Warehouse management systems are an essential part of a warehouse. They support, accompany and optimize each area of responsibility in the warehouse.

A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application. It supports the planning, controlling and coordinating of the flow of goods in the warehouse.
It has the following functions: (cf. Hompel, Michael; Schmidt, Thosten 2010, page 8)

  • Monitoring Incoming and Outgoing Goods
  • Optimize Storage and Retrieval
  • Setting Storage Strategies
  • Order Processing
  • Picking
  • Reorganization
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Monitoring
  • Control
  • Logging
  • Illustration Stock Topologies
  • Product Management