Guest Column: Knowing When a WMS or WCS Is Right for Your Company

Companies moving product in and out of a DC or warehouse must understanding the differences between warehouse management and warehouse control systems or risk a distinct disadvantage


  • Your current system is inefficient and takes too long to get a product out the door.
  • You're growing fast and can't handle the volume, especially during peak time.
  • Your conveyor system has cartons everywhere, but going nowhere.
  • You're creating back orders, even though the product is in stock.
  • You're shipping products to the wrong place.
  • It's getting too expensive to keep modifying your WMS system.







  • More than $50 million in sales.
  • A warehouse larger than 100,000 square feet.
  • A conveyor system with multiple sortation points.
  • An average of four SKUs per order.
  • Greater than 1,000 orders per day.



About the Author: jjphelan@trifactor.com www.trifactor.com


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