An historic move that saw the industry's two leading trade associations share an exhibition stand at IMHX proved highly successful with both parties registering record numbers of visitors and garnering universal praise for the stylish, and versatile two-storey stand.
Warehouse Management Software, WMS, Warehousing Software, Warehouse Systems
A critical element within the wider supply chain, a warehouse management system (WMS) helps to manage the storage and distribution of goods within a warehouse or distribution centre (DC). The software stores and provides information on goods transactions such as receiving, putaway and picking and shipping, often based on real-time information related to bin utilisation. A WMS system also often incorporates the use of Auto Identification & Data Capture (AIDC) devices or systems – including barcode scanners, mobile computers, wireless LANs or Radio-frequency identification (RFID) – to help to optimise the efficient stocking and distribution of goods.
Oct 04, 2016 Comments (0)
HBM - a major player in the field of test and measurement - has launched its new dedicated production and logistics facility, which is based at its Darmstadt headquarters, in Germany.
Oct 04, 2016 Comments (0)
In collaboration with Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA), the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has developed and launched a new Warehouse Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
Sep 28, 2016 Comments (0)
Vanderlande has officially opened the doors to its new cutting-edge office building in Veghel. A formal ceremony was held recently, and a commemorative brick was laid in celebration of the milestone event.
Sep 21, 2016 Comments (0)
BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd has recently secured one of its largest hardware deals in its company history, thanks to a recent contract win with long-term business partner Malcolm Logistics, one of the UK's leading providers of logistics services.
Sep 20, 2016 Comments (0)
Fairbanks Scales, Inc. has announced the release of the latest generation of the FB6000 weighing instrument, featuring a new, dynamic web interface that enables rapid calibration and custom ticket formatting.
Aug 30, 2016 Comments (0)
Specialist delivery firm Panther Warehousing is introducing a portfolio of new services which is claims will further reinforce its strong market position as a niche supplier in both the two and one-man delivery sectors.
Aug 09, 2016 Comments (0)
In this fast-paced retail market,warehouses have become an integral part of a business' success.
Full of hundreds of items ready to be shipped to customers, warehouses are arguably just as important as physical shops. And according to one of the country's leading retailers of manual handling equipment, whether businesses have a presence on the high street, or if they sell solely online, making sure warehouses are tidy and in order is imperative for maintaining productivity to meet the needs of customers and ensure a business' success.
Aug 02, 2016 Comments (0)
Dematic, the automated intralogistics solutions company, is to offer visitors a 'live' demonstration of its latest automated picking techniques on stand 9A55, bringing together the intelligence of its Dematic RapidPick, Dematic RapidPut and Dematic Multishuttle technology in a modular system designed for delivering 'rapid results'.
Aug 02, 2016 Comments (0)
Synergy Logistics – the company behind the Snapfulfil warehouse management system – has become one of only nine companies to be included as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's first Market Guide for European Warehouse Management Systems*.
Warehouse Management System
A warehouse is a commercial building used for the storage of goods and are usually cited in industrial areas. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, logistics companies, distributors, transport, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, wholesalers, etc. Warehouses usually have loading bays and docks and serve as a distribution centre for the loading and unloading of goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for storage and despatch of goods directly from railways, airports or seaports.
A warehouse management system, or WMS, is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and then organise and process all of the associated transactions such as shipping, receiving, put-away and picking. The systems also direct and optimise stock put-away based on real-time information about the status of bin utilisation. A WMS can be used by manufacturers in their own warehousing facilities or a logistics company (3Pl /4Pl) operating contracts for a number of clients and retailers.
Warehouses are an integral link in the modern supply chain, ensuring that the correct product is stored efficiently ,delivered in the right quantity, in good condition, at the required time, and at minimal cost. It performs an integral role in managing goods movement and information exchange between manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
A good Warehouse Management System (WMS) manages all types of warehouse operations efficiently and effectively. It also enhances inventory management by increasing accuracy, improving order fulfilment and reducing order cycle time. Receiving and shipping are streamlined as well to facilitate cross-docking and expedite back-ordered products.
A WMS can automate picking, packing and shipping and it will minimise the number of moves per order. The WMS can improve the accuracy of every order, reduce safety stock, manage tasks and improve processes. An efficient WMS can consolidate orders to reduce transportation and shipping costs. Data is collected within the warehouse environment by data-capture technology such as barcode scanners, mobile computers, wireless LANs and Radio-frequency identification (RFID). This information is then fed into a central WMS database to provide a real-time update on the overall inventory and specific SKU levels in the warehouse (stock keeping units). This information is then used to replenish the stock levels to ensure that there is sufficient flow of products. Once data has been collected, there is either a batch synchronization with, or a real-time wireless transmission to a central database. The database can then provide useful reports about the status of goods in the warehouse.
Bonded warehouses are specifically used as a secure holding or storage facility before duty is paid. Upon entry of goods into the warehouse, the importer and warehouse owner incur liability under a bond. Goods can be stored and held in a secure environment for a number of years before either being shipped on or released for distribution when the duty must then be paid.