A Warehouse Management System (WMS) can increase productivity and picking accuracy, which can cut costs and improve customer service. But it is very tricky to find a WMS with the right combination of truly helpful features and long-term cost savings. It is easy to spend a lot of money, when a cheaper system can produce the same savings and benefits. And often, changes to the warehouse are needed before installing a WMS or it will not produce cost savings or benefits.
This article outlines the steps a PHCP, HVACR and PVF distributor should take to avoid the pitfalls of an unfamiliar process that can result in selecting the wrong WMS, overpaying and setting it up in a way that makes things worse.
Up-Front Planning And Prep
Selection And Installation