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The right WCS will help you optimize warehouse operations and ensure that your warehouse automation equipment works with top efficiency. enVista’s methodology for WCS system evaluation and selection is partner-focused, objective and unbiased. We will work closely with your organization’s operations and IT teams to determine the types of warehouse control systems (WCS) that best meet your operational, technological, financial and schedule requirements. A good WCS provides your organization with the proper tools to speed up processes and maximize efficiency.
Use warehouse control systems (WCS) to create dashboards and discover statistics that enable real-time monitoring of facility operations and technologies.
Effectively and reliably manage complex, automated material handling systems with minimal downtime.
Gain real-time visibility of order fulfillment and product routing with cutting-edge warehouse control systems.
Interface easily to a variety of warehouse management systems and easily modify to accommodate changes to your business.
Implement a warehouse control system that can grow to fit your business needs and manage any volume of equipment.
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A warehouse control system (WCS) is a software application that controls activities in distribution centers and warehouses in real-time. A well-functioning WCS is created to control any automated tools and equipment being used in warehouses and distribution centers. This equipment can include anything from basic tools to complex systems, such as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and sorters. Depending on the size and needs of a warehouse, you may only need one WCS to control many automated systems, or you could need multiple warehouse control systems for different types of equipment.
A WCS makes sure that automated equipment is running correctly. It maximizes efficiency within material handling subsystems and can also help with associate efficiency. A good WCS will provide a uniform interface for a variety of material handling equipment, including carousels, sorters, conveyor systems, robotic palletizers, sorters, etc.
The many useful functions a WCS provides include:
Many business owners wonder about using a WCS vs a warehouse management system (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, create efficient product flow and meet deadlines.
An effective warehouse control system WCS serves as a bridge and knowledge center between your WMS and material handling equipment. A WCS speeds up processes and increases efficiency by:
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