A WMS, or Warehouse management system, is a software application which utilizes the power of barcode technology, mobile computers and wireless networks to efficiently monitor and control warehouse work processes in real-time. These processes include the movement and storage of inventory or materials and warehouse transactions like shipping, receiving, picking, and putaway.
An effective WMS can be part of a larger Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite or a stand-alone system.
The primary purpose of a WMS is to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse — you might even describe it as the legs at the end-of-the line, which automates the store, traffic and shipping management.
The objective of an effective WMS is to streamline warehouse processes and provide operation managers with real-time information needed to more efficiently control the movement of materials within a warehouse.
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