5 simple steps to choosing the right warehouse management software

WMS systemHas the time come for you to migrate over to a new warehouse management software?  If so, you have quite a task ahead of you.  One that requires significant resources.  A defined game plan will help you identify the correct system.  Once you have chosen a new system, it starts to get even more difficult with implementation looming.  Just another reason to do the hard work upfront and be sure that you have selected the right system for your company.  Continue reading

4 important steps for integrating your OMS with an e-commerce platform

E-commerce integration with OMSFor third party fulfillment centers and multi-channel merchants, having an efficient order management system is a must.  An OMS functions as the core of your business through which each order must pass.  The first requirement of any order management system is to have the ability to enter orders.  Although smaller volume merchants and vendors who take orders on the telephone would manually key orders into the system, most companies  will be forced to handle orders that come from a very important source…the e-commerce shopping cart.  Continue reading

5 Steps to better Inventory Management

1. Don’t get bogged down with too much inventory
It is common to be afraid of running out of inventory. Completely depleting your stock can lead to loss of sales and customers. But overstocking can use up working capital and diminish profits. Storing excess inventory adds to the expense and can offset volume savings. Once you are in possession of the product, it is exposed to age, damage, expiration and shrinkage. The end result can be selling it off at doscounted rates or simply liquidating the goods. Continue reading

Why web based?

Web based OMS and WMSDoes your company manage a high volume of orders on a daily basis?  Is your order management system (OMS) making the process easy on you?   Can everyone involved with the order flow access your OMS to enter orders or make adjustments?  Perhaps the problem is that your OMS is not web based.  With the growing trend of software as a service (SaaS) has come a lot of flexibility and scalibility for companies in all different industries.  The order management and warehouse management software market has now caught on and there are options for web based order managament systems that allow companies this tremendous advantage. Continue reading