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In most any industry, operational efficiency in the warehouse is critical, and a warehouse management system helps to ensure that. In a highly regulated industry like chemicals, however, operational efficiency is not the core focus that compliance is. And the industry is finding that the receiving, putaway, shipping and other functionality of a good WMS can help chemical manufacturers meet their compliance obligations, says Steve Banker, research director at ARC Advisory Group. Large manufacturers are especially keen to use these systems, Banker says, but oddly enough, many distributors and 3PLs that operate chemical warehouses are less likely to. [Run Time (Min.): 10:25]
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