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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Knowing the levels of available materials will allow for uninterrupted, on-schedule production, facilitating on-time delivery ... Technology enablers to achieve that level of visibility include warehouse management systems (Blanchard)

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WMS are operating tools based upon the needs of warehouse operation which provide tools and information for the management of the warehouse. In general, every warehouse performs four basic functions: receiving a product, storing it, picking and shipping it. More generally WMS incorporates many processes, from supplier receipts to customer shipments, and controls all inventory movements and information flows across these processes, managing every aspect of warehouse operation from receiving through to shipping (Singer, 2011).

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