There are several misconceptions about the functionalities and capabilities of a WCS as compared to a WMS. A WMS is a planning system designed to manage movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and distribution center. Despite being an extremely valuable resource in warehousing and distribution operations, customizing a WMS to control warehouse automation and material handling subsystems can not only be very expensive and time consuming, but also jeopardize future WMS upgrades. To address this issue, many companies are now turning to WCS solutions.
A WCS, on the other hand, is an execution system designed to direct real-time activities within a warehouse and distribution center. A WCS provides a single point of connection between a WMS, ERP and/or host system and the “shop floor”, ensuring all floor activities are running smoothly, maximizing the efficiency of operators as well as warehouse automation and material handling subsystems such as Pick to Light, Voice Picking, RF, Conveyor Systems, Sortation Systems, Automated Labeling Equipment etc.
Upon attending this webinar, the audience will be able to get a thorough understanding of how a Warehouse Control System can be used to streamline warehousing and distribution center operations.
About AL Systems
For over 30 years, AL Systems has been helping companies optimize their distribution operations by providing solutions that maximize productivity, throughput, and order accuracy in the distribution center. AL Systems’ market leading Warehouse Control System(WCS) and Order Fulfillment solutions, including modules for Order Management, Pick to Light, Pack and Put to Light, Voice and RF Picking, Conveyor and Sortation Systems Control, Print and Apply, and Shipping and Manifesting, require only a single interface to Warehouse Management and/or corporate ERP systems, and offer Real-time Reporting, Load Balancing, and Productivity Management.
AL Systems’ client successes include such prestigious companies as Armani Exchange, Gymboree, Simon & Schuster, REI, Talbot’s, The Men's Wearhouse, and Urban Outfitters, to name a few. For more information about AL Systems, please visit http://www.alsystems.com.