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A Simple Description of Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Monday, October 17, 2016 0:14
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Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a specifically designed software application system which wires the everyday functioning and operations in a warehouse. It is a centralized focused management of tasks which smoothens the progress and assists in day-to-day planning, strategizing, organizing, enrolling, directing and curbing the usage of whatever available resources. This helps in moving and storing the materials within and outside of a warehouse, at the same time supporting the staff in the execution of material moving/stalking and storing in and around a warehouse. WMS applications make the tracking inventory levels and stock locations a much easier task. This system may be either a standalone application or be a part of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

It both running and functioning of a warehouse very user-friendly, and ascertains nominal losses in the production process. Benefits of WMS:

Receiving goods – It renders a simplified procedure of handling a newly delivered shipment at the warehouse, and this procedure is tailor-made to depending on several users’ demands. Although, its key function is to ascertain whether all the shipments are managed correctly with least losses and saves time.

Tracking inventory – WMS helps the warehouse owners to vigil all the stocked materials in the warehouse and this is one of the most crucial part as it insures that the manager is informed whether when the stock in the warehouse is sufficient and when exactly to order for materials in order to prevent shortages.

Slotting for extreme productivity – Depending on factors such as weight, height, demand, etc., the products can be stored in a particular manner with the help of WMS. This helps in faster movement of various products and processing becomes smoother and faster.

Beside, WMS helps is different other ways such as labor visibility, documentation, picking and shipping, customer service, tracking & visibility, and reporting.

With the help of WMS you can…

…design rules for the movement of stocks.

…manage various license plates.

… automatize shipping carton while picking and reorganize the cartons.

…fix up random locations for effective stock movement.

…do manual and/or automatic putaway and renewal of stock.

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