Vendors of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) get it: What you want these days is a fast and cheap installation. In response, they're pushing the concept of software that comes preconfigured to the needs of specific industries—like retail or automotive or pharmaceuticals. Buy one of these packages, vendors say, and you can skip right over some of the programming work during the installation phase. But is it always the best fit for every company?
Click here to read more about preconfigured WMS in this article by James A. Cooke from the June 2009 edition of DC Velocity, and Bill Bastian II's thoughts on the matter.