Today, logistics is more closely linked to information technology than ever before. The Warehouse Management System (WMS) is the heart of a modern logistics center for the control, management and optimization of warehouse and distribution systems. However, each logistics center is unique with its own business processes and requirements in relation to goods handling, topology, delivery times, etc. The choice and introduction of a warehouse management system is a challenging and comprehensive project. In order to ensure the that the WMS meets all the individual requirements and offer the desired functionality and quality a careful analysis and selection of a suitable softwaresystems is indispensable.
Horst Reichert, Managing Director of S&P Computersysteme GmbH, a Stuttgart-based system logistics software manufacturer, has compiled a number of helpful tips to consider when implementing a warehouse management system. "For over 30 years, we have been implementing our own logistics software SuPCIS-L8 in logistics centers around the world. After more than 130 successful projects, we know how important a powerful software, a good planning, but also a reliable round-the-clock support is. Each warehouse is different and, as individually as possible, a warehouse management system should be adaptable to cover all requirements. In the introduction of new warehouse management software, be it for a manually operated warehouse, a forklift storage with mobile data collection or a very complex fully automated logistics center, we see again and again that there are some basic issues to be considered. "
Below we have summarized these 7 helpful tips for you: