Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS) enables companies to maximize their labor and space utilization and equipment investments by coordinating and optimizing resource usage and material flows. Specifically designed to support the needs of distribution, manufacturing, asset-intensive, and service businesses, Oracle Warehouse Management provides a single-platform across an entire global supply chain.
Best Business Practice Enablement Integrated Fulfillment Customers increasingly expect an integrated shopping and fulfillment experience. This is placing additional pressure for distribution and even manufacturing facilities to be able to both replenish stores and direct ship to consumers. The Omni Channel user experience has spread from the retail to the manufacturing and distribution industries. Increasingly fulfillment centers are not just optimizing the final goods handling at the end of the supply chain, but are a central and integral part of a blended fulfillment solution including manufacturing, order fulfillment, transportation management, and supply chain planning. Modern Warehousing The rapid change in recent years of new business models, oscillating fuel prices, and corporate mergers have all placed new demands on the warehouse. Providing a seamless customer experience across channels, optimizing across transportation and manufacturing, and supporting an ever broader array of companies and businesses within a single IT infrastructure are just a handful of the asks on today’s warehouse management solutions. A modern, adaptable warehousing solution is the only way to keep up with the moving target of continued innovation in business models and warehousing technology.
Warehouse Automation Oracle Warehouse Management has a built-in Warehouse Control System (WCS) module to integrate with voice and material handling equipment (MHE) solutions such as conveyors, carousels, pick-to-light, and automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS). Customers can deploy diverse equipment using an open API device integration to request tasks, and receive responses from diverse equipment types. Managerial workbenches enable real-time monitoring of the equipment and provide realtime visibility to the entire automation environment. Supply Chain Execution Convergence Most companies have made significant progress at optimizing within their functional silos of warehousing, transportation, and manufacturing. However, there is still significant potential to better orchestrate and align end-to-end processes across functional silos. For example, Oracle Warehouse Management can execute on an optimized transportation plan and release orders based on the dock appointments, with picked material staged to the correct dock door.