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Apply an Architectural Framework to Stratifying Warehouse Management Systems

Published: 18 March 2013

ID: G00249220

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


To ensure they select a warehouse management system that maximizes fit while minimizing the potential for shelfware, logistics and IT executives must align their goals and strategies with a multilevel perspective on the varying classes of WMSs offered in the market.

Table Of Contents


  • The Evolving WMS Functional Framework
    • Level 1: Storeroom
    • Level 2: Rudimentary Locator
    • Level 3: Advanced Locator
    • Level 4: Intelligent
    • Level 5: Automated
  • Emerging Hybrid Deployment Models

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