Warehouse Management Systems, or WMS, is a very well-known category of supply chain software, first adopted more than 45 years ago, and now managing operations in thousands if not tens of thousands of distribution center worldwide.
With the strong interest in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) in an era of ever growing complexities in order fulfillment, companies – especially for executives outside the supply chain – often ask what the differences are between a WMS and IMS - an Inventory Management System.
That may be because a company might already have an inventory system and wonders what additional capabilities they will get with a new WMS.
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and software continue to see high rates of adoption, driven by a number of factors, including the growth of ecommerce and efulfillment processes, wider adoption of robots and other forms of automation in the distribution center, and interest in moving to Cloud-based WMS solutions. Of course, WMS integration is a key aspect in the successful deployment of
The interest in software to manage warehouses and distribution centers remains strong, fueled by omnichannel fulfillment requirements, growing adoption of automation in the DC and other trends.