Warehouse Technology

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Do you need assistance with your Warehouse Technology?

Our Supply Chain IT Execution Systems Experts can help.

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Many companies are experiencing growing pressure on their distribution operations due to several emerging trends.  The growth of the omnichannel model, increased demands for shortened order to delivery cycle windows and transparency, as well as a tightening labor market have exposed gaps in current capabilities. 

Selecting a WMS, LMS, TMS, or Voice vendor is an important decision for any distribution operation. This software is a major cog in most supply chains. Should I use my ERP? Should I select a resident or Cloud based system? Do I need a best-of-breed, Tier 1 solution or will a less costly Tier 2 solution provider meet my business requirements?

Waller & Associates warehouse technology consultants will assist you in evaluating software vendors based on a proven, objective methodology. We follow a step-by-step process  to conduct an unbiased and thorough evaluation, ensuring the recommended solutions meet your requirements and support the long-term goals of your distribution center operations.

Our proven methodology consists of:

  1. Requirements Gathering and Definition
  2. Vendor Identification
  3. Vendor Request for Proposal (RFP) Development and Distribution
  4. RFP Review and Score Card Development
  5. Conference Room Demonstrations
  6. Reference Checks and Site Visits
  7. Vendor Contract Negotiation
  8. Project Kickoff Planning

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Selecting and implementing a new warehouse management system (WMS) or enhancing an existing one can provide required functionality, improve productivity, and reduce overall costs.  But there are inherent risks on this path because of the complexity in determining the specific needs, finding the right WMS solution provider, and implementing the system.

Waller & Associates is well positioned to support you on this journey.  With a process driven approach and experienced professionals with a breadth and depth of WMS experience, Waller can ensure that companies have disciplined methods to assess current WMS needs, to select the best WMS vendor, and to implement the required WMS solution.  Waller can provide support in several key WMS areas including:

  • Assessing a Current WMS
  • Defining WMS Requirements
  • Identifying a Short List of Potential WMS Solution Providers
  • Developing and Managing a WMS Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Selecting and Negotiating a Contract
  • Implementing a WMS Solution

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The need has been identified. The ROI has been justified. The project has been approved. Who’s going to manage it?

Organizations of all sizes struggle with professional program and project management. Most businesses simply add the project management duties to a current employee’s workload. Most of the time these individuals already have full-time responsibilities in their current role and typically posses little or no formal training in program or project management.

Waller & Associates has Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) adept at developing and implementing large-scale distribution and logistics solutions by integrating IT and operational processes to achieve best-in-class results.

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Are your IT resources stretched thin? Do you have the resources necessary to manage and implement your supply chain execution systems? Struggling to retain and train WMS, LMS, TMS and Voice experts to have them available when and where they are needed?

  • Technical and Functional Requirements Definition
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Development
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Testing
  • Go-Live Support
  • Project Management

Waller & Associates IT Staff Augmentation services provide skilled personnel to help you develop, maintain, manage and support your supply chain execution systems. Our skilled application professionals can help you manage fluctuating skill needs, skills gaps and changing staffing needs to meet your aggressive project timelines. Waller & Associates resources work with you on-site or remote, and are certified in key technologies from today’s top distribution applications.

  • Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
  • Labor Management Systems (LMS)
  • Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
  • Voice Recognition Systems

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