Such a large and complex project as choosing and introducing a (new) warehouse management system requires
robust preparation and end-to-end planning. Especially as you are entering into a partnership with your future
WMS service provider that will, on average, last at least ten years. We help you find the right WMS provider and identify the criteria that will lead you to the right choice.To meet the growing requirements of logistics, you have to look beyond the familiar logistics landscape. Follow trends in
logistics regularly and keep up-to-date with newly launched software and the latest technologies used by companies in the industry. It is also worth visiting relevant trade fairs and logistics
events to find out about new developments too.
To choose the right warehouse management system, it is essential to star by preparing a specific description of your existing logistics environment and analyzing the logistics processes very carefully.
Successful teams deliver successful projects! This also applies when choosing and introducing a (new) warehouse management system. Putting together the right project team is therefore key to a successful project.With the full support of management, you should therefore put together a motivated, expert team with the qualifications necessary for all aspects of the project. Include employees from all the relevant departments in your project team, e.g., from warehouse and shipping logistics, IT and production. This will keep everyone involved in the process and make sure everyone is kept up to speed.
The more you know about the strengths and weaknesses of your existing logistics landscape, the better you will be prepared for the process of choosing a suitable WMS. Discuss the features and customizations you need for your logistics environment with your project team and set priorities for the areas you need to focus on in particular.
In general, experience is a must for a customized solution.
You can identify professional providers of leading warehouse management systems from the fact that they have a cross-industry
software portfolio and technical expertise in the specific industries. Specialized project teams deliver professional
project management and keep within deadlines and budgets.Qualified providers also work with leading logistics partners (e.g., hardware providers for portable scanners). This gives you
certainty that complex projects with challenging requirements can be implemented within a very short time.
When choosing, check whether the provider's portfolio includes training sessions, general training and workshops by qualified instructors to provide your warehouse staff with the qualifications they need for new challenges and tasks. Many providers deliver special train-the-trainer courses to train company managers to train their staff. This typically means training a key user, who can then pass on what he/she has learned to other employees. One of the main reasons to involve managers in the process of knowledge transfer and implementation is to increase acceptance of a new WMS solution among the workforce and manage concerns, such as worries about the collection of personal data.