|Date||Tuesday, April 13, 2021|
|Time||1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CDT|
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have now existed for some 45 years. While clearly a mature category of supply chain software, WMS continues to re-invent itself with new capabilities to drive additional gains in productivity, service and throughput, and meet new distribution challenges in efulfillment and beyond.
This provocative session will provide a 360° view of the key changes and trends in WMS solutions, and the next generation capabilities that are being delivered to market. Those include a detailed look at WMS deployment in the Cloud; use of AI and machine learning to improve performance over time, “conversational Voice” capabilities; next generation task management; leverage of mobile robots and real-time location systems; embedded Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) to create a better flow of work through a DC, allocate resources and improve utilization of material handling equipment; and much more.
Two long-time WMS industry pros will take you through what’s here, what’s coming and what you can expect in the WMS sector over the next five years in terms of both products and deployment, as WMS continues to evolve in very interesting ways to deliver the intelligent distribution center.
In this fast-paced session you will learn:
• The key areas in which WMS providers are extending capabilities
• What new WMS functionality is available now and what is on the horizon for the coming years
• How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will impact WMS
• How WMS + WES will truly deliver the intelligent DC