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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 Project Management Review Requirements Hardware Sizing Questionnaire
Phase 5: Client Support Phase 4: Implementation Phase 3: Integration Testing Phase 2: Development Phase 1: Design Phase 0: Initiation 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 Project Management Project Planning Resource Planning Risk Assessment Conversion Planning Issue Maintenance and Resolution Scope/Deliverable Management Status Reporting Project Budget Management Timeline Management






14 WMS Functionality - Inbound
Yard Management and Appointment scheduling Pre-Receiving ASN’s 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
Receiving Report iLPN label pallet label case pick label location label parcel carrier tracking number oLPN UCC-128 label outbound pallet label Receiving in advance on demand Picking upon wave release upon wave assignment Inventory reprints Packing/Shipping upon rerouting upon pack verification release from pack & hold reprint

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