Executive Briefings

Which Warehouse Management System Do You Need?

You already know that a good WMS is a real-time solution that helps with such functions as shipping, packing and putaway. And you know that voice recognition and RFID technology can be a part of these systems as well. So, what size WMS is right for you? Steve Banker, research director at ARC Advisory Group, describes the WMS market today and lists factors to be considered when purchasing a system. For instance, for $250,000, you can get a WMS with great productivity and payback within two years. Or you can purchase a $20,000 system (another $25,000 for implementation) with relatively little functionality that focuses mainly on inventory accuracy rather than productivity. [Run Time (Min): 9:52]


You already know that a good WMS is a real-time solution that helps with such functions as shipping, packing and putaway. And you know that voice recognition and RFID technology can be a part of these systems as well. So, what size WMS is right for you? Steve Banker, research director at ARC Advisory Group, describes the WMS market today and lists factors to be considered when purchasing a system. For instance, for $250,000, you can get a WMS with great productivity and payback within two years. Or you can purchase a $20,000 system (another $25,000 for implementation) with relatively little functionality that focuses mainly on inventory accuracy rather than productivity. [Run Time (Min): 9:52]