Without a doubt, a transcendental decision that companies in the retail industry must make to optimize their warehouse or distribution center is the choice of a WMS system, the reason ?, simple, a retail company to stay competitive needs to establish a flow of goods Fluid, precise and timely, allowing you to run your business at a good pace and provide greater customer value at a lower cost.
These companies need a comprehensive and scalable software solution that efficiently executes critical distribution processes while maintaining inventory in real time at the specific location.
An advanced WMS is that solution. A world-class WMS enables high volume orders to be generated and e-commerce and traditional shipments to be processed through physical stores from the same inventory. Additionally, it provides the flexibility and configurability that retailers need to agilely operate an omnichannel business.
Therefore, below, we will show three ways in which an omnichannel business can improve its operation through a WMS.
1. High-level adaptability
An advanced WMS is a flexible solution that adapts to the different flows of consumer purchases and shipments (example: online shopping and home delivery, click and collect, store purchases and home delivery, among others). Adapting to this new range of possibilities will allow distribution channels to carry out their work in an easier, faster, more effective and automatic way, avoiding manual and unnecessary processes that will result in cost overruns for the final consumer.
2. Manage multiple types of orders and volume fluctuations efficiently
An advanced WMS allows you to manage and optimize the replenishment of different sales channels, for example, brick & mortar, e-tailer, brick & click, among others. Additionally, this solution enables a precise replenishment process during peak seasons and intelligently manages orders according to the type of order (units, mixed pallets, etc.).
3.Totally synchronized supply chain technology and systems
An advanced WMS allows communication with different technological solutions so that the supply chain is synchronized.