A warehouse industry is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities, towns and villages. They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railways, airports, or seaports. They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks. Stored goods can include any raw materials, packing materials, spare parts, components, or finished goods associated with agriculture, manufacturing and production.
Warehouse management systems (WMS)
A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is mainly used to manage the movement and storage of inventory within a warehouse. It tracks the movement of each inventory item such as the item being received, put away, picked, packed and shipped. The key differentiator between ERP and WMS is that WMS systems provide intelligence on optimizing inventory based on real-time information. Reports can be generated to indicate the optimal location for each item to be placed based on historical data and trends, and the system helps dictate where product should live within a warehouse based on bin and shelf utilization
The ability to set up stocking and non-stocking locations in order to show the true count of inventory, while at the same time separating product available and product already allocated to an existing order
Precise movement tracking of product – from shelf, to cart, to specific stations etc.
The ability to set up stocking location priorities and ratings for more efficient picking
Cross docking features which provide employees the ability to receive and ship product without putting it away
Increases order fulfillment speed and accuracy
Eliminates shipping and receiving handling errors
Complete ERP system integration, embedded EDI, accounting, sales orders, MRPand shipping management - no messy non-real-time interfaces
Whether your customers are demanding advanced product storage and delivery solutions, or your facility is looking for better ways to optimize inventory and warehouse activities, Sofgen provides the right cost effective WMS software for your business. From basic product picking and inventory movement tracking to advanced Tier One features such as rules based pick and putaway, work order staging, wave planning, palletizing, and more.