Many business owners wonder about using a WCS vs a WMS. A WCS is used to direct “real-time” activities in a distribution center or warehouse. Warehouse control systems direct warehouse activities, with a goal of smoothly running various material handling systems, automation systems (and sometimes worker activities.)
A warehouse management system, on the other hand, has a broader focus. It doesn’t focus on the warehouse automation equipment, rather, it focuses on broader processes, activities, and people. A good WMS will focus on optimizing human labor processes to fulfill goals and meet deadlines.