Our very own Norm Saenz and Howard Turner were interviewed for Modern Materials Handling’s 2022 Technology Roundtable. They discussed how supply chain management software and technology are helping companies navigate the modern, digital commerce-driven world. These tools include warehouse automation, cloud services, control towers and autonomous mobile robots.
In general, WMS continues to be the system that has the most impact to distribution center operations. These systems are fully mature and provide tremendous tactical and strategic benefits. We’re seeing parity in the marketplace in terms of functionality. So, the systems that are available from the so-called smaller players are in some cases as capable as the upper tier systems.
Deciding on which system to select often boils down to non-functional criteria. For example, how well a system will integrate with other software in a company’s supply chain systems landscape. Or what type of support is available from the vendor company. How deep is their bench?
WMS continue to provide an unparalleled ability to manage large-scale operations. From viewing orders in a work queue and planning labor, to configuring and supporting multiple-pick processes in a facility. Because they’re so closely tied to operations, the WMS is also a great repository of data that can be leveraged by other connected systems.
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