Unlike other systems that require initial investment with servers and licenses to purchase, cloud-based warehouse management systems don’t require servers and initial investment for licenses. You just get the service you need, pay how much you use.
New technology, cloud-based services, and the increasing digitization of the supply chain has made real-time inventory visibility possible and presents exciting implications for all businesses and their warehouse operations. With a warehouse management system, you are in control because you can check your inventory at all times. You can see when a stock is too low or high, and even check the selling or returning frequency of a specific item. By having your warehouse data and knowledge at your fingertips, making a sale is no longer a guessing game.
Ease of Use
Sure, real-time data is great to have. But managing the flow of information and presenting in an actionable format requires a robust platform designed around your needs. Logiwa offers a dashboard for shipping and sales channels, so that accurate inventory numbers are pushed to all of the places you need, including customer-facing client portals. The entire WMS system runs off the same database, so you only have to enter numbers one time, and the entire system is up to date.
You can create reports and charts, customizing them based on your employee, supplier, and shipping bases as well as internal divisions. You can measure the performance of individuals or groups against standards for speed and accuracy. You can compare the morning shift vs. the evening shift or compare warehouses.
Your best WMS should support setting and monitoring performance goals based on real-time metrics from the system, available with just a few clicks.
Your best warehouse management system must be able to scale with your company's growth. A cloud-based solution won't limit your capabilities as the number of transactions or employees grows.
One of the key factors is how well it will integrate with other systems such as accounting and ERP solutions. While your company may not need a full ERP now, you should think ahead to the next levels of growth. A company that adds integrations to new applications shows they're put a high priority on supporting their customers' growth.
It should also be easy to add new devices like scanners and printers. Who knows what technology will bring in the next years. You want to be able to add drones, robots or whatever technology comes along to your system.
Your WMS should work well with small companies as well as larger enterprises, meeting future requirements as your company grows.