As we saw above, all processes need to be synchronized seamlessly for achieving minimal material handling and shipping the items accurately. Right from the unloading/loading staff, the quality assurance team, security, and administrative staff need to follow a tight schedule. It is also necessary to coordinate with the logistics companies to prevent the goods from stalling operations at your warehouse.
A warehouse management software (WMS) takes all of these factors into consideration and coordinates different resources required for the execution. This includes bi-directional data transfer with the order processing system, inventory management module, shipping management module, and accounts software. It also generates the number of human resources required and shares the schedule with the concerned personnel.
The WMS also helps you with the list of material handling equipment required. Thus, it helps you with planning and scheduling while also confirming the progress rate of the execution process. It uses the barcodes/RFID tags and manual inputs to track the progress and generate BI reports later.