3 Most Common Pitfalls of a WMS Implementation Process

June 27, 2017 BY Charles Fallon

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Selecting and implementation a warehouse management system is a complex project. From LIDD’s years of experience helping companies choose and install systems, here are the three most common pitfalls we see during implementations: 

1. A project is under-resourced
Most people underestimate the amount of work it takes to set up and configure a new WMS. The data cleaning and data populating alone is a large task.

2. Glossing over basic set up and configuration
As a project rushes to meet a deadline basic setup and configuration often get overlooked, which is a huge mistake. Teams spend too great a proportion of their time on integration and system modifications

3. Not fully understanding the functionality of a WMS
If you don’t understand how the system really works until it’s up and running, you may fail to implement or configure the system in exactly the right way.

What to learn more? LIDD’s eBook Warehouse Management Systems in a DC: How to select and implement a winning system shares insights into how to find prospective WMS vendors, what to ask for in a WMS demonstration and what makes for a good selection and implementation process. Download the eBook to get more insights into picking the right WMS for you.

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