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Understand the 10 Dimensions of Warehouse Complexity Before Evaluating WMS Solutions

Published: 22 August 2017

ID: G00335448

Analyst(s): C. Klappich


Organizations refining their warehouse management system strategies must understand their warehouse complexity before defining requirements. Supply chain leaders responsible for warehousing should encourage their project teams to use this research when quantifying warehouse complexity.

Table Of Contents


  • 10 Dimensions That Define Warehouse Complexity
    • No. 1: Warehouse Size
    • No. 2: Warehouse Layout and Location Matrix
    • No. 3: Volume of Work
    • No. 4: Types of Work
    • No. 5: Product Characteristics
    • No. 6: Process Cycle Time and Throughput Requirements
    • No. 7: Warehouse Constraints
    • No. 8: Number and Variability of Process Stages
    • No. 9 Degree of Automation
    • No. 10: Process Variability and Adaptability
  • Supply Chain Execution Convergence Increases Complexity
  • Select the Appropriate WMS for Your Company

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