At the speed WMS and distribution operations technology is evolving, it’s difficult to know which vendor is right for you. Focused on what you need and your customers demand, we develop holistic, long-term strategies for your warehouse management system.
We know that technology alone isn’t the answer. We founded Longbow as experts in distribution center operations before becoming experts in supply chain execution technologies. With our team of supply chain experts can overcome any complex distribution and logistics challenge.
We take pride in knowing that we utilize the right data set, understand and implement the right technologies, and have the right people to help. WMS implementations can be complex, so our Warehouse Management Services team strives to make yours simple with a proven, repeatable methodology – ABCD (Assess, Build, Confirm, Deploy).
We map out every step and milestone, from the initial facility walk-through to cutover, training and support, to ensure that your project stays on schedule and within budget.
This stage starts with kickoff and finishes with sign-off on the plan. In between, we develop the vision and requirements to take your WMS from current state to future state.
The heavy lift starts with a setup workshop. Then, we move through applications and report development, archiving setup, system integration and testing to conference room pilot (CRP) and solution signoff.
Technology and training are central to this stage. We test integration, verify performance with test scenarios and test scripts (to exercise basic and deep exceptions to processes) and hold a mock go-live. Meanwhile, customized staff-wide training is underway.
Go live! After assuring system readiness, we make the cut-over, providing comprehensive support throughout the transition and beyond.
Find out how Longbow helped a leading North American 3PL dramatically improve system performance – enabling the company to host 5 times the number of clients on its RedPrairie (now part of Blue Yonder) WMS.