Many Warehouses Don’t Have WMS
By Peter Buxbaum | August 6, 2018
One-third of facilities have not implemented a warehouse management systems (WMS), according to a survey of 549 industry professionals from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).
Voice-directed picking has mentioned as the greatest implementation growth among new technologies. About 25 percent of facilities are using the technology today, compared to less than six percent a decade ago. But implementation of conveyers, carousels and advanced shipping notification have declined over the last ten years.
Implementation of digital technologies has made progress in warehouses since 2008, but progress has been slow. According to the report: “Technology continues to advance at a rapid rate and implementation lags in warehousing. In the warehouse of 2018, technologies have had only a marginal implementation” for many of those who participated in the survey.
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