People in the supply chain industry often encounter many pain points such as poor data quality significantly diminishing the value of their business intelligence initiatives, spread sheets still being the most widely used business intelligence tool, inventory being put in one location and being updated with the inventory in another location, consolidation of supplier base, volatility and unpredictability of customer demands.
When it comes to obtaining warehousing solutions, ERP solution are becoming more popular among organizations due to the various advantages they provide. An ERP is low cost and it provides complete visibility of various key processes. However, there are certain shortcomings of an ERP which need to be overcome if an overall warehousing solution needs to be provided. Here is a view at why an ERP package in itself may not be sufficient and why a WMS may be required to complement an ERP.
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What is Warehouse Automation?
Automating a warehouse means integrating Business Processes, Warehouse Management System (WMS) Application and Warehouse hardware like conveyors, cranes, storage & retrieval stackers, sorters, labelers etc. This is generally done by employing PLC based programming for integration between Business Applications (like WMS) and Warehouse Hardware.
Reverse logistics is an area of supply chain, which is becoming popular only in recent years. Reverse logistics is the process of moving goods from the end customer to the source for purposes of proper disposal or capturing value. It involves collecting goods from the customers, sorting, disposal and retrieval of components at various levels in the supply chain and remanufacturing processes. Reverse logistics plays an important role in improving the value extraction from returned goods, hence improving the economics of the company.