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Definitive Guides for Supply Chain Management Professionals (Collection) by Nada Sanders, Tate Wendy, Haozhe Chen, C. Clifford Defee, Joe B. Hanna, Gibson Brian J., Brian C. Keller, Scott B. Keller, Robert Frankel

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14. Equipment and Information Technology

Introduction

By employing a warehouse management system (WMS), a transportation management system (TMS), and other information management tools now available on the market, managers can better respond to changing conditions by leveraging the data accuracy and computing power inherent in today’s integrated information systems. In doing so, better efficiency and reductions in cost can also be realized. Operational goals and corporate goals must be well defined and understood before selecting a WMS. Specific warehouse needs and customer requirements must also, first, be well defined. This chapter discusses the advantages that a WMS provides and presents an analysis toll for selecting the most appropriate ...

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