Warehouse management systems manage and direct real-time warehouse operations. They specifically control material handling equipment with an inclusive and consistent interface for various machinery - conveyors, palletizers, carousels, sorters, and other machinery. They can be integrated into full facility operations or in various points or partially automated areas that interface with WCS systems and other enterprise software. WCS systems are a traffic regulator and bridge between various warehouse activities.
WCS creates value by reducing the time it takes to execute operations while providing efficiency and better information.
These systems help companies automate standalone, full facility or a mixture of operations from receiving to sortation to cycle counts and helps to integrate them all into a cohesive whole. This flexibility helps provide options for changing needs.