Warehouse Management System (WMS) is an important part of an effective Supply Chain Management system.
Every day you receive products, put them away, count them, pick them, and ship them out the door. After that you review what happened, report to clients, bill them, and get paid.
The process works till you realised the operation is big enough to be controlled using conventional means and because the inventory costs business dearly in operating expenses, there is always pressure from the business managers to find a way to put lid to these operating expenses.
On the other hand mismanagement results into lost orders and decreased customer satisfaction.
A need for efficient, productive and accurate means of running a warehouse is required and an investment into the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to deliver results with a great return.
Business manager then turn their attention to WMS which is low risk using proven technology with rich functionality to run an efficient warehousing operation at its peak.
The big challenge is then finding a specialist WMS supplier that is efficient in all it is processes and is a great fit for their warehouse operations.
You will find many vendors but the idea of a WMS is that it uses technology such as RF and bar-coding to automate entire process flow of warehouse right from receiving of goods in the warehouse to finally shipping to customers, automating the process eventually improving efficiency and accuracy, and to better utilise labour resources quite simply to do things better, faster, cheaper.
Naxtor Technologies ’ WMS is more than just bar-coding and RF or batch processing, and a lot more than inventory management and order management.