Not that long ago, only the Fortune 500 could afford a best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS). In fact, not that long ago, only the big guys felt they needed supply chain software solutions.
Today, even small to mid-size distributors are looking to technology to streamline their business processes, says Eric Allais, CEO of PathGuide Technologies, a provider of real-time WMS systems.
“Even small distributors in the $80 to $100 million range have to meet quality and compliance issues and provide value-added services to remain on the short list as a valid supplier,” says Allais. “That’s what our customers are losing sleep over.”