A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

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The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. 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. Ancient Times Through Colonization: Warehouse Management Dates to Ancient Times. As the world moved forward, the basic concept of managing warehouse inventory did not change much.

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Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

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People are still worried about having efficiencies in their warehouses, making sure they’re laid out properly, and having the right processes. A lot of companies now will have regional hubs with just smaller satellite warehouses in each country.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

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Since the construction of the pyramids in ancient Egypt, logistics has made remarkable strides. Some of the most common parts of the supply chain that can be improved by outsourcing include raw material processing, manufacturing, assembly, support operations, warehouse storage, distribution and transportation. Outsourcing to a qualified 3PL provider is one of the best ways to reduce costs and save time while ensuring products are shipped promptly and safely.

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