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Warehouse Management
There are many ways to understand Warehouse Management. For our purpose, we will separate warehouse management from inventory management.

The warehouse contains four major elements:

  • Layout - Layout is the physical set up of the warehouse. It can include racking, aisle width, height, and size of the various spaces. Computers can determine what will fit in any given space based on cubic inch size, weight, and special handling issues.
  • Material handling - Material handling includes fork lifts, conveyors, use of pick to light or voice, and other hardware that may need to interface to the ERP system for management of robotics that will help with product movement.
  • Product movement (put away, pick, pack, ship) - Product movement can make use of handheld devices to tell humans where to put or find product. It traces specific items as to where it is in every step of the process. Bar codes and RFID tags may need to be read or managed.
  • Product location - Product location can be fixed by the distributor or assigned based on velocity and other factors to make handling most efficient. With random inventory locations, it can be changed at every receipt of product.


Warehouse Management Distribution Software Directory

Activant: Wireless Warehouse Management for Activant Distribution Suite
Wireless Warehouse Management
Of all of the places in your business where inefficient processes can do the most damage to your profitability, your warehouse leads the list.
A powerful range of features in the Activant Distribution Suite manages warehouse activities—including receiving, cross-docking, put away, picking, inventory adjustments, cycle counts, and much more. Transactions affecting the warehouse are automatically generated and processed without re-keying information—saving time and reducing errors. Learn more...
Advanced Distribution Partners
Advanced Distribution Partners: Advanced Distribution Microsoft Dynamics® AX
Reduce cost and time to market and respond quickly to changing customer demands with our Production functionality. Real-time insight into business and supply chain information—including inventory, warehouse, and production—helps you optimize production flow by planning effectively, maximizing resource utilization, driving accurate delivery performance, and streamlining business processes. Plan production sites using multi-site capabilities to maintain various production units for planning and execution. Learn more...
BCR Inc.
BCR Inc.: BCR Software
Inventory Purchasing
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Lawson: Lawson Distribution
Lawson M3 Supply Chain Management
The M3 Supply Chain Management suite is designed to increase visibility and improve material flow through the supply chain by managing planning, scheduling, procurement and fulfillment for optimum service levels and maximum profitability. Learn more...
Lawson: Lawson Distribution
M3 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
The Lawson M3 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) application is specifically designed for organizations whose asset reliability and availability is crucial to the success of their business. Asset performance management is crucial to your business success. Enterprise asset management software from Lawson helps you perform maintenance management, and more. Use the tool to ensure your assets remain available, and reliable. Learn more...
NetSuite, Inc.
NetSuite, Inc.: NetSuite Wholesale/Distribution Edition
The #1 Cloud-Based ERP/Financial Suite for Wholesale Distribution Companies
The NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Edition is the only cloud-based integrated business suite for wholesale distribution.

Solution enables:
Monitor and manage your business with the ultimate customizable business dashboard, featuring built-in best practices for
wholesale distribution.
Convert leads to orders, orders to shipments and shipments to revenue with NetSuite's advanced warehouse, inventory
management and order fulfillment capabilities.
Gain a real-time, 360-degree view of your customers and provide better customer service through NetSuite's seamless integration
of CRM with financials and other back-office systems.
Grow revenues, enter new markets and improve channel partner engagement with tools for partner relationship management (PRM).
Manage webstores and online business with NetSuite's ecommerce solution, which is tightly integrated with your accounting,
fulfillment, inventory, CRM, PRM and more. Learn more...
Pronto Software

Pronto Software International: PRONTO-Xi for the Distribution Industry
Warehouse Management
As the heart of your supply chain, your warehouse has a mandate to handle inventory accurately and efficiently. Learn more...

ProSoft Business Solutions ProSoft Business Solutions: SAP Business All in One for Wholesale Distribution
Warehouse Management
SAP for Wholesale Distribution's warehouse management functionality supports all phases of logistics execution – from providing flexible and automated support in processing the movement of goods, to managing stock in distribution centers. With the SAP for Wholesale Distribution solution portfolio, you can schedule all logistics processes within a distributor's warehouse and improve efficiencies using the tasks in the warehouse management process. Learn more...
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.): S2K Enterprise Software
Warehouse Management
S2K Enterprise Warehouse Management software is designed to enhance productivity, improve overall warehouse efficiency, and provide real-time integration to the S2K Enterprise Software. Learn more...