As a WMS expert we provide you in all project phases
WMS selection, implementation and realization
We support you during the entire project duration
The implementation and use of a warehouse management system (WMS) or warehouse management system (WMS) in logistics is almost indispensable. A WMS brings the necessary performance and transparency to your warehouse. The WMS controls and manages warehouse stocks, storage locations, storage bins, picking and replenishment strategies and forms the interface between the ERP system and the material flow computer (MFR) if you use conveyor technology, storage and retrieval machines, robotics, stretchers or similar automated systems. From an economic point of view, when choosing a WMS, you should make sure that it is optimally adapted to the respective logistics procedures and logistics processes. The scope of the system, i.e. the functionalities, should also not be larger than necessary. Too much complexity can lead to a reduction in the reaction time of the system, as well as to errors in operation.
Choosing the right WMS / LVS
The selection must be well thought through, as it is of strategic importance. After all, by selecting and implementing a WMS, you are entering into a long-term relationship with the logistics system and therefore also with the system supplier. Therefore, careful planning, goal-oriented and comprehensive project management in all project phases is very important. In these phases, the foundation is laid for long-term successful operation and optimal support of the logistical processes by the WMS.
As a WMS expert, we support you during the WMS implementation, during the awarding of the contract to the right system provider, during the entire implementation and commissioning phase and are also at your side during the follow-up support / stabilization phase.
The way to a secure implementation of a WMS
1. Definition of the WMS requirements
We define the WMS requirements in cooperation with your employees. In concept workshops we determine the requirements and functionalities of your future WMS. By recording your ACTUAL processes, we have gained an understanding of your process landscape in advance and identified process potential. The results from the process potentials and concept workshop form the basis for the creation of the specification sheet.
2. Preparation of the tender documents
Following the WMS requirement definition, the creation of the specification sheet and other documents necessary for the invitation to tender takes place. The requirement specification forms the basis for a detailed offer from the suppliers and subsequently for a successful software introduction.
Parallel to the preparation of the tender documents, we carry out a sounding of the market. Due to our many years of expertise, we know the market of suppliers and systems very well. You will receive a complete bidder list with all relevant data on the system provider. You now determine which suppliers are eligible for the tender.
3. Implementation of the tender
We take over the complete tender management for you — from sending out the tender documents, answering supplier queries, organizing and carrying out supplier tours, evaluating offers and a final evaluation by us. In addition, we recommend reference visits to the suppliers, which we can also organize for you. On this basis you can now decide which supplier is the right partner for you.
4. Contract negotiations and award of contract
We are happy to advise and support you in the final phase of contract negotiations. Experience in contract negotiations combined with logistics know-how make us the ideal partner for your negotiations. We identify possible cost levers and use them specifically in the negotiations to achieve the best possible offer price. We also review the contract documents from a legal perspective.