and organization of storing and picking
• Need for increased automation
• Interaction with other systems
To put it simple, having a WMS as the brain of your warehouse prevents you from losing money. On things such as driving around empty forklifts, sending air, and picking errors resulting in customer returns.