What is WMS? It stands for Warehouse Management System. A warehouse management system is a software application designed to support and optimize warehouse functionality and distribution center management.
Many organisations are still using the manual record keeping and in-house management systems when it comes to inventory management. While many warehouses would benefit from the use of a warehouse management system only very few engage in the use of a system that works for their organisation.
For warehouses that are still dependent on manual warehousing procedures or Radio Frequency (RF) Scanners, it may be time to consider the upgrade to the use of a WMS. It is a powerful solution that gives the warehouse staff the ability to manage by exception and make improvements based on accurate data. Weigh up the following five points on whether your warehouse is ready for the upgrade.