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Warehouse Management System

Warehouse Management software enables the movement, tracking and storage of materials throughout the warehouse. Warehouse management systems are critical to increase efficiency and reduce costs by allowing key data to be easily shared throughout an enterprise. Warehouse Management solutions typically provide inventory controls and tracking as well as procurement management and channel monitoring features. They also offer integration for vendor and customer management, accounting and business reporting tools. WMS software is related to Distribution software and Logistics software. Its features include Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Order Management and Shipping Management, among others. The list below also includes Warehouse Management tools that are ideal for UK businesses.

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Optimise day-to-day warehouse operations, minimising costs and driving efficiency with NetSuite Warehouse Management. Learn more about NetSuite
NetSuite Warehouse Management System (WMS) optimizes day-to-day warehouse operations using industry-leading practices, such as mobile RF barcode scanning, defined strategies for putaway and picking, task management, return authorization receipts and cycle count plans. With hundreds or even thousands of SKUs to handle, often across multiple locations, warehouse management can quickly become a manual, chaotic and inefficient process if you're relying on spreadsheets — or worse, pen and paper. Learn more about NetSuite

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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Despatch Cloud provides 1000+ of the world's most-recognisable brands with the software to support their online fulfilment. Learn more about Despatch Cloud
Ever found yourself indulging in an online shopping spree? (Who hasn't, right?) Chances are, we've already crossed paths. We provide 1000+ of the world's most-recognisable brands with the software to support their online fulfilment. Whether you're craving a smoother route to ship, manage orders, and handle inventory. Or you're aiming to amplify your shipping capabilities, expand courier options, and seamlessly integrate with various marketplaces through your current ERP or WMS. We've got the software to help. Despatch Cloud empowers your business with warehousing, shipping, channel and order management. We provide out-of-the-box connectivity to over 100 UK and international couriers, offering over 3,500 shipping services and full support. All this while automatically collecting your online orders from more than 80 of the world's leading marketplaces and e-commerce shopping cart providers. With Despatch Cloud, you have complete control over your fulfilment processes. Learn more about Despatch Cloud

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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ProWMS

ProWMS

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ProWMS is functionally-rich, highly flexible and scalable WMS Warehouse Management Software. Learn more about ProWMS
ProWMS Advanced Warehouse Management Software addresses the functional requirements of any enterprise-level to multinational 3PL, Distribution, Wholesale, Manufacturing or Retail business. ProWMS key features: 1. Configurability: adapts to the requirements of each business, with a pre-defined set of easily configured warehouse management functionalities. 2. Scalability: provides modular options for scalability without compromising functionality. 3. Rich core functionality: a full set of functionalities, including inventory management, order processing, picking and packing, shipping, receiving, and cycle counting. 4. Affordability: modular options allowing businesses to select only the functionality they require, thereby minimising costs. 5. Integration: comprehensive API end-points enabling seamless connectivity with ERP and manufacturing systems. Learn more about ProWMS

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
From receiving to pick, pack and ship, take the legwork out of efficient warehouse operations and inventory management Learn more about Cin7 Omni
From receiving to pick, pack and ship, Cin7 takes the legwork out of efficient warehouse operations and inventory management. With built-in EDI and integrations to all the popular eCommerce platforms, marketplaces, and accounting tools combined with a robust WMS, you’ll get a real time, 360 degree view of your operations in one solution. Designed for SMBs, Cin7 provides exceptional automations, workflows, reports, and analysis to enable brands, manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers to operate efficiently as they scale. Learn more about Cin7 Omni

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Cloud-based warehouse management system with an omnichannel order management system all-in-one solution for eCommerce and 3PLs. Learn more about Shipedge
Shipedge is a cloud-based Supply Chain Solution that helps 3PL warehouses, distribution centers and eCommerce companies run efficient order fulfillment Omni Channel operations. Shipedge gives you complete channel automation from suppliers to selling channels. Our mobile app eliminates errors, reduces labor costs, and increases efficiencies. Shipedge includes warehouse design, auto ship rate shop + packaging algorithms, and more. Designed with ecommerce pain points in mind. Learn more about Shipedge

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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K8 is a sophisticated, cloud-based ERP solution that allows you to manage every aspect of your distribution business. Learn more about K8
Adopted globally by a wide range of distributors, merchants and wholesalers, K8 is a scalable ERP solution that configures according to your needs to help your organisation grow. K8 is a sophisticated cloud-based ERP system that allows you to manage every aspect of your distribution business. It has all the tools to fully support your digital strategy and enable you to compete in the modern world providing you with: - Financial control for secure margins - Smart & professional quotations - Optimised warehouse management - Comprehensive stock control - Improved sales & customer service - Fast & easy rebate management Streamline core processes and grow profits with a scalable digital platform that will future-proof your business. Learn more about K8

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Inventory and order management for growing businesses. Learn more about Zoho Inventory
Zoho Inventory is cloud-based inventory management software that helps you create and manage both your sales and purchase orders, and track your inventory. You can integrate it with online sales channels like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy, as well as shopping carts like Shopify and many more. Learn more about Zoho Inventory

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Warehouse management software for the AV & Event industry. Schedule resources, track inventory, and create and send quotes. Learn more about Rentman
Warehouse management software for the Audiovisual, Event & Party industries. Only pay for the products and add-ons you need. Manage your rentals and event productions in one place: schedule your crew and/or equipment, organize and track equipment with RFID, QR or barcodes and create and send quotes. All in one platform. Integrated CRM and tools for customer and employee communication. Rentman is also constantly updated with new features and improvements. Learn more about Rentman

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Set up your WMS in days, not weeks. inFlow helps you review, receive and pick from any device. Learn more about inFlow Inventory
inFlow is a warehouse management system that's easy to set up and use¿no contracts or consultants required. Create purchase orders, receive items, and run cycle counts all from one system. location support makes it easy to restrict access on a per-location basis, and set access rights for each user. World-class support available via live chat, email, and phone. Click Visit Website to get your 14 day free trial now Learn more about inFlow Inventory

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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ProSKU WMS SaaS is a WMS/OMS designed to streamline and optimise the processes involved in inventory and warehouse operations. Learn more about ProSKU SaaS WMS
ProSKU WMS SaaS Warehouse Management (WMS) and Order Management system (OMS) designed to streamline and optimise the processes involved in managing inventory and warehouse operations. ProSKU WMS SaaS offers a complete suite of features tailored to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from small start-ups to large enterprises. With integration to over 70 markeplaces, and over 140 carriers, ProSKU WMS SaaS offers Retailers, eCommerce/eFulfilment, Wholesalers, Manufacturers and 3PLs an end-to-end solution for omnichannel commerce. ProSKU WMS SaaS can be rapidly deployed in a matter of weeks, is paid for monthly, and is continually evolving to meet customer needs. Learn more about ProSKU SaaS WMS

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Warehouse Software: predict empty stocks, keep track of every unit, integrate with production/demand plans, use barcodes, RFID and more Learn more about Novacura Warehouse Management System
Warehouse Software Solution: Predict empty stocks, keep track of every unit, integrate with production / demand plans, use barcodes, RFID and more. Benefits: - Step-by-step user interface, that reduces staff onboarding time. - Already integrated with IFS, SAP, Infor M3 and other ERP – no technical issues during implementation. - Customizable – you can change application behaviour by simply drawing your own warehouse processes. Learn more about Novacura Warehouse Management System

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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Khaos Control offer robust business management solutions with integrated financials, CRM, reporting & more. Learn more about Khaos Control
Khaos Control Solutions offer leading multi-channel solutions for all businesses, used by thousands every day . Control your; inventory, order processing, customer communication, finances, purchasing, despatch and multiple selling marketplaces in one centralised place. Learn more about Khaos Control

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
UpKeep is an Asset Operations Management solution combining CMMS, EAM, and APM for maintenance, reliability and operations teams. Learn more about UpKeep
UpKeep is an Asset Operations Management solution that helps businesses scale by giving every Maintenance and Reliability team the tools and information they need to run Operations efficiently and effectively. UpKeep gives you a central command center to efficiently manage all your work orders, assets, and maintenance to deliver fast resolutions. UpKeep enables you to create one front door for all your technicians to go through for all services and support. Learn more about UpKeep

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
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ProERP Advanced Order Management software supports Distributors, Wholesalers & Parallel Importers operating in controlled environments. Learn more about ProERP
ProERP Advanced Order Management software is specifically designed for Distributors, Wholesalers and Parallel Importers operating in controlled environments. ProERP Advanced Order Management software supports businesses requiring strict adherance to complex business processes and full auditability and traceability requirements such as Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Chemicals and more. Learn more about ProERP

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Nexelem is a production management system that helps manufacturers streamline operations with integrated MES, APS, WMS & IIOT modules. Learn more about Nexelem
Nexelem is a custom WMS and production management system that enables manufacturers to streamline operations with integrated MES, APS & IIOT modules. • It revolutionizes manufacturing operations by seamlessly facilitating communication among business departments, production, and warehouses. • With the ability to assimilate data from diverse sources, Nexelem stands out for its unique advantage in integrating with existing IT solutions. • Designed for adaptability, it is more than a set of pre-packaged solutions; it's a versatile family of components facilitating the efficient implementation of fully tailored deployments. • Nexelem goes beyond traditional manufacturing tools by offering a suite of Lean Manufacturing tools, including Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, and Traceability. • With a Gen-Z user interface ready, Nexelem is not just a software solution; it's a strategic partner in driving manufacturing efficiency and embracing the Industry 4.0 revolution in your factory. Learn more about Nexelem

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Acumatica Distribution Edition and its Warehouse Management System simplify warehouse processes and support advanced business needs. Learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP
Acumatica Distribution Edition, empowered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, automates warehouse operations, streamlines the pick, pack, and ship process, and prioritizes picking queues. All this happens in a user-friendly, mobile interface, available anytime, anywhere. Acumatica also offers a Warehouse Management System, which extends the Distribution Edition to efficiently support other advanced warehouse requirements, such as barcode scanning and lot/serial number tracking. Learn more about Acumatica Cloud ERP

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Gain full control of your inventory and warehouse, track orders from quote to delivery, always know your lead times. Try MRPeasy today. Learn more about MRPeasy
MRPeasy is a cloud-based ERP software purpose-built for small manufacturers and distributors. It combines affordability and ease of use with powerful inventory and warehouse management functionalities. MRPeasy brings together comprehensive warehouse, procurement, and order management with top-of-the-line manufacturing resource planning functionalities, production planning and scheduling, intricate bill of materials and recipe control, CRM, end-to-end traceability, shop floor control, and much more. Always know your production costs and lead times, manage stock in multiple locations, generate quotes in minutes and raise pre-filled purchase orders for out-of-stock items, stay compliant with end-to-end traceability, expand the use-case with built-in integrations for e-commerce, financial, and other business apps, and much more. Gain a complete overview of your manufacturing or distribution operation with MRPeasy. Start your free trial. Learn more about MRPeasy

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Foysonis is a cloud-powered modern WMS to run 21st century warehouse operations. Learn more about Foysonis
Foysonis is a cloud-powered modern WMS to run 21st century warehouse operations. Our WMS is perfect for 3PL, Freight Forwarding, Distribution, eCommerce and Retail businesses of all sizes from small to large companies. Foysonis WMS will help you receive products with barcodes and smart mobile devices, fulfill orders accurately, ship products on parcel and LTL/TL carriers. With Foysonis, you get a reliable warehouse management system, modern user interface and world class support. Learn more about Foysonis

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Katana's cloud platform offers live inventory, production, accounting, and reporting for businesses to make the right decisions. ​ Learn more about Katana Cloud Inventory
Katana is a manufacturing ERP that gives you a live look at your business. Features include live inventory and manufacturing management, batch tracking for end-to-end traceability, a Shop Floor App for total floor-level control, open API, and a growing channel partner network. Real-time master planning features automate resource allocation based on prioritised sales orders and integrations with e-commerce, accounting, CRM, and reporting services to centralise all key business operations. Learn more about Katana Cloud Inventory

Features

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
The leading accounting software for small businesses. Instant access to customer, vendor and employee information.
QuickBooks Enterprise (Save Up to 40%) is an end-to-end accounting software that can grow with your business. It provides all the tools your business needs, yet is easy to use. You can organize your books, manage inventory, track sales, and even run payroll, but at the fraction of the cost. With QuickBooks Enterprise, you save thousands of dollars a year vs. comparable solutions. Powerful and flexible, it also comes in editions designed to fit your specific needs. Take a free test drive today. Learn more about QuickBooks Enterprise

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Track and manage assets & inventory across locations. Scan Barcodes, QR Codes & RFID tags in bulk with leading asset tracking software.
Our leading asset management software enables you to track items across different locations and sub-locations. Manage costs, schedule services, and customize alerts and stock thresholds for greater control. RFID, QR Code and Barcode scanning functionality makes checkouts and audits a breeze - even from the warehouse! Full location histories and actionable reports make this a must have for all your warehouse management needs. Try us out for free with a 15 day trial! Learn more about EZOfficeInventory

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Asset tracking platform that is cloud-based with mobile apps (IOS/Android). Rated Excellent by PC Mag! Get a free guided demo today!
Asset Panda is a powerful Cloud/Mobile App warehouse management and tool tracking platform. We help people track, manage and support their tools throughout their life cycle. Our software is configured to the way our clients work, secure and leverages the mobile devices your employees already carry. Get a free guided demo today! Learn more about Asset Panda

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
ShippingEasy's Warehouse Management solution provides insights you need to stay on top of your shipping, customers, and tracking.
ShippingEasy Warehouse Management allows you print labels, manage orders, automate shipping, track shipments, and notify recipients—all in one easy-to-use, cloud-based shipping platform. Get the insights you need to stay on top of your shipping, customers, and tracking, all in one place. Report your data your way with the ability to completely customize a report for all your Warehouse Management needs. Learn more about ShippingEasy

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
Our warehouse inventory management includes advanced work orders, material requirements planning (MRP), bills of materials and more.
Your business runs on your inventory, so improve the way you handle inventory management. Fishbowl’s complete warehouse management solution is designed to simplify and automate all aspects of the warehouse process for your organization. Our solution includes advanced work orders, material requirements planning (MRP), bills of materials, barcode scanning and much more—all at a great price. Learn more about Fishbowl

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking
ShipStation is a web-based shipping software whose seamless automation offers the fastest, most affordable way to ship your products.
With ShipStation, you can scale your business without growing your workload. Ship more orders in less time—with fewer clicks and greater savings. Manage orders from all of your ecommerce stores, tools, and selling channels. ShipStation provides discounts and integrations with carriers like USPS, UPS, DHL Express, Canada Post, FedEx, Royal Mail, AUSPost, and more. ShipStation’s workflow automation speeds up fulfillment whether you’re running an enterprise business or just starting out. Learn more about ShipStation

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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Picking & Routing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Dock Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Multi-Location
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Returns Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Order Tracking

Warehouse Management System Buyers Guide

Warehouse management software (WMS) is a tool that allows organisations to control the movement and storage of goods within warehouses. It helps manage operations such as inventory management and tracking, order management, warehouse designing, picking and packaging goods, shipping management, managing yards and docks, and staffing.

Warehouse management software solutions are closely related to distribution and logistics software.

What are the benefits of warehouse management software?

WMS assists in handling inbound and outbound operations by streamlining most manual operations and increasing overall efficiency. There are many benefits of using warehouse management software, including:

  • Inventory optimisation: WMS allows users to monitor the movement of goods along their supply chain. This further helps them monitor and control stock levels. WMS supports multiple inventory management models such as LIFO, FIFO, and just-in-time.
  • Enhanced inventory visibility: Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices and barcode scanners act as tangible extensions of WMS in warehouses. Barcode scanning and RFID tagging of goods along different checkpoints in the supply chain gives users clear visibility into the movement of their shipments.
  • Reduced operational costs: By leveraging data such as expected inbound and outbound shipments and space availability, WMS solutions facilitate optimum warehouse space utilisation. Some solutions also offer simulators that allow users to create virtual floor plans—including placement of pallets, shelves, and loading docks—to identify ways to make the best use of available space.

What are the typical features of warehouse management software?

Typical features of warehouse management systems involve:

  • Barcoding/RFID: Identify and track items using barcodes or RFID tags.
  • Inventory management: Manage inventory traffic to ensure optimal stock volume and a proper outbound supply.
  • Shipping management: Organise and track order shipping processes.
  • Kitting: Consolidate individually picked materials into one kit for processing a work order or shipment.
  • Order management: Organise, track, and monitor customer orders as they move through the supply chain.
  • Quality management: Review and manage product quality against defined standards.

Capterra includes listings of free warehouse management systems, and warehouse management software specific to the UK.

What considerations should be taken into account when purchasing warehouse management software?

When looking for warehouse management software, some key points should be considered, including:

  • Usability: When shortlisting WMS, look for a system that offers a customisable screen layout for quicker navigation. Well-designed software saves time on implementation as well as user training and onboarding.
  • End-to-end transaction management: Check if the software you are investing in can handle end-to-end transactions. These transactions may involve maintaining records of received orders, inventory stocking, pick-up/ship-out time of orders, and tracking shipment statuses. End-to-end support allows you to track all warehouse-related workflows.
  • Billing support: In addition to enhanced inventory visibility, WMS-RFID/barcode combinations can also support warehouses' financial operations. The inventory movement data captured by RFID/barcode devices allows WMS solutions to contribute to bill generation (e.g. by providing information about how long a shipment/goods spent in storage). WMS solutions will also automatically store billing information.

Relevant warehouse management software trends which should be considered include:

  • Robots are replacing humans in warehouses: Manually scanning items and keeping tabs on inventory levels are time-consuming and error-prone processes. In response, warehouses are upgrading to robots and drones. Robotics-enabled automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and automated guided carts (AGCs) can transport inventory around a warehouse by following magnetic paths or tracks set on floors. Some WMS solutions allow users to design these paths using algorithms. 2XL, a Belgian logistics company, is using AGVs to transfer and move inventory in and throughout its warehouses.
  • Automated storage (AS) and retrieval system (RS): Warehouse robots work in combination with warehouse execution software, which is responsible for directing operations. The software selects the AS and RS algorithm based on the task and type of good that needs to be moved. The robots work either as shuttles (moving along fixed tracks) or as cranes that retrieve goods. The progress of robots can also be viewed on the software. Alibaba, one of the largest retailers, was able to cut down human effort by 70% by using AS/RS at its warehouses in China.
  • Warehouses are becoming smarter with IoT adoption: Warehouses are now leveraging wearable sensors and other IoT devices to connect workers, items and movable equipment, and feed their data into a single system. Warehouse management software lets warehouse managers accurately locate and track inventory movement across their warehouses. Sensors detect the location of people, vehicles, and merchandise and then transmit the information to a central system. Users can view this information in real time and can speed up or slow down operations based on customer demand and stock availability.