In recent years, the manufacturing industry has shifted toward outsourcing manufacturing to meet the growing customer demand for prompt and professional services. Traditional manufacturing companies now focus on importing, warehousing, and distributing their product range.
Organizations are upgrading their distribution facilities, investing in modern warehouse equipment, and warehouse management software (WMS) solutions. Unfortunately, we have seen a growing number of “casualty” WMS implementations. The selected WMS solution either falls short on key functionality or fails to integrate seamlessly with the client’s ERP system.
DATASCOPE has compiled a list of criteria you can use to facilitate and drive the WMS selection process. Throughout our upcoming How to Select Your WMS blog series, we’ll briefly discuss each of these criteria, explaining why it’s important to the WMS selection process and help you make the best decision for your business. The first WMS selection criterion is operational constraints.
KNOWING YOUR LIMITATIONS
Software often fails without a solid foundation. Companies must address and rectify operational constraints before beginning the WMS implementation phase. Any professional WMS reseller should be able to provide you with specialist advice on warehouse layout, receiving operations, and cross-docking operations.
At DATASCOPE , we specialize in supply chain strategies, facility design, and development. We identify the material handling equipment best suited for the operation. Many companies that work with us require a warehouse management system due to the increased revenue growth. It is a crucial aspect of our business to build in the growth percentages into the future. The structural changes in the business are as important as the successful implementation.