Warehouse Management Systems: 5 innovative companies explored

- Mar 07, 2019-

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

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:

  • Stock Intake

  • Stock Palletising

  • Stock Put-Away

  • Sales Order Picking

  • Container Loading & Stock Transfers

  • Stock Transfers

  • Stock Take & Stock Reconciliation

  • Stock Reporting

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