A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain
NOVEMBER 22, 2017
However, few understand the history of WMS and how it evolved to encompass item tracking, storage data, inbound and outbound shipping, picking and much more. The concept of warehouse management originated in ancient Egypt as people sought ways to manage grain gathered from crops. As the world moved forward, the basic concept of managing warehouse inventory did not change much. Railroad companies often had monopolies on both the storage and shipping of such goods.