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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 i  One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation Introduction I just returned from a week long conference and as one of the speakers/vendors there, I was not looking to receive the same thing that the attendees were looking to receive. I was looking for clients; however, I mostly found patients . I found most of my time was spent psychoanalyzing what people had been told by competitors and other logistics companies. Many of the people I spoke with were confused about what was available.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

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 and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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