Warehouse Execution System (WES), Royal 4 – WISE

Royal 4 Systems WISE – Warehouse Execution System (WES) is the product of 38+ years of development and innovation. WISE – WES is the tool used by companies large and small to manage and coordinate the physical flow of raw materials, parts, to products from receiving through shipping.

  • Reactive – Real-Time Systems Provide Accurate Inventory Data
  • Organizes Sequences For Just In Time Inventory
  • Directs Resources People and Automation Systems
    • Receiving – Checking & Sorting Inbound Parts for Storage
    • Put Away Tasks for Received Goods Into Storage.
    • Replenishment of Picking Locations form Storage
    • Picking of Customer Orders
    • Order Assembly
    • Checking and Packing; Loading and Shipping
The Modular Functionality of your WISE – Warehouse Execution System Allows you to Decide What to Implement, as Your Business Grows. The modules 3PL, WMS, ERP, Financials, Yard Management, Dock door scheduling, and WISE Ship are sold as a suite or can be decoupled.

What is a WES?

Our WISE WES can be used in manufacturing, distribution centers, retail stores, and other areas where goods need to be stored or shipped. It helps with managing inventory by making sure that the items are stored in the right place at the right time for quick retrieval. A WES can be tailored to the needs of different types of warehouses, such as retail or distribution centers.

Poiesz Supermarkets

“In the 12 years that WISE has been supporting the logistics operations at Poiesz, WISE has proven itself as a stable Warehouse Management System for our supermarket distribution centers. A WMS in which you can quickly configure thanks to the flexibility of the application.”

Kreg Tool

“I wanted to share some good news with the Royal 4 team. We have gone from the high 80% range to consistently being above 99.5% on our daily inventory accuracy, and we have done this while increasing our on-hand inventory by 50%! It has not been an easy journey but we are here.”

Jel Sert

“There are two things I look at when reviewing software systems – functionality and after-the-sale support. The WISE warehouse management system has provided superior functionality to our Distribution group since 2002. Royal 4 is the “gold standard” I use for evaluating vendor support.”

Benefits of Installing a WES in Your Warehouse

Warehouses are the backbone of a successful business. They have to be organized, clean and efficient. If they are not running at peak performance, the business will suffer. To achieve this, many companies have started using Warehouse Execution Systems (WES).
As the name suggests, a warehouse execution system is software that helps in executing the warehouse operations. It is designed to be an integrated information system for managing and controlling the warehousing processes. It has many benefits, including improved inventory accuracy, optimized labor allocation, and reduced costs of goods sold.
Operations with a Warehouse Execution System (WES)
tracking and reporting with a Warehouse Execution System
A Warehouse Execution System (WES) is software that improves operations and manages the flow of goods and information between the warehouse and its suppliers. The WES is typically installed in the warehouse management system to better manage the data flow and provide a more efficient way of storing, picking, packing, and shipping goods. It also enables companies to monitor and control their inventory, plan and schedule their production, analyze and optimize their processes, improve customer service levels, reduce costs and increase productivity.
The benefits of installing a WES in your warehouse are:

  • Improved customer service.
  • Better inventory management.
  • Improved employee productivity.
  • Improves efficiency by automating manual processes.
  • Increases accuracy by providing detailed tracking and reporting capabilities.
  • Increases visibility by providing real-time data on inventory levels, safety stock levels, and orders.

The Different Types of WES Systems and How They Function

Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) are the backbone of warehouse management systems. They have been around for decades and have constantly been evolving to meet the needs of modern warehouses. They are designed to control and monitor the production process with a focus on material handling and storage. The WES system is responsible for receiving, storing, retrieving, and routing materials to the appropriate location in the warehouse or production facility. It can also be used for inventory management, packaging machines, kitting lines, order picking stations, and other types of machinery that are necessary for production. A WES system can be a stand-alone system, or it can be an integrated part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. In this case, it is known as a Warehouse Control System (WCS). or an Industry Warehouse System (IWCS). If a WES is integrated into an ERP system, the ERP system’s analytical capabilities, forecasting information, and production scheduling are used to help manage the warehouse. The WES can also use the ERP’s data-mining capabilities to automatically identify bottlenecks in material flows and automate related processes.

Manual Warehouse Execution System vs. Automated Warehouse Management System

The WES system can be applied to all types of warehouses, including manual and automated warehouses; however, what are the differences? It can also be used by companies that have manual warehouses, automated warehouses, or hybrid warehouses utilizing both.
Warehouses are the backbone of any business. They are responsible for storing and distributing goods to customers. There are two main warehouse execution systems – automated and manual. Automated warehouse execution systems are a more efficient way of executing warehouse operations, but it does not come without its own set of challenges.

Automated Warehouse Execution System

The automated Warehouse Execution system was designed to reduce the time, cost, and resources that are needed to complete a warehouse operation. The WES tracks the inventory in a warehouse and manages the movement of products between different locations. The system is composed of one or more computerized modules which control the equipment in the warehouse and execute tasks without human intervention. The Automated WES utilizes and leverages Warehouse Control Systems, including conveyors, sorters, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), packaging machines, kitting lines, goods-to-person, order picking stations, palletizing/depalletizing, print and apply labeling, and other technologies to improve efficiency. The initial equipment costs may be higher; however, the return on investment, taking into account reduced labor costs, must also be considered. Also, the entire warehouse doesn’t need to be automated; it can be done in stages with hybrid solutions or partial automation.

The automated warehouse execution system has many benefits such as:

  • It reduces the time that is needed for a warehouse operation by as much as 50%.
  • It reduces the need for manual labor.
  • It reduces the amount of errors that happen during an operation.
  • It can complete an operation in a fraction of the time that is needed for manual labor.
Manual Warehouse Execution System with Scanner

Manual Warehouse Execution System

A manual warehouse execution system is a system that manages and executes the tasks of a warehouse by using mainly human labor. The system is operated by people who use their hands, forklifts, etc., to move products around. This system is more common in small, medium, and large warehouses. Compared with an automated system, the manual warehouse execution system is more time-consuming, which causes high labor costs due to the lack of automation (conveyors, sorters, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), packaging machines, etc.). However, it saves on the higher initial costs of implementing such systems. Either way, using the WISE WES can significantly improve efficiencies and strategicly control the workflow of a warehouse, including the storage and retrieval of goods, while leveraging mobile devices and voice picking technologies to improve efficiencies, improve inventory accuracy and reduce pick times.

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