Softeon Spells Out
ABC’s of WMS
September 29, 2021
Softeon has released a new
Glossary of Terms for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
to allow team
members to better understand the jargon and acronyms commonly used in WMS projects.
Of course, every area of supply chain software has its own vocabulary
and terms, often used by vendors, consultants and internal staff with
significant experience in any given area.
This is certainly the case with Warehouse Management System projects,
involving software that manages, controls and optimizes inventory, labor
and equipment in a distribution center. Terms such as “cluster picking,”
“countback,” and “soft allocation” – to name just a few – are commonly
used in warehouse software implementations.
Knowing the meaning of all these terms can be a challenge for anyone,
but especially for personnel outside the distribution focus, such as
transportation, IT, customer service and other functions that are
commonly also on WMS selection or implementation teams.
The Softeon WMS Glossary of Terms was designed to help everyone “get on
the same page” relative to terms and jargon. Organized alphabetically,
the glossary contains detailed definitions for almost 100 commonly used
and essential terms. Each definition can be reviewed individually
on-line, or the complete glossary can be downloaded as a printable pdf
"Softeon has developed an excellent tool that will be very useful for
companies throughout the life of a WMS project, with many clear and
concise definitions that team members can quickly reference if they are
uncertain exactly what some of these terms mean,” said Kevin Hume, a
project executive at consulting firm Through-Put Partners.
“This is a useful guide that many may want to have handy throughout a
WMS project lifecycle,” said Dan Gilmore, chief marketing officer at
Softeon, adding “When a term is used that someone doesn’t know the
meaning of, there is a high probability they’ll find it in the Softeon