3 ways to improve your warehouse management system

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  • Disparate applications: Your legacy WMS can’t integrate with other key business software, such as your CRM, ERP, or eCommerce platform — resulting in a lack of communication between disparate systems, as well as manual and time-consuming processes, namely data entry.
  • Unsatisfied customers: As your business sells more products in more territories to more customers, warehouse processes will inevitably become more complex. Without a modern WMS, you won’t have the infrastructure to support ever-changing customer needs, such as speedy delivery, free shipping, real-time order updates, and so on.
  • Poor data management: Your business’ existing WMS doesn’t have the features or functionality necessary to accurately report data. Without an efficient system for collecting, managing, and analyzing internal data, you can’t effectively make workflow improvements and plan for the future.

Adopting a microservices architecture

Implementing real-time data monitoring

  • Track the location of shipped products
  • Ensure that items are stored and handled properly
  • Know when items go out of stock and prevent overstocking
  • Quickly access product information, such as weight, color, and dimensions
  • Identify damaged items
  • Monitor employee productivity and performance
  • Maintain government and industry regulations

Integrating other advanced third-party systems

  • Billing systems: By connecting your business’ WMS to its accounting software, you can automatically generate and send invoices to clients in a matter of seconds. This is especially useful for companies that need to process and track billing for a wide range of customers, each with its own curated order schedule, pricing, and payment terms.
  • Labor management systems (LMS): LMS tools help organizations maximize the efficiency of their workforce by tracking the amount of time and effort spent on individual tasks, along with the effectiveness of those tasks. This helps managers optimize training and workflows, as well as establish incentives — such as cash bonuses — for workers that achieve certain productivity goals.
  • Transport management systems (TMS): A properly integrated TMS leads to faster delivery times and lower transportation costs, allowing you to bring down the price of shipping for your customers. This software sends real-time updates to fleet managers so that they can allocate the appropriate amount of resources to a certain order, as well as respond quickly to unforeseen delays caused by weather or other issues.

Wrapping up

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