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A guide to warehouse management systems technology

This guide to warehouse management systems technology examines the newest WMS technologies, trends and innovations, and how your organization can benefit from them.

Introduction

A warehouse is the center of operations for manufacturing companies. Managers mustensure that materials, goods and products flow effortlessly throughout the warehouse, and they can achieve this with the help of warehouse management systems (WMS) software. In this guide to WMS technologies, you'll discover which ones are increasing efficiency, accuracy and customer satisfaction, as well as learn which ones are right for your organization.

1Technologies-

Technologies changing the face of warehouse management systems

This section contains articles about choosing and deploying the right warehouse management system for your organization and touches on the newest technology that could revolutionize WMS: robotics.

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Is best-of-breed WMS right for your organization?

For seamless warehouse operations, it is important to adopt the best WMS. Find out if best-of-breed WMS is right for you. Continue Reading

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Deploying new WMS technology

Dylan Persaud, managing director for Eval-Source and an industry expert, offers tips for getting the most out of WMS technologies. Continue Reading

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ProMat 2013: Robotics not a threat to manufacturing

The opening keynote speaker at ProMat 2013 sees intelligent machines and manufacturing robotics as a potential boon, not a threat, to U.S. manufacturing. Continue Reading

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Manufacturers look at integrated application packages

ERP vendors offer a wide variety of integrated application packages nowadays. Many manufacturers are closely examining these systems when they're looking for software to address their business needs. Continue Reading

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WMS integration with other manufacturing software systems

In this IT Challenge, find out which other manufacturing software systems should be integrated with a WMS. Continue Reading

2Benefits-

Automation and mobile inventory benefits of WMS technologies

This section explores the benefits of the leading technologies in warehouse automation.

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Automate the warehouse with M2M

Discover how manufacturing machine-to-machine technology is a powerful tool for automating the warehouse that focuses on such functions as monitoring manufacturing processes and communicating with robotics. Continue Reading

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Improve warehouse automation with RFID

Because many vendors now offer radio frequency identification at a lower cost -- and in the cloud -- RFID is a great option for organizations that want to automate parts of their warehouse operations, saving both time and money. Continue Reading

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Mobility gives warehouses real-time view of inventory

Mobility inventory management gives employees a real-time view of stock and supplies, from the warehouse to retail spaces. Continue Reading

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Automating the warehouse? Consider robotics

In this IT Challenge, learn how to prepare a manufacturing facility for adoption of warehouse robotics. Continue Reading

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WMS case study

Canada's version of Amazon.com opted for SAP's Extended Warehouse Management system even though it required making the system more retail friendly and giving up on some functionality. Continue Reading

3Trends and innovations-

WMS technology trends and innovations

This section contains articles that examine the latest WMS technology trends, such as mobility and Software as a Service (SaaS) WMS, and how WMS can be effective in a multinational workforce.

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WMS software market still growing

Post-recession demand, an expansion of add-ons and adoption in emerging markets are driving growth in the WMS software market. Continue Reading

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Shift to model-driven and SaaS WMS, says Gartner

Learn which vendors lead the WMS technologies market and which vendors are addressing cloud computing as it becomes a serious option in WMS. Continue Reading

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WMS goes global

Discover how the current generation of WMS tools, both on-premises and SaaS, are robust enough to handle the special challenges of managing a global workforce. Continue Reading

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Manufacturing mobility on the rise

Mobile devices are becoming more commonplace in manufacturing organizations, but is mobile device management, or MDM, adoption suffering because of it? Continue Reading

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SAP Extended Warehouse Management

This SAP Press book chapter excerpt introduces SAP Extended Warehouse Management, or EWM, including its history and how the application has evolved. Continue Reading

4Quiz on WMS technology-

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Technology changes at the speed of light, and for successful warehouse management, it’s imperative to keep current with trends and innovations in WMS technology. Are you up to speed? Take this short quiz to see how much you really know about the latest WMS technology and how it's shaping the warehouse.

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