As Shakespeare famously never said, “To host or not to host, that is the question.” In today’s evolving IT landscape, many companies are faced with this query when discussing IT strategy. New JDA projects, upgrade paths, and yearly budget reviews are just a few scenarios where hosting strategy finds a soapbox within IT departments around the world.
Warehouse Management Insiders
If you’ve ever spent hours allocating a 40K line wave or waited restlessly looking at the hour glass for your picks to get cancelled, you are not alone. One way to tackle this is to take advantage of the multi-threading capabilities that the new MOCA architecture supports in JDA WMS (formerly RedPrairie).
In a typical warehouse, order picking is the most manual, labor-intensive, and expensive operation. It can account for up to 60% of warehouse operating costs. Companies tend to focus on this area first because any improvement can positively impact their customer’s experience (think of transaction & delivery times, picking errors, product damage, etc.).