Selecting, Buying, Installing And Using A Modern Warehouse Management System

Category:   Selecting, Buying, Installing And Using A Modern Warehouse Management System

Benefit of Attending

  • Determine the purpose of warehouse management systems and a description of their costs and benefits.
  • Discuss the build-versus-buy choice is discussed.
  • Define the organizational impact and describe the short and long-term effect.
  • Understand how to buy a WMS, the project team that must be assembled, the marketplace for commercial systems.
  • List the types of systems available and how to go about choosing among them, the creation of a Request for Proposal and the evaluation of responses.
  • Apply a methodology for justifying/funding a system for installation, as well as an ongoing operation and maintenance.

Course Outline

  • Purpose
  • Core Function
  • Core data
  • Basic processes and Functions
  • Additional processes and Functions
  • Industry-Specific Function and Feature
  • Features and Functions Not Included
  • ERP Systems vs. Best-of-Breed
  • Hardware and Infrastructure Costs
  • Software and Infrastructure Costs
  • Software costs
  • Other project costs
  • Ongoing operating costs
  • Benefits
  • Calculating ROI
  • WMS Weaknesses
  • Organizational Impact
  • Who Should Have a WMS?
  • First Time vs. Reinstallation
  • Make vs. Buy
  • Timeline Expectations
  • Achieving Success
  • Project Staff Turnover
  • User-Supplier Relations
  • Brief Industry History
  • Major Product Options
  • Dealing in the Market Today
  • Identify concept
  • Form Project Team
  • Identify Needs
  • Contact Suppliers and Select Initial Group
  • Create and Issue RFI
  • Select Short List
  • Create and Issue RFQ
  • Final Supplier Selection
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Before Installing
  • Kickoff Meeting
  • Conference Room Pilot
  • Modification and Preparation
  • Installation
  • Mock Go-Live
  • Final Review
  • Go-Live
  • Monitoring
  • Maintaining
  • Extending Value
  • Upgrades
  • Maintaining Supplier Relations