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Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

warehouse consultants  to expect to reduce warehouse staff by as much as 30 percent in the first year. The first time someone said this, my initial response was disbelief. After that, I had to respond to what I considered to be a lie . For example, the very first system that I implemented as a customer resulted in major staff reductions in specific areas of the warehouse, mainly receiving and picking. However, this was not solely because of the WMS system. We had four receivers who worked to complete the day's receipts by Read More
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A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction...
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Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs
To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse

warehouse consultants  it for you. You warehouse supervisor is the catalyst for a successful implementation and that begins with a clean and organized warehouse. Your people must understand the magnitude of this or you will fall flat on your face. Everything you do after the implementation will be based on the locations of the product. If product is put away to wrong locations, you will have problems with picking. If product is not put away properly, the efficiencies you were expecting will not be recognized because your Read More
Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management
Although voice-directed picking may take distributors to higher logistics levels someday, operations managers should try listening to their warehouse personnel

warehouse consultants  any technology for your warehouse is only the beginning of your continuous improvement process. Vendors and consultants can flaunt these statistics because warehouse logistics are continually improving. Once software is purchased, operations managers begin to realize just how messed up the warehouse actually is. Then they begin making improvements to its layout and to the training of the warehouse staff. When the vendor comes back and asks, How is the system we sold you doing? the response is, Great! Read More
Dynamics West
Dynamics West features a team of professionals and consultants with proven expertise and a Microsoft Competency in implementation, deployment, customization and

warehouse consultants  West Dynamics West features a team of professionals and consultants with proven expertise and a Microsoft Competency in implementation, deployment, customization and maintenance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a great potential in terms of allowing you to do your business processes your way. Our implementers are trained to use Dynamics' superior customization features to make things easier, faster and familiar. If you're looking for a software solution and you're also looking Read More
Warehouse Management Systems by the Numbers
When it comes to warehouse management systems (WMS), the stats are both shocking and thought-provoking. And although you don't see these stats in the marketing

warehouse consultants  implementing a WMS. Your warehouse is not big enough. You don't have enough people or orders to justify such a large investment. Your information technology (IT) staff isn't large enough. You are currently searching for a system. (Perhaps you've been researching WMS systems for years by attending trade shows, reading industry articles, and talking with vendors, but you still haven't made a decision and purchased one.) The reasons are endless, but your real reason is very likely a result of the next two Read More
The Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop
The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the

warehouse consultants  of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the weakest. Hand-held devices, such as touch-screens, bar code scanners, and RFID readers, can result in error-filled transactions. Learn how you can use multiple mobile devices more effectively to help improve the accuracy of your order fulfillment and inventory processes. Read More
SAS/Warehouse 2.0 Goes Live
SAS Institute has announced the production availability of SAS/Warehouse Administrator software, Version 2.0. This new version provides IT the ability to

warehouse consultants  to proactively publish data warehouse information and track its usage, plus aggressively manage the process of change in the data warehouse. Data warehouses and data marts have become a vital component of all successful data mining, knowledge management, business portal, e-intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) applications today, said Frank Nauta, product manager for SAS/Warehouse Administrator at SAS Institute. Nauta added, Successful Read More
Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!
When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy

warehouse consultants  other sales people. Your warehouse is competing against other warehouses. So, if you really want to know how to survive in “any” economy, all you have to do is look in your warehouse. Your warehouse, like every other warehouse, is comprised of two main elements: people and inventory! Most distribution organizations do a horrible job at managing both of these fundamentals. To prove it, here’s an example. The value of your inventory ranges between 6 and 20 percent of your top-line sales. That means a Read More
The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS
Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system

warehouse consultants  ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) solutions for warehouse management. Effective management of warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution operations is key to business success. With so much riding on your decision, you need to thoroughly compare ERP warehouse modules and best-of-breed WMS. Read More
In-memory Analytics: Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Business Intelligence
Traditional analytic tools run queries against a data warehouse (DW) with user queries being processed against the data stored on relatively slow hard drives

warehouse consultants  queries against a data warehouse (DW) with user queries being processed against the data stored on relatively slow hard drives. In-memory analytics leverages a significantly more efficient approach where all the data is loaded into memory. This results in dramatic improvements in query response time and end-user experience. Find out how in-memory analytics can help your organization. Read More
Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their

warehouse consultants  (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems. Read More
Microsoft to Acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse and Transportation Management Solutions
Microsoft is acquiring Blue Horseshoe's Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) solutions as part of a collaboration agreement announced

warehouse consultants  to Acquire Blue Horseshoe Warehouse and Transportation Management Solutions Microsoft is acquiring Blue Horseshoe's Warehousing for AX (WAX) and Transportation for AX (TRAX) solutions as part of a collaboration agreement announced yesterday. Both the WAX and TRAX solutions are products within Blue Horseshoe’s Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX. The solutions provide embedded industry-specific functionality directly into Microsoft’s Dynamic AX architecture. This technology will help Microsoft Read More
CatalystCommand WMS
CatalystCommand Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages

warehouse consultants  WMS CatalystCommand Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages all aspects of the distribution center and manufacturing warehouse operations including receiving and putaway to order selection, picking, loading and shipping. Using a modular technology platform, the system features standard interfaces allowing tighter integration between systems, applications, and equipment. As a web-based Read More
Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

warehouse consultants  Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation S. McVey - January 17th, 2000 Event Summary In a document filed on January 6, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported that global audit and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP violated auditor independence rules and engaged in improper professional conduct. Independence rules prohibit tax and audit firms from making direct investments in companies they audit. The findings Read More
Body Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More from Third-party Consultants
IT departments rarely have the luxury of spare capacity or sufficient knowledge of all the products and technologies that the rest of the organization expects

warehouse consultants  Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More from Third-party Consultants Quocirca's primary aim is to provide market insight and knowledge to technology vendors and service providers, enabling them to more effectively develop, market and sell products to businesses of all sizes across multiple geographies. Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to Body Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More from Third-party Consultants : Third-Party (Wikipedia) Consultant (Wikipedia) Body Shop to Mind Shop: Read More

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