The complexity of the warehouse environment is an ideal fit for wireless and mobile technology that simplifies the management of inventory through automated identification and data capture (AIDC) systems such as RFID and bar coding. By enabling the tracking of all activities inside the warehouse, you can dramatically cut costs while boosting the efficiency and accuracy of every step in the process - or create new processes only possible with mobility and an warehouse management system (WMS).

Even though it continues to gain added functionality, the core purpose of a WMS system remains as follows; Directed picking, replenishment, and putaway are the keys to inventory management. The intelligence within a warhouse management system will determine where to stock, where to pick and in what sequence to perform these operations.