Microsoft Warehouse Management Solution (MIcrosoft WMS)
The warehouse and distribution centers are very important in a supply chain network as they perform valuable functions that support the movement of materials, storing goods, processing products, creating stock keeping unit assortments and assembling.
In order to be able to standout in today’s highly competitive environment, the organization’s ability to effectively manage the warehouse, reduce unnecessarily costs, fulfill operations order and reach customer satisfactory is critical to their success. Thus, a warehouse must be operated at maximum efficiency and provide superior service to ensure profitability.
On the perspective of Supply Chain, an effective warehouse management solution must be designed for receiving inventory, timely order fulfillment to automated validation of warehouse activities and accurate inventory control to achieve peak performance across the entire enterprise.
Although the fundamental features are covered in most of the warehouse management system, however, there are 3 main factors found to affect efficiency and effectiveness of the warehouse operations:
- simplicity/complexity of the warehouse management systems
- product slotting techniques
- layout planning of the warehouse
Hence, choosing a right warehouse management solution is important for all warehouse company.
What about Microsoft Warehouse Management Solution?
In an effective Warehouse Management process, it is noted that, in the time after goods are received and before goods are shipped, a series of internal warehouse activities take place to ensure an effective flow through the warehouse and to organize and maintain company inventories.
Microsoft Warehouse Management Solution focus on the effective operation of these typical warehouse activities that include:
- putting items away
- moving items inside or between warehouses
- picking items for assembly, production, or shipment
This is to ensure all important warehousing data are captured and incorporated to the whole operation chain that enable effective communication among all related work units and maintain a smooth and effective operation.
The next generation Operation System for Small and Medium Company
The next generation of business operation system is no longer a standalone software but an integrated application that allow organization to manage the entire business operation and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integrates all facets of an operation in a single database, application and user interface, these operation facets including:
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management and Inventory
- Manufacturing Module
- Project Management
- Sales & Marketing
- Service Order Management
- Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
Find out more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central features here.