Don’t you hate that feeling when your desk is piled up with papers, and you just can’t find the one you need? You know it’s somewhere in the mess, but you can’t locate it. Then doubt creeps in—maybe you passed that paper to a colleague? If you had only been more organised and filed things properly, you would have located that paper in no time.
Smartly run warehouses are all about knowing the location of every item of stock at every point in its journey from arrival to departure. While very few warehouses are as poorly managed as the example of a messy desk, many could still be run much more efficiently.
As the number of SKUs you manage grows, reliance on manual systems of any kind leads to inefficiency and increases the potential for mistakes or delays. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a software application that answers this problem. WMS systems are specifically designed to support and optimise warehouse functionality, with the primary goal of controlling the movement and storage of materials within the warehouse. It also helps in processing associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, put-away, and picking.
But, as is always the case with technology, not all WMS are created equal; not every one of them has all the vital features of an effective WMS. This is why it is crucial to choose one that can provide value for your money and let you have complete control of your warehouse.
The good news is that there are quite a few best-in-class WMS you can choose from—including the highly-rated AC2’s Wave WMS, which took the top spot in Disruptive Tech News’ list of top WMS in Malaysia in 2023 thanks in part to its cutting-edge features that enable customers to unlock unparalleled efficiency and agility.
Among the cutting-edge features that AC2’s Wave WMS offers, these are what you should expect from a value-for-money WMS:
Inventory Tracking. This feature enables you to track the location and status of inventory items in real-time, crucial for efficient order fulfilment and inventory management.
Order Management. This feature streamlines order processing, from order creation to fulfilment, and helps manage picking, packing, and shipping processes.
Receiving and Put-away. This feature assists in the efficient receipt of goods, including inspection, labelling, and placement in the appropriate location within the warehouse.
Picking and Packing. This feature optimises the picking process by providing guidance on the most efficient routes and methods for order fulfilment. Additionally, it helps in packing items for shipment.
Task Management. This feature assigns and manages tasks for warehouse personnel, optimising their workflow and ensuring timely completion of activities.
Real-time Reporting and Analytics. This feature provides insights into warehouse performance through real-time reporting and analytics, helping managers make informed decisions.
Auto-upgrade: An automated WMS solution that updates seamlessly at no extra cost guarantees effortless system evolution, enabling you to maintain industry leadership without the burdensome need for frequent manual upgrades. This delivers a cost-effective, future-proof solution for your needs.
Integration with Other Systems. This feature integrates WMS with other enterprise systems, including ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and transportation management systems, for seamless information flow across the organisation.
In this digital age, it is imperative that businesses make the most of their warehouse by implementing an effective, feature-packed Warehouse Management System like the AC2’s Wave WMS. Doing so can increase efficiency, reduce errors, improve accuracy, and enhance your overall visibility into warehouse operations.