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What are the Types of Warehouse Management Systems?

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Wednesday, February 19, 2020

While considering supply chain components as a category of the WMS, one should regard it as a subcategory of the supply chain management structure. The occurrence has scope when it comes to running all the processes starting from supervising good terms with vendors to all the business developments along with risk assessments of the same.

FREMONT, CA: The Warehouse Management System (WMS) has seen enormous growth in the past few years, and it continues to rise over time. There is also immense progression in navigating user interfaces from the WMS merchants. There are mainly three types of WMS, including:

Standalone WMSs

This type of WMS is bought for its features. These systems can be effortlessly accumulated with existing or future solutions. Conversely, they are presented as specialized products and sold without any further supply chain functionalities.

Although some vendors go further into providing essential management tools for transportation, the key focus remains on the paramount types of WMS The exceptional kinds include the superior and salient features of all the WMS frameworks that show the true potential. For warehouse systems, this usually comprises of inventory management systems and warehouse operations. Standalone systems consist of tracker for the expiration date, barcode scanning, slotting, picking, receiving, put away, cycle counting, and shipping. 

Supply Chain Modules

While considering supply chain components as a category of the WMS, one should regard it as a subcategory of the supply chain management structure. The occurrence has scope when it comes to running all the processes starting from supervising good terms with vendors to all the business developments along with risk assessments of the same. It mechanizes tasks such as inventory management, material sourcing, and maintaining product cycles. 

Combined with ERP

ERP is one of the robust software solutions that have the combined competence of many systems. It offers every core application that augments 3PL processes to work seamlessly—from client relationship management and supply chain organizations to accounting and human resource management and others. ERP combined systems present warehouse management features and elements. While choosing the software, one should bear in mind that the tool provides features of the WMS. This type of system typically comes at a high price.

See Also ;- Top Supply Chain Solution Companies

 

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