The challenge for standardization WMS solution

We see the warehouse becoming more and more of a bottleneck at companies, prompted in part by the rapidly changing supply chain. The existing warehouse management solution cannot handle the growing volumes. It lacks the flexibility to respond to changing business requirements. This is partly caused by a WMS solution that does not offer real-time insight into daily operations. Let alone in the performance of the warehouse.

The solution for standardization WMS solution

From customization to best practices

Standardized WMS packages, set up with best practices, are the best basis for good results. We are therefore seeing a significant shift from expensive customization to taking smart advantage of best practices.

3 ingredients for smooth WMS implementation

How do you implement the WMS solution smoothly, on time and on budget? This is feasible for organizations with both a large and more modest logistics process/warehouse. It requires 3 elements, which together deliver rapid ROI: best practices, a modular structure and a standardized project approach with a focus on change management.

Ingredient 1: EWM template with best practices.

You don't have to invent the wheel for standardized Intelligent Logistics yourself. We've already done that, in the form of our SAP-Qualified Partner Package: Intelligent Logistics. This package consists of a ready-to-use SAP EWM solution. This allows you to benefit from standardized basic processes for inbound, outbound and housekeeping. We base the setup on best practices from the logistics market and our in-depth knowledge of and experience with SAP EWM.

Ingredient 2: modularity to refine solution

Intelligent Logistics has a modular structure. This allows us to quickly make the basic solution industry- or customer-specific, saving organizations a lot of time and money. Moreover, we have enriched the package with a growing number of innovative McCoy add-ons that significantly accelerate transformation.

For example, our EWM performance dashboard provides insight into the most common warehouse KPIs from day 1. With our WM-EWM migration cockpit, you transfer the logistics logic already built up in your existing SAP-WM solution to the new SAP-EWM solution.

Ingredient 3: standardized project approach using 3 pillars

Implementation of a standard WMS solution requires a standardized project approach. Moreover, this is only successful if you take the pillars of people, process and platform into account. With our standard project approach, we are able to:

  • quickly roll out a standardized solution that lays a solid foundation for the further automation of your warehouse (platform);

  • efficiently enrich the basic solution with customer-specific requirements and wishes (process);

  • ensuring that everyone eventually uses the WMS solution as intended (people)

Certainly the "people" component is a challenge in a fit-to-standard approach. After all, employees adapt to the IT solution, rather than the other way around. The approach for logistics intelligent processes thus requires a smart mix of processes, IT solutions and change management.

Want to know more about standardization WMS solution?

  • An ECC migration across the logistics axis has its advantages. Starting with a WM to EWM migration does not have to wait for ECC to S/4HANA migration, quite the contrary. 

  • Our Intelligent Logistics solution helps you lead the way.

  • EWM migrations without business disruptions? It can be done, with the right migration approach. 

Wondering which Warehouse management solution suits your business? SAP has several flavors, so there's always one to suit your organization. Check out the 5 options.

Would you like to exchange views on the benefits of standardization for your warehouse? Contact Bart de Bijl at or +31 6 11 00 68 99 and get inspired.

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