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Investing in WMS

Learn how CSG was able to implement a WMS, despite a struggling wireless infrastructure.

In a recovering economy, everyone is trying to get more done with less. Because of this, technology as it relates to efficiency and accuracy is of the utmost importance, especially within the supply chain.

Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), a New York-based distributor of wine, spirits and other beverages, realized the importance of technology in helping to improve their supply chain. They needed a solution that would effectively manage the distribution of all of its products. Their 22 warehouses ranging in size was a determining factor in the need for a WMS that could streamline and automate once arduous processes.

They decided to implement SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application, utilizing voice recognition software, which would allow warehouse workers to receive instructions and send verbal confirmations.

However, in order to use SAP’s WMS to its full potential, CSG needed to upgrade its warehouses to a real-time data collection system, including both handheld and vehicle-mount mobile computers from LXE/Honeywell. With their new hardware, they were able to use Stay-Linked wireless terminal emulation software.

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