Warehouse Execution System (WES)

Warehouse Execution System

A warehouse execution system (WES) is a computer software system used to manage and optimize the operations in warehouses and distribution centers. The WES system bridges the functions performed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and warehouse management system (WMS) system to manage the flow of order fulfillment tasks and orchestrate the execution of material handling equipment and other warehouse automation technologies.

Warehouse execution software is a central platform or command center to manage the warehouse’s data and processes, including inventory management, order fulfillment, quality control, shipping, and more. WES systems typically include modules to automate and manage various warehouse functions and can be customized to meet specific requirements. Robust WES systems also offer real-time data tracking and analytics to support decision-making. They can also help to optimize the use of resources, such as labor and equipment, and to improve the accuracy and speed of order fulfillment.

The WES system analyzes and optimizes order release planning to guide operators through efficient pick, pack, and ship tasks. In addition to guiding employees’ activities, the WES system also controls and synchronizes the movement of warehouse automation technologies such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated mobile robots (AMRs), and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) tote shuttle in goods-to-person automated storage and picking applications.

It unites these systems with other material handling technologies such as automated conveyors, mobile robots, pick-to-light, pick-by-voice, print-and-apply labeling, shipment manifesting, and sorting systems.

In summary, warehouse execution software manages optimized order fulfillment flow across the operation, uniting processes, people, and material handling technologies into a single solution that provides up-to-the-minute operation performance and order throughput visibility.

Warehouse System Integration Considerations

When considering warehouse execution system options, it is a good idea to engage the services of an independent warehouse systems integrator with experience evaluating, implementing, and integrating WES software with many of the leading ERP, WMS, and material handling technologies.

The Numina Group, an independent warehouse systems integrator with 35 years of experience, provides unbiased warehouse design and automation services and is also a leading developer of high-performance warehouse execution software, the RDS™ WES-WCS platform.

Benefits of Numina Group’s Warehouse Execution System

  • Reduce warehouse labor costs from 30% to 70%
  • Increase profitability by 30% to 70%
  • Achieve order fulfillment accuracy rates of 99.9%
  • Gain a quick return on investment (ROI)

Our warehouse design engineering and software team’s 35 years of expertise in warehouse automation technology and application know-how offers you an independent systems integration partner to access, recommend and integrate the right processes and technologies needed to create a more efficient distribution center operation with an outstanding ROI.

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