Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Product Types

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Posted Aug 10, 2009, 10:10:41 AM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

warehouse111Unil now, our focus has been on field mobility, but for the next few days we’re going to duck indoors and take a look at Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) product types and warehouse groupings.

Warehouse management systems (WMS) are used to manage the movement and storage of materials in a warehouse. There are three types of products: Tier 3, Tier 2, and Tier 1. Tier 3 warehouse management systems (WMS) are the least expensive type. They allow warehouse personnel to manage the flow of materials on conveyors and can be integrated into picking systems. Tier 2 WMS applications are more robust than Tier 3systems, but do not contain all of the features of a Tier 1 WMS. Typically, warehouse management systems (WMS) are used in large-scale or high-volume warehousing environments. Storage location management, automatic order selection, inventory control and replenishment, and shipping and receiving are common features.

DecisionPoint provides supply chain software products and consulting services to businesses in a range of industries. Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. to learn more about WMS products.

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