Warehouse Management System is a software application, part of an integrated system that is designed to fully control operations regarding stocks of goods from the moment they enter the warehouse to the moment they are dispatched to the clients. A WMS solution takes care of the procurement, storage & inventory and shipment, providing real-time information about the status of goods. As part of an ERP system it is interconnected with other applications for taking orders from customers, thus achieving control over the motion of goods in the context of supply and delivery orders. A WMS software is also interconnected with various mobile devices such as scanners, barcode readers that facilitate data insertion or extraction from the application.
The objective of a Warehouse Management System is to provide standardized procedures for handling goods in the warehouse and to automate as many operations related to stocks as possible.
The advantages of using a WMS: