WMS and Lean Manufacturing
A supply chain execution (SCE) system
has a dramatic effect on business operations. Lean manufacturing may
introduce concepts such as Kanban and greater employee ownership of
tasks. The warehouse management system component facilitates order handling
and order fulfillment while improving warehouse space utilization. The
inventory control program increases inventory accuracy, enabling reduced
inventory levels and reductions in operating and labor costs. Distribution
software improves tracking and velocity, shortening cycle times and
improving on-time deliveries. The transportation component manages carrier
selection and contracts, prepares shipping documents, obtains proof
of delivery, and enhances customer service and satisfaction.
Effectively harnessing these components and linking them with your host/legacy
systems requires careful research, planning, and experienced integration
specialists to help with the execution. Vendor/client teamwork, employee
"buy-in," training, and a continuing feedback process are
important keys to success. These concepts impact corporate culture;
there's a lot to plan for. Properly implemented, there's a lot to gain.
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