A WMS is a type of computer program applied to the logistics whose main purpose is to facilitate the management of warehouse operations. WMS is the acronym in English for Warehouse Management System, which in Spanish would be translated as Warehouse Management System or SGA for its acronym in our language.
Warehouse management systems functions
Warehouse management systems or WMS are typically used to fulfill three functions: control the level of stock, record the inputs and outputs that occur in the warehouse and perform advanced management of the locations of the items stored or to be stored.
Control of items in the warehouse
Warehouse management systems are used in order to maintain a certain level of stock or replenishment of stored products. These systems help to avoid out of stock, know the situation of the articles in transit or their arrival date at the warehouse.
Control of inputs and outputs
On the other hand, warehouse management systems are used to maintain a detailed record of the entries and exits that occur in the warehouse items, so the WMS also serve to optimize the flows within the warehouse. This helps to improve the traceability of the products, being especially recommended in those cases in which the products have an expiration date.
Finally, another of the main functions of the WMS is to help manage the situation of the articles in the warehouse in order to facilitate picking and storage tasks, facilitating the location of the articles in the warehouse when performing these tasks, in addition to significantly improve the optimization of space within the warehouse.