A Warehouse Management System, or WMS, is an application that helps warehouses maintain accurate inventory records, as well as helping fulfill orders. Not only does a WMS track your inventory, but it also helps users improve their efficiency and accuracy because it can also track all of the activity inside of a warehouse. This means that all receiving, picking, and shipping will be recorded on a real-time basis.
Warehouse Management Systems in Ontario
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The latest technology is an essential part of any 3PL company managing multiple supply chains. At Wills Transfer, we use the most advanced logistical applications, including our Warehouse Management System (WMS). Our WMS allows us to go above and beyond industry standards to ensure that your inventory information is up-to-date, reliable and accessible at your convenience.
At Wills Transfer, we understand that as a client, you need smooth and seamless operations, no matter how complex or unpredictable the supply chain is. Our WMS can help you make better, time-sensitive decisions using real-time information.
Why Choose Wills Transfer for Your Warehouse Management System?
If you’re looking for a high-quality warehousing solution that’s been in the business for over 75 years, look no further than Wills Transfer to give you the highest quality 3PL services in Ontario. We understand that your logistics are key to the success of your business; placing them in the hands of our specialized team at Wills Transfer helps you focus on your business instead of using your time and energy towards keeping track of global markets.
We often get a lot of questions about our Warehouse Management System. Below you will find a few common questions that can help you if you are considering using a WMS service and how it can add value to your business.
By using a WMS, you can better plan, organize and optimize your warehouse operations tenfold. The system is designed to ensure that you can fulfill the right orders at all the right times while optimizing for efficiency and cutting down costs.
That’s not a problem, our experienced staff are here to help guide you through operating the software, and if you have any questions, you can reach us by phone at 1-613-283-0225.
The functions of a warehouse management system can include:
- Inbound Logistics (receiving, reverse logistics and cross-docking)
- Inventory Management and Control (putaway, full stock take, cycle counting, and lot and serial tracking)
- Outbound Order Processing (picking and outbound audits)
- Shipping and Loading (load building and loading, rating and routing and shipping documentation)
The features of a warehouse management system can include the following:Core Warehouse Management
Core warehouse management refers to all of the activities and processes within your warehouse. This includes inbound logistics, inventory management, outbound order processing and shipping.Slotting Optimization
This feature will help us determine the best locations for certain products in your inventory by grouping items based on features like their size, vendor, weight, movement, stacking and more. Slotting optimization helps us improve our productivity levels, worker safety and order fulfillment accuracy. For example, fast-moving products will be placed in the most accessible locations within our warehouse, and large, heavier stock might be placed in the back where it won’t get in our way.Labour Management
WMS allows you to achieve higher rates of productivity and efficiency as customer demands grow. Labour management allows supervisors to make predictions about future workforce requirements, track productivity and set incentives to increase staff morale.Supply Chain Intelligence
The WMS dashboard is a warehouse intelligence dashboard that shows helpful KPIs of relevant information. This will help you assess the health of your business and help you make key decisions. By monitoring your warehouse performance over time, you can gather comparable data that helps reduce costs and ensure consistency.
The benefits of a warehouse management system include some of the following:
Our Warehouse Management System can improve:
- Gives you access to real-time information
- Increases the visibility of your supply chain
- Allows you to more accurately forecast demand
- Reduces labour costs because it gives us the ability to allocate labour more efficiently
- Streamlines warehouse processes
- Optimizes warehouse layout
- Gives you the ability to implement an optimization strategy
- Inventory accuracy
- Pick accuracy
- Time it takes to pick
- Warehouse flexibility and responsiveness
- Warehouse health, safety and security
- Supplier and customer relationships
- Customer service