As a WMS expert we provide you up to Go Live
WMS implementation, realization and acceptance
We support you during the entire implementation
The implementation of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) or also Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a very complex and time-consuming project. The WMS implementation will require quite a large impact on your logistics and your daily business. Therefore, detailed planning and provision of human resources during the entire implementation period is very important. Daily business and project business compete in time. The implementation of new strategies, structures, systems, processes or behaviors require far-reaching changes within an organization. Your company and your employees should be prepared in time for your new activities, tasks and processes. Often this topic is considered relatively late in the project.
We provide you from the preparation, through the implementation to the start of operation of your warehouse management software to guarantee a smooth transition of GoLive. For this purpose we can actively control the specification phase and conduct supplier meetings. To ensure the perfect software quality, we create the documentation for system tests, which are planned and coordinated by us. System tests are defined by the system provider itself, but also together with you as a customer, in order to fully incorporate your future goals.
The way to secure WMS implementation
1. providing support during the requirements specification phase
The creation of the requirement specification forms the basis of all activities and functions of the warehouse management software to be introduced. In the requirement specification it is determined how the defaults of the requirement specification are to be converted. The requirement specification is an integral part of the contract between you and the system supplier. We actively support you in the phase and take part in the requirement specification workshops.
2. implementation planning
During the implementation planning phase, we work with you to create a detailed schedule for the software implementation. When planning the schedule, we consider the available resources and the budget. There will be a lively exchange with you and the system supplier to coordinate the schedule. Experience has shown that the following phases are part of the schedule: Concept planning (preparation of functional specifications), realization and implementation of the software, training of employees, preparation and execution of system tests, preparation for commissioning, GoLive and Hypercare phase. We control and monitor the entire schedule during the entire WMS implementation.
3. realization and implementation
In this phase all functions and configurations of the warehouse management software are realized by the system provider. Usually a first implementation on a test system is carried out. Master data and other warehouse data are transferred from the existing system to the test system. This data migration requires a close examination, since this data is the basic framework for the software. In addition, the required interfaces of the system are created. This is necessary so that the new warehouse management system does not represent an isolated solution, but is seamlessly integrated into the existing IT infrastructure and thus optimizes processes in the long term.
An important component for ensuring the function and performance of the planned systems is comprehensive and holistic testing — from process and integration tests to acceptance and live tests. We take over the complete test management for you and plan the necessary system tests based on your processes. Together with you, we draw up the test plans, coordinate the corresponding sprints with your test team and thus ensure a secure logistics software introduction. We also provide the necessary infrastructure and test management platform for a successful implementation.
5. Go Live
The go-live phase in WMS implementation is associated with some risks. However, the risks can be minimized by good preparation and sufficient system tests. We structure and plan the entire go-live with you. Following a successful go-live of the warehouse management system, we are happy to support you in the Hypercare phase and identify bugs and potential in the warehouse management software in order to stabilize it in the long term.