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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 operating expenses  55 percent of your warehouse labor dollars. And 50 percent of the picking process consists of traveling to and from the locations. 35 percent You can expect to receive as much as a 35 percent reduction in your operating expenses. 27 percent The cost of carrying inventory is usually about 27 percent less in an automated environment. 20 percent Inventory accuracy increases around 20 percent with a WMS system. 5 percent Shipment accuracy improves around 5 percent. Zero After the system is implemented,

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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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