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4 ways a warehouse management system goes beyond ERP

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Enable greater order accuracy, productivity, and ROI

The goal of warehouse operations is perfect order fulfillment: to deliver exactly the items a customer ordered, on time and with optimal efficiency. The warehouse module of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help smaller warehouses achieve this goal. But ERP warehouse modules have limitations that can make it smarter for companies with more complex operations to turn to the added capabilities of an advanced warehouse
management system (WMS).

By the end of 2017, IDC predicts that “the need for visibility, scalability, and flexibility across the value chain will drive 60% of manufacturers to invest in cloud-based WMS and transportation management system (TMS) solutions aligned to their trade partner networks.”1 

What’s behind this trend? How does a WMS enable greater order accuracy, productivity, and ROI in ways that a typical ERP warehouse module does not support? There are four key areas to explore. Read our whitepaper to take a closer look.

1IDC, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Supply Chain 2016 Predictions, November 2015, Doc # 259782

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