The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

Six Ways to Postpone – or Eliminate – Your Distribution Center Expansion

August 24th, 2018

This new blog series is dedicated to creative distribution center space utilization techniques that can delay or eliminate the need to expand.

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Building a Business Case – The Sixth Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

August 6th, 2018

Building a coherent business case will allow your company to confidently make a go/no-go decision with regards to investing in the purchase and implementation of a new Warehouse Management Software (WMS) system. This blog describes the various options to examine and criteria to consider.

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Estimate Implementation Costs – The Fifth Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

January 29th, 2018

Before new warehouse management software (WMS) can be advocated, a company must first know the business implications associated with adopting it. This involves projecting future savings and estimating the implementation costs. This blog covers how to estimate the WMS implementation costs.

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Project Future Savings – The Fourth Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

December 8th, 2017

Before a new warehouse management system (WMS) can be advocated, a company must first know the business implications associated with adopting it. This blog outlines how to identify and dollarize the key areas where financial savings can likely be achieved with a new WMS.

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Define the Future State – The Third Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

November 2nd, 2017

Designing the processes which will be used in the future state of the distribution center is one of the most critical steps of a WMS selection process, and both an art and a science. This post, “Define the Future State,” is number three in the series, “How to Choose the Right WMS,” which outlines the steps of a proper WMS selection process.

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