The Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors Blog

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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Define the Current State – The Second Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

September 30th, 2017

This blog describes step two of the warehouse management software selection process, “Define Current State,” which involves documenting the learnings from step one, “Discovery,” in a way that allows them to be used in subsequent phases.

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Getting to Know Your Distribution Center – The First Step in Selecting the RIGHT WMS

August 13th, 2017

Perhaps the most important way to ensure a successful Warehouse Management Software (WMS) project is to begin by thoroughly understanding the operational requirements. This blog describes the first step of a proper WMS selection process, “Discovery” – or, in some cases, “re-Discovery” of the day-to-day requirements of the distribution center.

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Thinking of Implementing a New WMS? The 2017 Holiday Season is Closer than You Think…

July 19th, 2016

It may seem like the 2017 holiday season is a long way away but if your company is considering implementing a new WMS in time for the 2017 holiday season, it is good to start thinking ahead now. This post provides a realistic timeline for WMS implementation.

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