The complete advanced warehouse management software solution
The BridgeWMS is a customisable, comprehensive, and advanced warehouse management software package that utilises the multiple benefits of modern barcode technology. This user-friendly solution is designed to ensure accurate and efficient processes throughout the Supply Chain, for better warehouse management. An extensive range of additional modules is available to meet the specific needs of your business.
The BridgeWMS provides complete stock management via the use of a hand-held device. Barcodes can be printed onto standard labels directly from any device. The combination of hardware and the Bridge Live software means an ERP/MRP system can be updated in real time from the warehouse floor. This solution has been proven to continuously save time and money.
BridgeWMS offers different warehouse management software packages so software can be tailored to best suit the needs of the business. The standard package is off-the-shelf software that incorporates all aspects of day to day routine including stock takes, goods receipts, picking orders and stock movements and transfers. Utilising modern barcode technology it is the ideal entry-level solution for effective warehouse management. BridgeWMS Advanced is a comprehensive package that is designed to ensure accurate and efficient processes throughout the Supply Chain. It incorporates all aspects of day to day routine including stock takes, goods receipts, picking orders and stock movements and transfers, with the addition of real-time updates for the most ‘live’ stock control you could need.
What is warehouse management software (WMS)?
Warehouse management software is an application that helps control and effectively manage the day to day operations of a warehouse. A warehouse management system can be a standalone application, or it can be part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Early warehouse management systems could only provide simple functions such as storage data, but nowadays sophisticated programs can provide much more to help companies fulfil orders more quickly and effectively, and reduce the likelihood of errors along the way. An effective warehouse management system achieves a paperless environment that directs employees automatically on the optimal picking, packing and shipping of products.
What are the different types of warehouse management systems?
There are several types of warehouse management systems:
- Standalone WMS. A standalone system of warehouse management software is an on premises deployment on the native hardware and network of the business.
- Supply chain execution modules. SCM software can assist users to manage many aspects of the supply chain, such as inventory management, sourcing of materials, and product cycles. It can also manage relations with vendors, ongoing business processes and assessments of risk.
- Integrated ERP systems. Enterprise Resource Planning systems offer a solid supply chain execution and scalability to enable a business to run smoothly.
- Cloud based WMS. Cloud based warehouse management software is a web based centralised model that can supply the same benefits of a more traditional WMS.
What is the difference between ERP and WMS?
The main difference between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Warehouse Management Software (WMS) systems is that WMS systems offer optimisation of inventory on the basis of real-time information. Information can be generated to show the best location for items to be put based on historical data and trends. WMS is usually standalone systems with the ability to add on modules for accounting and customer relationship management. ERP software is an all in one solution that automates the activities across all departments in an organisation including accounting, customer relationship management and inventory management.
- Stock Manager, Receipt Manager and Despatch Manager.
- Customisable software linked with barcoding creates the most comprehensive Warehouse Management Solution.
- Barcodes can be printed onto standard labels direct from any device.
- An extensive range of additional modules are available to meet your needs.
- Live Picking and Live Stock Lookup is enabled.
- Sales Orders are updated automatically.
Benefits of BridgeWMS warehouse management software
BridgeWMS works intuitively with the structure of your warehouse to provide warehouse IT support, analysing item locations, stock quantities, labour availability, item weight, and order volume. BridgeWMS recommends the most efficient pick instructions and delivers them to your courier for accurate packing and dispatch. This will decrease time spent on fulfilling orders and optimise the flow of stock through the warehouse. BridgeWMS also identifies areas to refill and create replenish lists for additional efficiency. BridgeWMS can be customised and additional modules added to suit you as your company grows.
BridgeWMS maximises the efficiency and accuracy of existing processes with automated stock rotation, efficient pick and pack instructions and purchasing requirements. This alleviates the perceived necessity to acquire additional labour and facilities to grow your business, as it streamlines existing processes and better manages the labour already available, which maximises productivity and the capacity of the current warehouse structure.
BridgeWMS provides you with access to real time records of available stock. Accurate oversight of stock levels will help to prevent waste and excessive stock. The combination of hardware and the Bridge Live software means an ERP/MRP system can be updated in real time from the warehouse floor.
Increase customer satisfaction
Real time stock data from BridgeWMS results in accurate and efficiently despatched goods, which results in enhanced customer service, helping to build stronger relationships with customers and suppliers. It also provides itemised stock traceability and assisted purchasing procedures to improve communication with your suppliers.
Complete stock management via the use of a hand-held device enabling you to manage real-time stock levels in multiple locations. You get control over the movement of stock and it allows accurate replenishment of stock based on the current flow and demands, improving the strategic potential of warehouse management.
An effective warehouse management software system has been proven to continuously save time and money.
Over the short term you can expect to see:
- 80% average time saved during stock take (labour and elapsed)
- Improvement in picking and goods in amongst other processes
- Increased customer satisfaction
And long term you will benefit from:
- Accurate stock levels and holding
- Reduced stock
- Real time forecasting of stock-outs
Warehouse management software: a case study
E & S W Knowles, a family-run timber business, needed a warehouse management software system that allowed users to generate bespoke door and frame orders, enter dimensions of the wood issued when orders are processed and manage multiple locations within the same warehouse.
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