The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall inventory management efficiencies. By implementing WMS technology, organizations can achieve a higher return on their software dollars and provide better service to their customers. A WMS can provide organizations with tangible benefits that improve warehouse operations without adding headcount.
a day, pays an average of $10 per carton for freight and has fully-burdened labor costs of $20 an hour. In a manual or disconnected warehouse operation, typically it takes 30 keystrokes to ship a carton and update the host computer. If we multiply that by 600 cartons a day, that comes to 18,000 keystrokes a day, multiplied by 22 working days a month, equals an astounding 396,000 keystrokes! If we assume one error for every 800 keystrokes, a 0.12% possibility, we would find 495 errors per month or about