Warehouse Systems Analysis and Functional Design

Warehouse Systems Analysis and Functional Design

Achieving the greatest improvements in productivity and accuracy in a logistics operation is a direct result of having a good computer system to direct and control the operation. Most distribution and fulfillment centers and warehouses today can justify an investment in a Warehouse Management System (WMS). The benefits of real time information, bar code scanning, and optimization algorithms allow cost savings in most operations.

Distribution Design’s experience and knowledge of logistics execution systems spans over 20 years, starting as a user of the first commercially available, distributed-processing WMS in the United States. That was a fully customized system costing many millions of dollars. Today, there are dozens of viable vendors of packaged software with good WMS functionality. Distribution Design has substantial experience in the WMS marketplace, knowledge of the leading vendors and their systems, and real experience in managing the risk inherent in the implementation of a complex system.

Warehouse Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation

Distribution Design systems services include the following:

  • Defining functional requirements
  • Recommending systems architecture
  • Evaluating current systems and planned enhancements
  • Identifying potential system vendors
  • Preparing Request for Proposal
  • Budgetary costs
  • Assisting in vendor evaluation and selection
  • Verifying references of companies and project teams
  • Justification of proposed enhancements
  • Participation in detailed design phase
  • Assisting implementation contract negotiation
  • Project implementation guidance
  • Participating in acceptance testing
  • Training assistance
  • Start-up assistance
  • Post implementation evaluation