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Essential Considerations for Selecting Warehousing Solution

Warehousing plays an important and strategic role in the supply chain. Nowadays, many companies choose to adopt the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to optimize their warehousing process. Selecting the right WMS can bring down the initial investment cost and avoid high maintenance/upkeep cost.

The main warehouse operationsare inbound and outbound. They include goods receipt, put away, stock and inventory management, stock count, picking, packing, labelling, shipping, cross docking, and drop shipping. WMS is a software application that helps to control and support routine operations in a warehouse.There are many WMS solutions available on the market, including the four basic types below that are widely used.

Standalone WMS

Standalone WMS mainly focuses on the warehouse management process. It promises low upfront and upkeep cost. Most of them can be used with the existing on-premise system of a company, however, it has less functions compared to an integrated warehouse management solution.

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Kelvin Lim Chok Boon, DLSM
Kelvin Lim Chok Boon has more than 10 years as a warehouse and transportation manager, supervising day-to-day integrated logistics operations of the company.He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Kelvin completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on December 2020 at SIPMM Institute.

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