What is WMS?
The Warehouse Management System, consisting of the Extended Warehousing Module and Transportation Module, will help modernize the Distribution Standard System that DLA Distribution and DLA Disposition Services use to conduct warehousing, depot and transportation functions.
WMS uses commercial, off-the-shelf software and offers benefits ranging from improved productivity and streamlined processes to better achieve audit readiness and reporting capabilities between DLA and customers. Predictability and efficiency are also gained through automation tools such as robots that pick items off shelves and computer-controlled systems that automatically place and retrieve loads from storage locations in DLA warehouses.
DLA’s Enterprise Business System, a supply system, is Systems Applications and Products-based, and the new WMS will also be SAP-based. This will align two of DLA’s major operating systems on a single software platform, reducing complexities and streamlining processes.