Warehouse Management Systems are used by warehouse managers and workers to monitor resources registered on a database such as storage slots, machines, materials and personnel and create reports on inventory position and performance.
Operations carried out by a WMS include:
Support of decision-making
Task prioritization allocation
Streams tasks & orders to workers & handling systems
Cross-checking receipts & orders
Usage of a Warehouse Management System can bring on numerous benefits to a manufacturer:
Reduced downtime due to material unavailability
Fewer manhours on warehouse reporting, stock control, compliance and planning
Fewer human errors
Improved space & resource utilization
Increased stock turnover
Lower inventory due to increased transparency & auditability
Faster delivery of goods
Less mix-up of goods delivered
Below you can find a list of five companies pioneering in the field:
HighJump’s Warehouse Management System combines out-of-the-box warehousing functionality coupled with adaptability tools to provide the right solution for companies of all sizes, improving operation efficiency and minimizing operational expenses.
HighJump’s WMS offers:
Complete distribution suite augmented by flexible configurability
Rapid, painless implementation
Seamless integration with leading ERP providers and eCommerce platforms
Inventory accuracy throughout the warehouse
Increased order accuracy through visibility across the operation
Lower total cost of ownership and quick Return On Investment
A Warehouse Management System:
ensures order fulfillment on time at low cost
enables the delivery of value-added services to customers.
optimizes the movement and tracks the performance of associates
A networked warehouse management platform such as Blu Jay’s can potentially drive costs even lower and increase throughput while providing increased visibility across the supply chain.
With Emydex Warehouse Management System (WMS) warehouse managers can handle and receive reports on all Stock from factory door to door by tracking and tracing the movement of products both into and out of factory warehouse locations and Cold Stores.
On the factory floor, the WMS utilizes hand-held scanning terminals to scan barcodes or RFIDs over wireless networks and can operate on forklift-mounted terminals used in Cold Store environments.
Emydex’s WMS covers the following functions:
Sales Order Picking
Container Loading & Stock Transfers
Stock Take & Stock Reconciliation
Deacom has developed a scalable WMS platform with a large functional foundation, built to meet the complex needs of manufacturers and distributors.
Deacom’s Warehouse Management System and its inventory management capabilities are part of an overall ERP foundation, resulting in a streamlined solution with which manufacturing and distribution operations enjoy high functional accuracy and better management visibility.
With Deacom’s WMS, Warehouse managers and workers can:
Utilize 2D barcodes to streamline transaction processing
Implement strict process control through user restrictions and prevent shipping untested product
Provide real-time data for improved supply chain operations
Track serialized units, containers, and pallets
Benefit from advanced security
With its WMS, Shipedge strives to free manufacturers from the burden of tasks such as warehousing, assembly, shipping and order fulfillment.
Shipedge’s Warehouse Management System maps the different areas of a warehouse and allocates product based on the velocity of sales for each SKU. It also automates procedures, performs FIFO or LIFO pick verification in batch, wave or cluster for efficient inventory handling process physically and electronically.
With Shipedge’s WMS, users can
automate order entry via integrations with multiple selling channels, tools, and shopping carts.
synchronize inventory and process orders as they are paid
update order states and post tracking numbers as they are shipped
optimize logistics by selecting the best shipping method based on prices and destination
relocate inventory by changing order priorities
sell bundles or individual products in many different ways