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WCS: Warehouse Control Systems

A Warehouse Control System (WCS) is a software application for driving material handling equipment and is often paired with a WMS or ERP system.  The WCS coordinates material handling systems to determine the most efficient product flow. 

The key to a WCS software is the real-time integration with the various material handling technologies.  In warehouses and distribution centers with automated conveyor system, the WCS will need to be tailored and configured to address customer-specific requirements for efficient routing of orders. Our WCS has integrated a large number of automated material handling equipment common in many facilities including:

  • Lower level conveyor controls systems (PLC)
  • Auto-Induction (box builders)
  • A-frames
  • Pick-to-Light
  • Consolidation (Put-to-Light)
  • Carousel
  • 1D and 2D Scanners
  • RFID Readers
  • Print & Apply machines
  • Weight-in-motion conveyor
  • Packing or Void fill machines
  • Sortation
  • Shipping systems
  • Palletizer robot