Just as retailers have been optimising their supply chains for just-in-time and minimum inventories, so have shoppers. It seems shoppers now visit their favourite stores more frequently and buy fewer items each time, replacing the traditional weekly or fortnightly visit to the supermarket that became the established model during the 1980s. It could be that […]
This is a common misconception among those unfamiliar with such systems.
The short answer is no, you don’t, but it may depend on how you use the system. When we say ‘warehouse management system’, or WMS, we usually mean the software that does the managing in the background. The application, either locally hosted or cloud-based that […]
Even if my pickers pick the order accurately can the packers miss something out or send it to the wrong address? Will a WMS help improve customer satisfaction here?
Absolutely. When used properly a WMS can improve customer satisfaction if this is being affected by inaccuracy in either picking or packing.
As with many software solutions, effectiveness […]
The next Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open day is being held on Wednesday 13 June 2018. Themed The Smart Warehouse it will offer a unique combination of keynote presentations, live demonstrations, advice clinics and networking for logistics and warehousing professionals plus established and growing e-retailers.
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This year, Bruno Pinheiro our National Sales […]
The recently released handheld Android APP from ProSKU provides extensive picking flexibility for e-commerce and e-fulfilment operations. Although such flexibility has long been available in enterprise level WMS systems, existing handheld applications in the e-commerce sector have, and still tend to be, the more basic ‘bolt-on’ type scan and pick solutions.
The design of the ProSKU […]
Warehouse Management Systems are for big companies? Are we too small?
The answer to this question is both ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.
If the cost of a warehouse management system (WMS) is totally out of proportion to the size of your business and would take many months to implement then the answer is probably ‘Yes’.
But if […]
For anyone storing and handling a significant amount of stock, and employing more than 2-3 people on related activity, there’s a good chance they would benefit from using a WMS. What they may not realise is what it can do for them.
A WMS is all about managing physical stock better. But it’s also about managing […]
In addition to demonstrating its cloud-hosted warehouse management system (WMS) on stand C101 at eDelivery Expo 2018, ProSKU will also be showcasing its latest mobile App.
Intermedia Brand Marketing was founded in 2010 and specialises in magazine marketing and distribution, including retail newsstand distribution and subscription marketing and fulfilment.
The business has achieved very strong growth since launch, but in the last two years, subscription marketing and fulfilment is where much of the growth has come from. This has led to the […]
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are widely used in larger organisations where stock and order volumes demand a high level of control. But in smaller companies, although stock turn and order volumes are lower, much the same problems are experienced when handling ‘physical stock’.
We therefore ask the question: is a WMS only needed to achieve ‘high […]