eCommerce has been accelerating for years and is projected to maintain solid growth into the future. Warehouse Management Systems are an essential solution to manage inventory and expedite products for online sales. These systems will improve customer satisfaction while keeping control of warehouse costs.
Events of late have shifted the balance away from retail stores to online shopping. This introduces new challenges on how to deal with warranty claims, return of goods, quality issues and shipping costs. Software must have the methods in place to handle each of these concerns and direct staff on processes and placement. This all needs to be done in a timely manner. Interfaces to other software applications are also necessary in some cases in order to achieve the results.
eCommerce can make it easier for companies to expand their product lines without increasing inventory levels. Companies then become reliant on the Supply Chain along with their own internal processing speed to fulfill customer orders Just-In-Time (JIT). This entails bringing product in and out of a warehouse in the fastest time possible. In so doing, it is critical to get the right picking, packaging and labelling done through an automated process before getting it out the door.
The increase in eCommerce will force many companies to abandon paper processes and adopt new technologies such as barcode scanning, wireless networks & terminals, barcode and portable printers, and other forms of automation. This technology requires direction from software, which also coordinates the input of data and directs the staff using the devices. This technology is necessary to maintain the accuracy and speed required to meet the demands of customers.
About ProVision WMS
ProVision WMS is an off-the-shelf software solution that enables distribution centers and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies to rapidly improve warehouse operations and meet growing customer demands. The software was created over a decade ago based on a .Net platform. It is easy to integrate with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Transportations Management System (TMS). Development and improvements to the software is ongoing with new revisions released to the customers regularly.
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