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Apply an Architectural Framework to Stratifying Warehouse Management Systems

Published: 02 February 2017

ID: G00324225

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Companies must understand and document each of their warehouses' operational characteristics. This will ensure they select a warehouse management system that maximizes functional fit while minimizing the shelfware potential. Supply chain leaders can use this research to help codify this insight.

Table Of Contents


  • The Evolving WMS Functional Framework
    • Level 1: Storeroom
    • Level 2: Rudimentary Systems Directed Work
    • Level 3: Advanced Systems Directed Work
    • Level 4: Intelligent
    • Level 5: Automated
  • Emerging Hybrid Deployment Models
  • Action Items

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