Warehouse Management Systems: How to enhance your data

Not so long ago, a warehouse survived by relying on order books and copious quantities of paperwork. Now, the speed, quantity and nature of goods, people and vehicles passing in and out of a warehouse means the processes and technologies that control stock and manage staff in this environment have completely transformed.

What is a Warehouse Management system (WMS)?

Warehouse management systems have two core functions: stock control and labour management. In terms of stock control, a warehouse management system is used by warehouse operators so they know what is stocked in the warehouse, where it is and where it should be delivered to. Gathering this stock control data is a manual process whereby pallet and location barcodes are scanned manually – and therefore prone to inefficiencies and inaccuracies. The scanned barcode data is then fed into a warehouse management system and used to assess the productivity of staff and improve labour management.

How does Vero enhance Warehouse Management Systems?

The Vero suite of warehouse and logistics tracking systems captures data more efficiently and accurately, feeding more useful data into warehouse management systems and providing a true reflection of how the warehouse is operating. This helps warehouse and logistics companies to identify where they can more effectively improve operational efficiency, safety and productivity.

Vero uses innovative real time location systems (RTLS) such as optical or WiFi based technology, as well as Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology to accurately track vehicles, people and inventory. This technology automates the data collection and stock control processes, enabling a warehouse manager to get a true and accurate analysis of their current warehouse performance.

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