The IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System is a robust, flexible warehouse solution that will provide you with:
The IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System can help you lower your warehouse costs by increasing productivity in three key ways:
1. Optimizing your warehouse space utilization and the fulfillment process
The system manages space utilization through efficient inventory management capabilities that include:
2. Centrally managing your resources across a network of warehouse locations
The built in IBM Sterling Resource Planning capability monitors warehouse workload based on actual and forecast demand, enabling dynamic redeployment of resources to resolve any imbalances.
3. Improving labor productivity
The built in Productivity Manager tracks productivity of labor using engineering standards or performance data derived from task execution history so you can proactively identify, and provide additional training to, less productive workers.
How accurate are your order promise dates?
Within the IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System, the Resource Planner module helps you manage demand fulfillment through dynamic labor deployment. The system provides real-time verification of whether demand can be fulfilled with available capacity and, when capacity falls short, helps assign resources to cover the shortfall. The resulting graphical views and “what if” scenarios help organizations manage demand variability, leading to optimal resource utilization and on time order fulfillment.
Do you have multiple warehouse sites with different functions? Would you like to be able to manage them all from a single software instance?
With IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System you can manage multiple sites with varying business processes (for example, a raw materials warehouse and a finished goods distribution warehouse) from a single software instance.
You can also choose to implement addition modules at the site level. Using retail as an example, if your had a site that performed a value added service like putting price tickets on products, you could ‘turn on’ the value added services module for that site, while leaving it turned off for another warehouse.
Frustrated that your existing warehouse management system can’t support your business processes?
IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System was designed with process flexibility at its core, so it can exactly mimic your business process. Whether your unique business practices are super simple or extremely complex, you can add or remove whatever steps you need to reflect your business processes without compromising your ability to upgrade the system.
Looking for seamless integration?
IBM Sterling Order Management System and IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System share a platform, so there is no integration required.
Bridge Solutions specializes in implementing IBM Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite, including the IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System, and provides a broad range of supply chain management solutions.
We will partner with your organization to develop a warehouse system that will cover all your inventory (whether it be located in plant warehouses, distribution warehouses, or small stocking rooms), reduce operational and shipping costs, increase overall customer satisfaction, and provide flexibility throughout your business processes.
Our team of experts is ready to integrate your existing warehouse technology with IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System so that you will have a unified view of your inventory, and warehouse activities, capacity, and productivity, across all your locations.
Our agile, adaptable systems offer maximum automation and process management for even the largest warehouse environments. We will build and implement an architecture that is simple and robust, regardless of whether you are looking for mobility and materials management or a grand-scale warehouse management suite.
We will bridge the gaps in your technological and procedural capabilities so that you can reduce your inventory, improve your processes, lower your costs, and keep your order fulfillment promises.
Service: Consulting - Business Process Review
Solution Deployed: IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System
A US based electronics manufacturer with 85 warehouses across North America was looking to replace both their legacy order management system and the paper based system that was in place in some of their warehouses, and improve overall order fulfillment efficiency.
We brought in warehouse management experts to review their business processes, make them more efficient and align them with IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System (WMS) processes, thereby enabling them to achieve the maximum business benefit from the implementation.
Next we implemented WMS in one of their warehouses and mentored their staff to improve their WMS skill set to that they could maintain and expand the functionality of the solution.
The client was satisfied with the results and has engaged us to rollout the WMS solution to their remaining warehouses starting in 2014.
Service: Consulting - Business Process Review
A leading North American manufacturer of factory automation products has grown their distribution channels through acquisition. The 290 distribution centers were using everything from paper-based to legacy mainframe solutions. Every distribution center has developed its own independent processes. There were no standards or best practices supporting the overall approach.
We rapidly deployed IBM Sterling Order Management System and IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System to support the immediate need, implementing multiple clusters to address the future needs, and initiating capacity planning and long-term architectural definition/implementation to create a highly scalable and robust environment.
The implementation yielded the following benefits:
The IBM Sterling Warehouse Management System is a powerful warehouse management tool that includes the following:
Tracks productivity of labor using engineering standards or performance data derived from task execution history.
Monitors warehouse workload based on actual and forecast demand, enabling dynamic redeployment of resources to resolve any imbalances.
Delivers improved inventory accuracy by tracking user-defined product attributes such as lot number, serial number, and configurable units of measure.
Provides comprehensive visibility to inbound shipments, scheduling, prereceiving, receiving, and put away of receipts.
Enables tracking of inventory at a location, in a case or on a pallet, based on item attributes including lot number and serial number.
Provides a goals and constraints-based approach to testing and optimizing slotting strategies.
Improves operational productivity by providing warehouses the ability to perform order pick tasks using hands-free execution.
Coordinates the order-release process and shipment routing to streamline outbound order processing through the grouping of shipments and wave planning.
Ensures accurate billing history for all tasks executed, enabling companies to understand the true cost to serve multiple products, clients, or divisions.