CQuential WMS is a sophisticated Web-based Warehouse Management System that streamlines all processes within the warehouse & ensures a structured workflow is followed from the time the stock arrives at the warehouse, is put away, picked, packed and dispatched to the customer.
Today’s warehouses are not what they used to be. New technology such as Cloud computing, Smartphones, tablets, Wi-Fi connections, big data has changed the way manufacturers and distributors manage their warehouses and distribution centers.
ERP and WMS integration is crucial to achieving the agility you need to become more competitive in your industry and increase business process efficiency.
The benefits of ERP – WMS integration are endless, In this article, we will explore how integration between your company’s ERP system and warehouse management tools can improve your chances for success.
ERP – WMS Integration Improves Data Accuracy
When you integrate your ERP and WMS solutions, concern about data accuracy suddenly becomes a thing of the past. Once you input information into one system, the other is automatically updated, eliminating the main source of data errors (reentry). The integration of these two systems allows you to stay on top of put away, good receipts, picking, replenishment, ordering, vendor returns, and reporting.
ERP – WMS Integration Helps Warehouse Managers Track Employee Progress
Warehouse management systems are designed to make inventory control easier, reduce costs, and improve order fulfillment times. Your warehouse managers can track employee productivity on a daily basis. Managers can be alerted in real-time once an employee has completed a task so they can set up the next step in the supply chain. This instant communication helps businesses stay productive and complete projects on-time.
ERP – WMS Integration Improves the Decision-Making Process
The warehouse is not a stand-alone business, and it should not be treated as such. If your WMS and ERP systems are maintained separately, you can’t easily access the information you need to make business-critical decisions. If your office team does not have access to information in your warehouse management system, they cannot effectively make decisions on an order status. This is why integration is so important; it creates a seamless connection between the two systems so no one in your company is out of the loop.
If you need help integrating your ERP with CQuential WMS or whether you’re looking to expand the size, scope and ability of your warehouse, give our experts a call on 011 712 1300; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.cquential.com
Source: ERP Experts
Brands Africa has chosen CQuential’s warehouse management solution (WMS) to run its extensive warehouse facility.
Brands Africa is a leading distributor of FMCG products to the Central African Region. Based in Zimbabwe, the company boasts many years’ experience of successful trading in under developed markets, and turbulent environments. Brands Africa represents both local and international companies with strong brands providing leverage and recognition in these emerging markets.
Brands Africa CEO, Peter Tselentis, reveals the company engaged the services of an external supply chain consultant to assist with the process of finding a suitable WMS.
“We appreciated CQuential’s pragmatic and open approach that included advising us to take a phased approach to roll out as opposed to implementing the comprehensive solution in one go – thereby giving us better control and change management ability. This highlighted CQuential’s real understanding of effecting change in an operational environment.”
He confirms that the implementation of the CQuential solution will improve stock accuracy, enhance Brands Africa’s customer service and result in dramatic reduction in order turnaround times.
“It was refreshing to have advice from a potential supplier that was utterly focused on deploying the right solution for our company and the most successful roll-out methodology,” adds Tselentis.
CQuential WMS for the cloud is the only cloud based WMS that has been completely developed in SA and is uniquely positioned to leverage what is happening in supply chain with the global trend towards a move to cloud.
CQuential CEO, Steve Mallaby notes the company’s WMS, enables companies to manage all the elements of the warehouse essentially transforming it to become an integral part of the supply chain. “It has been developed to be an easy to deploy, cost effective warehouse management system that empowers businesses to effectively manage inventory, and drive integration plus collaboration across the supply chain,” says Mallaby.
Mallaby confirms that CQuential’s cloud based WMS facilitates operating cost reductions; provides real time stock accuracy and visibility, tighter control and efficiency, and accurate first time deliveries with fewer customer returns.
“The delivery of these mission critical improvements to Brands Africa’s warehouse management capability translated into CQuential being a unique fit for the company’s WMS requirements.”