Linking the Warehouse with IT
There can be a huge disconnect between the IT department and the warehouse when they try to accomplish common goals of improving efficiency and accessing information. It’s not that one is right and one is wrong, it’s that they look at the same function or goal in two very different perspectives. So how do you LINK the two worlds?
One way to LINK the two worlds is to implement a Warehouse Management Solution provided by a company that has experience and understands the world of warehousing as much as they understand technology. Interlink’s experience goes back 30 years. There have been a lot of advancements since the early years, but communication and logic are elements that have remained vital to successfully achieving common goals. In some ways, the WMS acts as a middle man and even a translator to both worlds.
Interlink works closely with the warehouse to understand the warehouse operations and with the IT department to integrate the system with business systems. Understanding the warehouse operations includes understanding every action that occurs or could occur on a day to day basis then fitting the actions and functions with the system. It’s important to have the system work as your operations work and not dictate how to run your operations. Because no two companies operate the same way, there may be times that custom programming is needed. This is where Interlink’s technology expertise provides the solution that is just right for business requirements. Our technical team has proven that there is nothing you can throw at them that they can’t handle.
Understanding the automated equipment that is used or will be used in the warehouse is important too. For example conveyors, scales, picking systems, and narrow aisle solutions all factor into the WMS interfacing and logic.
Experience and exposure to many different technologies, software solutions, management styles, equipment solutions and “tricks of the trade” that Interlink passes along, makes Interlink an instrumental resource for success in the warehouse.