Warehousing allows you to store, ship, and distribute your goods from a single location.
But to get the most out of it, you need a good management system.
A good warehouse management system (WMS) makes it easy for you to
track and manage your inventory efficiently, reduce your distribution costs,
increase your inbound and outbound flexibility, and reduce your warehouse operations.
A warehouse management system (WMS) is a software application designed to support and optimize warehouse operations. It typically includes functions for receiving and registering incoming goods and materials, picking and packing orders, shipping, tracking and managing inventory, and more.
The goal of a WMS is to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve customer service by providing real-time visibility into inventory and other critical information.
WMS typically supports and optimizes these warehouse operations
Receiving and putaway:
Manage the receipt of goods from suppliers and their storage.
Track and manage inventory levels, monitor movements, and update real-time records.
Receive, pick, pack, and ship orders to customers. Manage the shipping process, including printing shipping labels, creating shipping documents, and managing carrier’s tracking information.
Enable barcode scanning with mobile devices to improve the accuracy and speed of information during the inventory management, shipping, and receiving processes.
Reporting and analytics:
Real-time data and output reports help you make informed decisions about inventory changes, fulfillment performance, and other key metrics.
How does a warehouse benefit from the use of a WMS?
The use of a WMS can have a number of benefits for a warehouse or distribution center, such as,
Improve efficiency & accuracy, and reduce costs:
A WMS can significantly increase warehouse efficiency and productivity by automating many manual processes and streamlining operations. Real-time inventory tracking and barcode scanning capabilities can help reduce errors and increase accuracy in order fulfillment and other warehouse operations.
A good WMS can also help reduce overall warehouse operating costs by optimizing storage space, reducing labor costs, and improving order accuracy.
Improve inventory management and visibility:
A WMS can help you manage inventory levels more effectively, reduce out-of-stocks and overstocks, and ensure that the right products are in the right place and shipped at the right time.
A WMS also provides real-time visibility into inventory levels, days of inventory on hand, order frequency, and other key metrics.
This enables managers to stay up to date for better decision making and to respond quickly to changing demands.
Improve customer satisfaction:
By providing faster, more accurate order fulfillment and greater visibility into order status and delivery, a WMS can help improve buyer satisfaction and build stronger relationships with your customers.
Some WMSs can integrate data with your Shopify store to streamline and automate warehouse operations and improve order fulfillment processes. Integrations typically connect your WMS to the Shopify platform via an API (Application Programming Interface).
Once integrated, your WMS will receive orders from Shopify, allocate stock for orders, manage inventory counts, and update real-time inventory information in your Shopify store.
For example, when an order is placed in Shopify, the WMS can automatically update inventory counts, generate pick lists for pick and pack operations, and automatically update order status in Shopify after shipment.
Some of the key benefits of WMS integration with Shopify include
Automated order fulfillment:
Orders placed in Shopify are automatically captured and fulfilled by the WMS. This reduces manual processes and improves accuracy.
Real-time inventory updates:
Inventory counts in the WMS are automatically updated in Shopify, giving you real-time visibility into inventory levels and preventing overstocking.
Improved order tracking:
Customers can track the shipping status of their orders in real-time through their Shopify store, and see the latest shipping information provided by the WMS.
By integrating WMS with Shopify storefronts in this way, Shopify stores can seamlessly connect to the order fulfillment process and improve customer satisfaction with accurate information, real-time visibility into inventory status, and other key metrics.View DCX on Shopify App Store
NX Group's DCX WMS is an advanced warehouse management system (WMS) that combines decades of experience in inventory management, logistics operations, and fulfillment operations, including shipping and delivery. This combination results in a system that offers high efficiency and a wide range of functions, making it an ideal solution for companies that want to operate their warehouses with high precision and speed.
Since 1937, the NX Group, a pioneer of logistics companies in Japan, has developed a deep understanding of the needs of various industries and customers.
The group has developed services at more than 700 bases around the world. The range is not limited to general consumer goods and industrial products, fragile items such as works of art and national treasures, heavy items such as bullet trains and bridges, high-security items such as cash, and temperature-controlled items such as vaccines and meat.
We have handled all types of cargo. Based on these achievements and experiences, we are developing DCX while maintaining the versatility, stability, and accuracy of WMS.
DCX WMS is designed to manage most aspects of warehousing, from receiving and storing products, to picking and packing orders, to shipping and delivery. It also integrates seamlessly with Shopify, making it a future-proof solution for the scalability of your Shopify store's functionality and the growth of your business.
DCX WMS is a powerful WMS built with the expertise and experience of one of the world's leading logistics companies. We believe that DCX has a variety of useful functions, not only for improving the efficiency of basic warehouse operations, but also for improving management of the entire supply chain and streamlining operations as the business expands.View DCX on Shopify App Store