11 May Warehouse Management Software – Getting it right first time!
Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is very effective at keeping track of stock, improving productivity and providing accurate operational updates. However when asked to integrate with automation, it’s not always fit for purpose. Automation has a great deal to offer in terms of efficiency improvements, better use of space and overall productivity.
Even if automation is a later investment in your operational strategy it’s important to plan for it when you look at a WMS. The best warehouse software platforms connect seamlessly with shop floor automation, as well as high level host systems such as ERP. Real time data transfer is then used for rule based decision making at WMS level that is executed by the PLC in order to manage the flow of goods effectively.
imio-WMS does just that. Developed with an “automation up” perspective, the software platform started life as ‘middleware’; interfacing between automated equipment and the incumbent host WMS. These days it’s a robust, scalable, easily deployed warehouse suite with a modern GUI. It has grown from a solid understanding of real time automation and as such delivers your business critical, track & trace reporting needs as goods move through the warehouse.
- Stock Control
- Product Management
- Location Management
- Order Management
- User Management
- Document Management
The various applications that reside within these modules can be installed one by one, to grow alongside your business, or imio can be deployed as a full WMS. imio’s ability to offer end to end connectivity and real time data transfer means only one software platform is needed and provides a level of transparency allowing:
- Informed decision making
- Smarter more efficient processes
- Competitive customer service
Licensed and supported
A licensed software product, imio users can be confident that as a minimum they receive
- Support (Non SLA)
- Guaranteed updates and bug fixes which guard against the latest security threats.
- Minimum overall performance requirements specified and met.
- The latest version and features available.