Every warehouse and distribution center needs a good Warehouse Control System (WCS)—an execution system that will orchestrate the day-to-day operations. And for every warehouse facility or distribution center, the key to a WCS is to efficiently manage material handling equipment, systems, and labor throughout.
A WCS will plan and manage order fulfillment for optimum efficiency in your warehouse. It coordinates all operations—from conveyor controls to routing, sorting, labeling and manifesting; ultimately, improving accuracy and throughput.
When looking for a WCS solution, consider these capabilities:
Inventory Management: How do you manage your inventory and what would you like to accomplish
Pick/Put Away Management: How do you want to manage order fulfillment
Static/Dynamic Slotting: Having the right product in the right place at the right time
Form Factor: How you interface with your Warehouse Management System (WMS)
The heat is on! Efficiency in your warehouse is the key to improved productivity and better profits. A WCS solution is the answer.
Author: Heather Connors, Conveyor Handling Company
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