Warehouse Management System (WMS)

A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is an important part of an effective Supply Chain Management system. Every day you receive products, put them away, count them, pick them, and ship them out the door. After that you review what happened, report to clients, bill them, and get paid.

The process works till you realized the operation is big enough to be controlled using conventional means and because the inventory costs business dearly in operating expenses, there is always pressure from the business managers to find a way to put lid to these operating expenses that’s hurting the bottom dollars. On the other hand mismanagement results into lost orders and decreased customer satisfaction.

A need for efficient, productive and accurate means of running a warehouse is required and an investment into the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to deliver results with a great return.

Business manager then turn their attention to WMS which is low risk using proven technology with rich functionality to run an efficient and cost-effective warehousing operation at its peak. The biggest challenge is then finding a specialist WMS supplier that is efficient in all it is processes and is a great fit for their warehouse operations.

You will find many vendors but the idea of a WMS is that it uses technology such as RF and bar-coding to automate entire process flow of warehouse right from receiving of goods in the warehouse to finally shipping to customers, automating the process eventually improving efficiency and accuracy, and to better utilize labor resources quite simply to do things better, faster, cheaper.

WMS is more than just bar-coding and RF or batch processing, and a lot more than inventory management and order management.
 

silliker

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This WMS is an essential tool for business especially in warehousing that you may able to obtain stabilization and good compensation in return.
 

alan123

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The need of WMS is required but it depends on the level of business. if a industry is of small scale then by investing into a very sophisticated technology to manage warehouse is a not a good idea, but in large scale industries satellite monitoring system like orbiter can be used to manage them as it can help in optimization of processes. There are various technologies that can be implemented but they should meet the requirements of the business.
 

cheung

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The need of WMS is required but it depends on the level of business. if a industry is of small scale then by investing into a very sophisticated technology to manage warehouse is a not a good idea, but in large scale industries satellite monitoring system like orbiter can be used to manage them as it can help in optimization of processes. There are various technologies that can be implemented but they should meet the requirements of the business.
:p Yeah ! Great minds think alike . For some micro-enterprises,a warehuse keeper is enough .
 

alan123

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There are few drawbacks related to WMS i.e with standardization additional continuous maintenance process is added and to manage this process a skilled person is required to train all workers and follow discipline as any mistake will be complex to solve. It is beneficial to opt only when standard technique is insufficient to meet your needs.
 

gene

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Expensive and sophisticated WMS may not necessary benefit your organization.

Please review your process flow which include the following aspects :-

1. Degree of complexities of the products mixed (Small variety but high volume, Large variety but small volume)
2. Product packaging and its packing
3. Moving frequency (supply pattern and demand pattern)
4. Storage space
5. Expansion plan
6. Company's direction and business plan
7. Of course, budget

I have came across a small system (estockcard) which can deliver fractional warehouse management function.
I have been using it to manage my small warehouse (about 50 items, industrial supplies) and I found it is quite useful and it is enough for small business like me. It is free.
 

shirazshinnie

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Being an associate of warehouse management system i must say you are absolutely right. Nice post keep sharing.
 

silliker

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4. Storage space
If your organization has this enough storage space that can accommodate your product storage and other stuff, it's good for the business. And gene, good for you that you find it useful in some way.
 

AndrewsB

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WMS can really help in optimizing all the stock on the real- time information in the progress of products in the warehouse. It also give an organize on checking all the stocks in a proper measurement.
 

yfsindia

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WMS can really help in optimizing all the stock on the real- time information in the progress of products in the warehouse. It also give an organize on checking all the stocks in a proper measurement.
Yes there are many benefits like you say and its really effected.
 
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