During the pandemic, online sales were by far the most popular form of consumer shopping. Even those entrepreneurs who only ran a stationary business and had no plans to introduce e-commerce sales decided on it. The introduction of restrictions on the closure of shopping malls forced them to look for an alternative and a quick solution that would allow them to continue their business. And here arises the question of how to manage such sales and how to control it?
WMS system - definition
Translating into Polish, WMS, or Warehouse Management Software in English, is an IT system necessary for warehouse management. Thanks to the implementation of such a system in your store, you can control, coordinate and optimize the operation of your warehouse. WMS system allows for effective use of warehouse space, but also allows for its management, as well as rational inventory management and, above all, it ensures the flow of information and appropriate document circulation. In addition, it allows for a more efficient inventory process.
What are the functions of the system?
When choosing professional software, pay attention to the function of managing the location of goods in the warehouse. Thanks to the system, we will know the location of a given product and we will be able to find it easily. This function also selects the appropriate place and location for a given item in the warehouse. Another function is the receipt of goods. Records and controls the purchase of goods from suppliers. By the way, product data such as expiry date and batch number are entered. WMS systems also allow you to control the inventory.
When do we need to implement a WMS system in our warehouse?
Every company that assumes more sales, including online sales, must think about introducing the system from the very beginning. If you are just starting your adventure with online sales, the perfect moment to introduce the system will be the moment when the number of orders exceeds the capabilities of employees. The introduction of the system will allow for the improvement of activities in the company and, over time, it will allow for its decisive development. Introducing the system to your company improves the operation of the warehouse. It facilitates its work and makes it easier to find the goods ordered by the customer. Thanks to the system control, we reduce the risk of possible mistakes, and thus we limit the number of returns. A properly implemented WMS system allows us to shorten the shipping time, thanks to which customers ordering in the store will be quickly and efficiently served. As you can see, implementing the system brings only advantages to your store. In addition to the fact that you will have control over the flow of goods in your company, your employees will have easier work to do.
Shipment of goods, how to control it?
Did you know that thanks to the WMS system you can manage the shipment of goods from the warehouse? As part of this great function, the system collects and groups orders in such a way that their implementation is as short as possible. It can also label packages. The system also helps in completing the package for shipping, which also improves the lead time. The professional program allows you to inventory the goods in the warehouse.