Warehouse management systems
|Publication Date:||1 September 2015|
|ICS Code (Purchasing. Procurement. Logistics):||03.100.10|
|ICS Code (Storing. Warehousing):||55.220|
|ICS Code (IT applications in trade):||35.240.63|
The present standard describes task and performance areas that define an IT system as a warehouse management system (WMS). To this end, it defines the necessary terms and acronyms, describes the administrative and functional environment and addresses customary ways of integrating a WMS into superordinate or subordinate IT systems.
In current language, the term "warehouse management" is used to describe the management, control and optimisation of storage and distribution systems. The fundamental functions of warehouse managementcover quantity and storage location management and control as well as disposition of conveying means. In addition the scope of a WMS as per this view also comprises complex methods and means for controlling system statuses as well as various operational and optimisation strategies. Thus, the task of a WMS is to manage and optimise intra-company storage systems.
See ISO/IEC 2382 for definitions on concepts related to the technical environment of a WMS (operating systems, servers, clients, databases, etc.). Warehouse management systems necessitate that these subordinate system layers ensure throughput, data quality, and data stability as required for the WMS to perform its tasks.