Logistics & IT Expertise
Backed by decades of strategic sourcing experience for both the IT and Logistics spend category, Corcentric’s experts understand the common solutions being utilized in warehousing and logistics:
Warehouse Management System (WMS): Allows you to track materials and the location of items within your warehouses. The basis of a WMS solution assigns tasks to operators within the warehouse to support inbound/outbound processes (e.g., putaway, pick, load) in an efficient and best-fit order. WMS solutions typically incorporate a number of optional components such as labor management, yard management, slotting, and supporting reporting or analytics. Inventory can be managed through the WMS with reporting back to an ERP system.
Batch Management and Traceability: Batch management allows you to identify what materials were used in production and allows for traceability when materials fail (e.g., if a recall needs to occur, batch management allows you to pull things back based on the root cause). This may be a component of another system or a separate system tied into the WMS and/or distribution management solutions.
Carrier and Delivery Management: While there are many components to support carrier and delivery management, two of the more common components, which can be a part of the systems above, are:
- Proof of Delivery (POD) – Allows you to interact with your customers by providing order tracking, validation, and moving away from paper processes for payment and delivery.
- Transportation Management System (TMS) – While sometimes a part of a broader supply chain solution, TMS software typically integrates with an existing ERP and WMS to connect orders and outbound shipments to allow users to optimize mode and carrier costs. TMS software can also support audit and payment of freight.