Selecting a warehouse management system (WMS)

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One of the key questions we get asked when helping a client select a WMS is ‘Which Tier of WMS should we consider?’ or ‘Which WMS Tier is most suited for us?’.

Although the lines are getting blurred (highly customisable, cloud-based WMS are in trend), Warehouse Management Systems can traditionally be divided into three tiers.

What are the WMS tiers?

Tier 1 – can be fully integrated within MRP, ERP, accounting, ecommerce software systems and automation

Tier 2 – all tier 3 functionality plus advanced functionality including automation and voice/RF integration

Tier 3 – basic WMS functionality to manage material flow in manual warehouses and on conveyors

Functionality by Tier?

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