Before the adaption of WYSIWG, the acronym for what you see is what you get, printed documents, web pages and slide presentations required users to have in-depth knowledge of codes and markup tags. But, through the use of these system editors, communicating a product’s layout has simplified the process and opened the execution to those who might not possess advanced coding knowledge. As warehouse operations become more complex, software companies also are advancing their programs to ensure plant managers can benefit from that same ease of execution.
“A best-of-breed warehouse management system will result in near-perfect inventory accuracy and allow for complete traceability of all products,” says Jon Kuerschner, vice president of product management and consulting for Highjump Software, Minneapolis. “This visibility is crucial if, for example, a recall is ordered. Inventory accuracy will increase the productivity of warehouse employees because there is no time wasted looking for missing product or finding the next task. Workflow is optimized to minimize travel and maximize tasks. In addition, when customers consistently receive their orders on time and in full, it leads to the loyalty that facilitates long-term success.”