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1 WMS – Warehouse Management Systems Amy Severance HP Supply Chain IT

2 What is a WMS? WMS – Warehouse Management System Tracks inventory from the point of receipt to the point of shipment Provides RF (radio frequency) functionality to enable mobile workforce Provides shipment creation, rating functionality

3 What is a WMS? Not an order taking system Not an inventory allocation system Requires a Host system to interface to – ERP (such as SAP) – OMS (Order Management System) – Purchase Order data, Sales Order data, Item Master data

4 Why is it important to have a WMS? Inventory Accuracy – Safety Stock: reduce shortages, reduce variability – Reduce capital investment in inventory – Reduce labor invested in cycle counting – Reduce labor dealing with inventory discrepancies Improve productivity – Automate manual processes using RF or Voice – Provide productivity reporting for employee management

5 Why is it important to have a WMS? Visibility – Provide management with visibility for running the operation Customer compliance – Shipping Labels, packing lists, other documentation – Packaging Requirements – RFID tags

6 WMS Vendors Manhattan Associates Red Prairie SAP WMS

7 How do you select a WMS? Document the business requirements RFP – Request for Proposal Sales process Contract Negotiation Sign Contract

8 Review Requirements Hardware Sizing Questionnaire Transportation Questionnaire Product Demo Attend Training Discovery Site Visit Functional Design Modification List Interface Design Statement of Work & Project Plan Client Training Conversion Planning/ Installation Modification Development and Testing System Config and Testing Development of User Training Mock Conversion Integration Testing Label/Carrier Compliance Volume Testing Solution Validation Risk Assessment End-user Training Go Live! Post Implementation Support Initiate Transition to Customer Support Project Closure Transition to Customer Support Ongoing Maintenance Phase 5: Client Support Phase 4: Implementation Phase 3: Integration Testing Phase 2: Development Phase 1: Design Phase 0: Initiation Project Management Project Planning Resource Planning Risk Assessment Status Reporting Project Budget Management Timeline Management Conversion Planning Issue Maintenance and Resolution Scope/Deliverable Management






14 WMS Functionality - Inbound Yard Management and Appointment scheduling Pre-Receiving – ASNs Receiving Directed Putaway Replenishment from Overstock to Forward Pick Cycle Counting Returns

15 WMS Functionality - Outbound Wave Management Label/Document Printing Picking Packing Manifest, Prepare shipment Ship Confirm

16 Generates Variety of Compliant Bar Code Labels Inventory reprints Receiving in advance on demand Packing/Shipping upon rerouting upon pack verification release from pack & hold reprint Picking upon wave release upon wave assignment

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