Know where all your inventory is in real time at the click of a button or the tap of a finger. Receive, move, update, or recount stored inventory using easy workflows.
Drive warehouse accuracy with barcoded products and storage locations & bins. Organize and map your warehouse to drive efficiency with barcoding.
Add layers of control from the back office to floor level team members. Streamline product receipts and put away tasks by providing helpful data to aid in receiving.
Retrieval & Picking
Bring organization to a chaotic warehouse and streamline the inventory retrieval process. Optimize inventory rotation and retreival rules by product.
Packing & Prep
Increase efficiency by utilizing our many supported workflows and simplify the order prep or packing process through features like cartonization.
Create labels one at a time or thousands at a time through batch label generation. Integrations with 40+ carriers help you get orders out the door faster.
Managing & Storing Inventory
Stock is received against digital ASN or inbound shipment records either through the mobile app or web interface.
Storage locations can be organized by different areas. This is useful if different types of inventory or inventory with different usages are typically stored in separate areas.
Rows, Levels, Bays, & Bins
Storage is also organized by rows, bays, levels, bins using a naming structure that is highly readable, scalable, and prevents errors.
Mobile Inventory Control
Inventory can be received, moved, recounted, cycle counted, and more by your logistics team members on a handheld barcode scanner or tablet.
Back Office Control
Mobile and other updates sync with the system in real-time so your warehouse’s management or IT team can manage and check work remotely or from the back office.
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Inventory management is a core competency of a good warehouse management system and a good way to drive efficiency in terms of the storage and retrieval of goods.
Great warehouse management systems help make inventory easier to find, stock rotation or storage more efficient, and stock availability more accurate
Purchase order inventory is split across multiple facilities and digital advance shipment notices created in each facility.
Inbound shipments are physically received in each facility (WMS) using a paperless process using mobile barcode scanning.
Inventory is stored in barcoded locations which are organized by area, row, bay, and bins. Data like lot, expiration, serials, etc. is tied to stock.
Inventory is decremented by orders, recounts, cycle counts, kitting, and other events. Movement and changes are tracked digitally by our WMS.
Flexible & Accurate Inventory Control
Inventory management often starts at the dock and ends at the dock. So in our warehouse management system is designed to facilitate and end of end workflow consisting of inbound, storage & management, and outbound.
There is also some built-in intelligence to the workflow to make things easier on your team. Whether you are working within the browser based warehouse management views or on the accompanying mobile app.
Our dynamic warehouse management system also allows you to tackle more complex inventory management activities like tracking serial numbers, rotating inventory by lot number or expiration dates, or kitting component products into new products.
Efficient Put Away & Storage – Lean on our automated storage recommendations or organize warehousing chaos using location types and replenishable pickfaces .
Efficient Space Utilization – Maximize your warehouse’s storage space through the use of chaotic storage and let your WMS remember where things are with untold accuracy.
Mobile App Workflows – Give your team the tools they need to manage the receiving process on-the-go through our mobile app. This helps make your inventory storage more accurate by entering data as you physically have the product.
Pick, Pack, and Quality Control
Location & Bin Barcoding
Inventory storage locations are barcoded and scanned while picking to ensure that the right product is being picked (preventing errors).
Mobile App Pick & Pack
Our mobile app helps team members navigate throughout the warehouse efficiently and pick items quickly. Progress and picking times are viewable by management.
Packing & QC
Totes or packages can be placed on the picking cart and are barcoded to ensure that the right items go in the right order. Items are checked off the order as they are picked and packed.
Advanced Hardware Integration
We can integrate a variety of different advanced hardware systems like automated storage & retrieval, robotic picking carts, dimensioners, and packaging builders/labelers.
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Efficient & Error Free Inventory Retrieval
Our warehouse management system supports tons of workflows to match many situations and drive efficiency throughout the fulfillment or distribution process for business to business B2B, direct to consumer DTC, or facilitate stock transfers, forwarding, and prep for Amazon FBA or retail.
We’ve taken our decade of experience working with clients on multiple continents to build best practice and KPI driven workflows into the system that combine steps of the pick, pack, and quality control process to lower task completion times.
We also have experience integrating robotics, automated storage & retrieval systems, packaging creation machines, and product dimensioning tools.
Drive Picks Per Hour – Ramp up productivity by organizing order fulfillment waves, using multiple picking workflows in tandem for different types of orders, and using our mobile based picking system.
Eliminate Errors – Stamp out errors while maintaining operational efficiency by using pick and pack workflows that build quality checks or auditing into the process itself.
Track KPIs – Our robust reporting system and real time productivity dashboards allows you to track KPIs easily. Workflow and operational adjustments to your process are more effective when they’re driven by data available to your management team.
Orders are routed using proximity and inventory availability so each facility fulfills the optimal orders for their warehouse.
Orders are grouped into manageable and efficient workloads. Then pickers are dispatched to grab order inventory based on smart pick paths.
Inventory is sorted into the system recommended packaging. Orders are automatically checked for accuracy as a part of the workflow.
Because we have error prevention built into the picking and packing process, quality checks are completely optional or can be used as a random audit process.
Dimensioning, Rate-Shopping, & Shipping
Package Suggestion / Cartonization
Optimal packaging is recommended using the dimensions of the products that belong to the order.
Packslip & Shipping Label Printing
Shipping labels and their corresponding packing slips are printed in sequence (one after another) to allow for batch printing and to prevent errors.
Multi-Carrier Rate Shopping
Orders are rate-shopped across carriers in real-time (either before or during shipping) and in milliseconds the cheapest and fastest shipping label is generated based on shipping rules.
Order Audit / Spot QC
QC and error prevention is built into the picking/packing process, but if you need to spot check a percentage or certain packages you can do that before printing labels.
We help your organization leverage advanced technology that can identify optimal packaging through cartonization, rate shop across multiple carriers / service levels, and print labels for up to tens of thousands of orders at a time with batch shipping.
It’s easy to streamline and automate a core part of your process, shipping, with our advanced WMS.
Group orders by attributes related to each order, and apply special shipping rules based on those attributes.
Use product dimensional data to have our algorithms recommend the optimal packaging based on space utilization.
Automate shipping method selection by having our system calculate the cheapest real-time shipping rate across your carriers.
Ensure your package gets to your customer or you get compensated for carrier mistakes by automatically insuring certain packages.
Fastest Transit & Cost-Effective Shipping
Shipping orders at volume is easy with our Warehouse Management software. Whether you’e a brand or a 3PL, Shipedge simplifies processes for your entire shipping team by leveraging smart insights and automating repetitive tasks.
Repetitive tasks like deciding what type or which specific package to use, rate shopping carriers & respective shipping service levels, remembering special shipping tasks for unique orders, and fixing shipping errors can be automated to boost shipping operation efficiency.
Having a powerful shipping desk view means that your team can generate labels, merge shipments, manage orders, and so much more by bulk actions to reduce your team’s workload.
Automated Rate-Shop – Shipedge’s rate shopping allows you to automatically find the best rate and method for fulfillment that meets your max transit times or other business requirements.
Fast Batch Label Generation – Whether you need a single shipping label or tens of thousands, you can measure label generation time in milliseconds.
Discounted Shipping Rates – We’ve pre-negotiated rates with parcel carriers to provide up to a 74% discount on shipping and get you access to special shipping programs.
How long does it take to implement a warehouse management system (WMS)?
It honestly depends on the internal buy-in and commitment your team makes to learn our warehouse management system. We consistently have customers deploy in as little as 2 – 8 weeks, but some implement even faster.
We utilize a combination of live training, video courses, robust documentation, and in-app training to get you up and running quickly in our warehouse management solution, so you maximize your time to value in our software.
What are the components of a warehouse management system?
The core components are mostly related to inventory management in some way. Some of the most basic components are;
- Receiving operations
- Inventory rotation
- Picking & stock retrieval
- Locations & bin tracking
- Data tracking (lots, expirations, serials, etc.)
- Workflow or workload organization
- Quality checks
What Warehouse Management System Does Amazon use?
Amazon uses a highly customized homegrown solution that benefits from many of the modern developments in the WMS space. While you may not have the ability to use Amazon’s warehouse management system. You can leverage a system like Shipedge WMS which provides many of the modern WMS features that companies like Amazon use.