A warehouse is a vital part of every supply chain. From retailers to grocers and distributors to manufacturers, the warehouse makes the supply chain work. At its core, the warehouse is a central location where goods are bought, stored, and distributed for additional processing. Making the warehouse as efficient as possible drives down cost, order delays, and errors which is critical in today’s competitive environment.
Small or large warehouse operations can require inspection, procurement, acceptance, put-away to picking, packing, order assembly and shipping. The Warehouse Management System (WMS) directs every step in the process and captures accurate records of where the inventory is and where it is going.
As companies adapt to changing consumer purchasing patterns, the WMS has to keep up. Whether you are handling individual orders from eCommerce or bulk orders from retailers, the WMS needs to perform operations efficiently and be adaptable to new technologies.
In our experience, the WMS must have:
- Seamless integration to ERP
- Real-time inbound and outbound processing
- Unified yard management
- Intelligent inventory management
- Resource orchestration
- Intuitive and configurable user experience
There are many different WMS solutions on the market of which for the most basic functionality, they all check the box. Differences are more pronounced as the complexity of the facility increases with the more advanced systems incorporating more automation, usability, and are beginning to use machine learning to help make processes more efficient.
DoubleBlaze can help you whether you are implementing a new WMS, managing go lives, need changes to your existing systems, or migrating to cloud.