As the “traffic cop” for warehouses and distribution facilities, a warehouse control system (WCS) is a software application that tracks and guides real-time activities within your facility. The WCS is responsible for keeping everything running smoothly and maximizing the efficiency of your material handling systems.
It’s all about optimizing product movement and regulating the traffic of your material. Designed to focus on real-time communications, WCS binds the gap between the warehouse management systems (WMS) and the warehouse floor. With real-time visibility, the order fulfillment process allows the flow of materials to run more effectively and efficiently. WCS plays a dominant role in order fulfillment and warehouse management by allocating, balancing, managing, and monitoring your system and its capability to make changes to the equipment, staffing, and operational procedures.
WCS, a customizable software to meet the unique process needs of your industry, synchronizes the activities of multiple technology systems, providing a flexible interface for a variety of material handling equipment. It will ensure the accuracy and performance of your operations, from the zone level to a warehouse-wide networked system.
Author: Heather Connors, Director of Marketing, Conveyor Handling Company
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