Streamline inventory management, improve productivity and meet complex industry and customer requirements with WMS software. Below we outline four outstanding benefits from WMS software.
WMS Systems help you compete
While smaller manufacturers and distributors may not need the complexity of an ERP application designed for their larger peers, they still need a solution that helps them compete for business in the demanding, global world of distribution.
The right WMS software system gives small and midsized distributors and manufacturers the functionality needed to compete and win business in:
Industries like consumer packaged goods often have complex needs such as unique labeling,
inventory handling and shipping requirements.
Regulated industries such as automotive and those that handle hazardous materials need systems that help them stay in compliance.
Distribution to large retailers
Many large retailers have unique and stringent material handling and labeling requirements that need to be met in order for a distributor or manufacturer to maintain status as a preferred supplier.
Organizations that distribute goods abroad need systems that help them create all the necessary paperwork and ensure that nothing is missed.
WMS Software increases productivity in the warehouse and in shipping
Increasing productivity in the warehouse is one way distributors and manufacturers can control costs and “do more with less.” The best WMS software system gives you tools that help you optimize activity in the warehouse including:
Pick plans optimized for your business or products e.g. location sequence , heavy to light,
and minimal picks – pallets, cartons or each.
Pick to pack minimizes inventory movement in the warehouse and streamlines order shipments.
Vehicle task assignment improves utilization and efficiency of vehicles such as forklifts by assigning specific orders to each vehicle.
Wave pick with pack-out increases the efficiency of picking for small orders by allowing the picker to handle more than one order at a time.
Forward pick with replenishment provides replenishment logic for forward pick locations to ensure that inventory is available when and where it is needed.
License plating increases the efficiency of transactions for pallets of goods and helps meet the labeling requirements for large retailers.
Load planning enables picking by load to increase efficiency of order delivery and customer handling requirements.
WMS software offers shipping documentation made easy
The WMS software you choose must offer users a sophisticated shipping documentation capability that will both enhance and simplify the production of all needed shipping documents. Examples include:
Pack list for the end customer
Bills of lading and manifest for the carrier
NAFTA Certificate of Origin, Proforma /
Commercial Invoice for customs clearance
US Shippers Export Declaration to meet U.S. government regulations
Shipper Letter of Instruction for freight forwarders
And other regulatory documents such as the IMO Dangerous Goods Declaration
WMS Software extends shop floor capabilities
In addition to managing the warehouse, the best WMS software solution can be deployed on the shop floor to provide work order issue, work order receipts reporting and a sophisticated in-line production management sub-system that automates the recording of production and tracks labor and material consumption.
We have a solution
Most ERP software systems were not designed to deal with the complexities of the warehouse and supply chain.
Our WMS software system provides the functionality to support warehouse management within your existing ERP framework. COLLECT® WMS software will meet the challenges of your simple to complex warehouse management needs while preserving your existing financial investment in business software.