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Why You Need To Consider a WMS Program

By Len Bacharach (185 words)
Posted in Warehouse Operations on August 5, 2013

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Why You Need To Consider a
Warehouse Management System

While 3Pl’s and warehouses will benefit from a WMS system,
the question must be answered will the benefits be great enough to justify the
initial investment and on-going costs of a WMS system.

In determining the value of a WMS system, one of the
critical components to recognize is that the launch of a WMS system combined
with automatic data collection will provide increases in accuracy and reduction
in labor costs as well as an enhanced ability to service your customers by
reducing critical cycle times.

 Beyond labor efficiency, the critical factors in deciding to
implement a WMS system tend to more associated with the issue that your current
inventory management program is not adequately servicing your customers.

A well organized 3PL and warehouse operation must provide
support for your customers warehousing requirements to include: first-in-first
out, cross docking, automatic pick replenishment, wave picking, lot tracking,
yard management, automated data collection and automated material handling
equipment.

A well structured tier 1 full service SaaS cloud based WMS
system will be able to support these critical warehousing issues.

 

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