3 defining trends for your warehouse management systeem

Building the warehouse of the future is crucial to staying relevant. Developments in logistics are rapid and innovation is a must. Customers are demanding. Products must be delivered quickly to the right place and remain of top quality during that process. And that at the lowest possible cost. It is a top sport to adapt your warehouse management solution to this. 3 warehouse trends are decisive if you want to keep up with the Future of Logistics.

1. Standardization WMS solution

A noticeable trend is to bring logistic processes back to the core. Organizations see that standardized WMS solutions designed with best practices are the best basis for good results. Especially if logistics is not their core business. We therefore see a significant shift from expensive customization to smart profiting from best practices.

How do you ensure that a standard SAP EWM solution is adopted by the users? And that the standard always works? Read more.

2. Analyze warehouse data

Setting up a smart WMS solution once is just the beginning. Organizations use big data to optimize their warehouse even further. This can be done both in real time and in retrospective:

  • Realtime. The right tools give you real-time insight into your complex warehouse processes and the performance of your warehouse. This immediately gives you the opportunity to adjust and further optimize your EWM solution. Proven successful tools include Warehouse Insights from SAP and the McCoy Intelligent Logistics Performance Dashboard.

  • Afterwards. The 'big data' that is built up forms a goldmine of information. More and more companies are using process mining to analyze big data afterwards. Celonis is a widely used, suitable tool. Especially if you combine it with in-depth SAP EWM knowledge. For example, it provides insight into which employee is working slower than others. You can then solve this with smart EWM optimizations.

How do you get the most out of your warehouse data, both in real time and retrospectively? Read more.

3. Robotization & Automation

The customer demands quality, speed and a competitive price. So organizations are rapidly working on robotization and automation of their warehouses. This brings the ideal scenario within reach: the customer orders online, the order lands directly in the warehouse and is shipped the same day. Without the use of robotization and extensive automation, this is impossible. Think of AGVs (self-driving, unmanned vehicles), automated picking systems, sorting machines and robots.

You want to standardize the logistics chain and keep costs low. This requires an extremely smart warehouse management solution. Read more.

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