Warehouse Management SystemsBoot Camp 2022

Boot Camp 2022

Six-Part Educational Series Provides Learning and Insight Needed to Achieve Project Success


Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have been around for more than 40 years, yet the WMS market remains hot, driven by ecommerce fulfillment, more complex operations, interest in the Cloud and greatly increasingly levels of automation.

To receive the results and success you expect requires end-to-end excellence, from business case development through go-live and time-to-value.

To receive the results and success you expect requires end-to-end excellence, from business case development through go-live and time-to-value.

But WMS projects can be challenging – especially for those new to the process. WMS provides unique challenges due to the need to sync the physical movement of goods with real-time flow of information, under increasing complex processes.

We can help.


This exclusive six-part, non-commercial Warehouse Management Boot Camp 2022, starting in mid-January, will provide valuable insight across key topics to help you and your team achieve WMS success.

Each session, delivered in a classroom style, will be led by some of the most knowledgeable experts in the WMS sector (see faculty below).

You can easily register for individual sessions or all six in the Bootcamp series with just a few clicks.

Can't make a live broadcast date? Register now and you will get a link to the on-demand version automatically.

WMS Boot Camp Session 1: Introduction to WMS - This session will provide the foundation for the rest of the boot camp!

Topics include:

  • What is a WMS? 
  • How Does It Provide Value?
  • Important Capabilities 
  • Key WMS Trends, including Cloud
  • WMS and Automation
  • WMS Costs

What’s more, all registrants will be sent a link to access Gartner’s valuable 2021 WMS Critical Capabilities Report, which evaluates leading WMS vendors across nine areas of functionality and capabilities, organized by different levels of warehouse complexity. See descriptions for all six sessions in the series below.


(All sessions 11:30am-12:30pm EST)

Session 1: Introduction to WMS - Now Available On-Demand

What is a WMS? How Does It Provide Value? Key WMS Trends; WMS and Automation; WMS Costs

Lead by Gilmore/Hume

JAN 20 2022

Session 2: Building the WMS Business Case

Common Areas and Ranges of Cost Savings; How to Present ROI to Senior Management; The Key Role of Change Management

Lead by Kirpalani/McDole/Gilmore

FEB 03 2022

Session 3: WMS Vendor Selection

The Vendor Section Process; Creating RFI/RFPs; Getting Demos and Scoring Right, Site Visits

Lead by Davies/O'Stean/Gilmore

FEB 17 2022

Session 4: Tips for Successful As-Is/To Be Process Development

As Is/to Be Process Mapping and Development is Essential to WMS Project Success - Learn How to Do It Well

Lead by Gilmore/Hume

FEB 24 2022

Session 5: Keys to WMS Implementation Success

Common and Uncommon Tips; What the Team Should Look Like; Thoughts on System Integration

Lead by Hume/Dongre/Gilmore

MAR 10 2022

Session 6: Common and Live Audience Questions about WMS

We’ll address frequently ask questions on WMS and the process and take live questions from the audience

Lead by Dongre/Gilmore

MAR 17 2022

Each session will be available on-demand shortly after the live broadcast date. We will also provide the slide presentations and transcriptions.

Take advantage of this one of a kind program to prepare your company for WMS success!


Your WMS Boot Camp Faculty

Kevin Hume Project ExecutiveThruput Partners
Kevin has seen his share of WMS deployments - from multiple perspectives - as a selection - deployment consultant, as WMS software provider and as an end-user executive responsible for multiple WMS applications. Most recently, Kevin was responsible for Supply Chain Technology Consulting Services at Tompkins International. Today, Kevin is leading ThruPut customers focused on WMS and other strategic supply chain technology initiatives.
Rick McDole  Project ManagerenVista
McDole is a highly experienced supply chain professional with a background in warehousing, sourcing and procurement, distribution, shipping and receiving. Prior to enVista, Rick managed merchandise and MRO inventory distribution for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. He recently designed and successfully rolled-out a Change Management program for a 40+ site WMS implementation.
Amit Kirpalani  Sr. DirectorenVista
Kirpalani is a Sr. Director in enVista’s Technology Group. He has over 22 years of experience in supply chain technology systems implementation and program/project management. Prior to joining enVista, Amit worked at Sears Holdings as Program Director, Supply Chain Transformation.
Dan Gilmore CMOSofteon
Dan is a recognized thought leader in WMS, with experience prior to his role at Softeon as the founder of Supply Chain Digest, CMO at RedPrairie (now BlueYonder) and as lead WMS analyst at META Group (later acquired by Gartner). Earlier in his career, he led the implementation of two major WMS projects for Forte Industries.
Dinesh Dongre VP of StrategySofteon
Dinesh has significant experience in both WMS product development and implementations. He has led WMS deployments for many of Softeon’s most sophisticated customers, and is an expert in systems integration.
Chris O'Stean, VP Sales ConsultingSofteon
O’Stean oversees all pre-sales related activities at Softeon, such as RFP responses and software demonstrations for prospective customers. Prior to joining Softeon, O'Stean spent nearly 25 years in Presales/Sales Solutions Consulting roles at Blue Yonder and Manhattan Associates. He has been involved in hundreds of software selection cycles over the years across all major verticals.
Tim Davies Founder/PresidentJHD Solutions
Tim has led and played a significant role in multiple WMS selection projects covering a wide range of providers and has participated in 50+ implementation projects during his career. He has deep knowledge of the process of WMS selection and thorough understanding of all the pitfalls organizations may face.

Questions? Email us at contact@softeon.com