A warehouse management system (WMS) organizes stock receiving and storage, order picking, and shipping in a single location or across multiple warehouses. Sophisticated WMS solutions can either support company managed warehouses or integrate with third-party logistics (3PL) providers that manage warehouses and fulfillment operations on a customer’s behalf.
Warehouse management operations are complex and require attention to detail to keep business operations running smoothly. Of the many responsibilities warehouse managers undertake, here is a list of tasks that a WMS system can automate:
Managing and optimizing warehouse space,
Accurately calculating inventory,
Scheduling deliveries and purchase orders,
Managing fluctuations in product demand,
Managing return orders and damaged goods.
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