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Warehouse Management Software (WCS)

Material handling is a driver for business growth. A warehouse control system (WCS) helps you get the most out of your engine. WCS integrates with your operation’s equipment and systems, including your warehouse management system (WMS), and opens opportunities to automate your operation.

Meeting the future

The demands placed on material handling operations are continually increasing. Resilience and organization used to be enough to maintain the smooth operation of warehouses and manufacturing facilities. However, with escalating customer demands, evolving competition, and compounded issues related to labor and space constraints, incorporating advanced automation becomes a strategic necessity to sustain growth and operational excellence. A WCS can instantly track and share real-time data across advanced automated operations. 


Your operation may have already taken the first steps in automating your warehouse by investing in a WMS. If you are wondering why a WCS may also be necessary for further automation, you are not alone. Although there can be some crossover in the functionality of a WMS and WCS, the two software play distinctly different roles.

Your WMS works as a planning tool at a high level for all items and orders. A WCS works second-by-second to ensure that all systems in your warehouse are communicating and working in harmony. Information is sent back and forth from the WCS to any of your other management software to ensure an efficient and accurate operation.

Software that simplifies

A busy warehouse has different people and equipment at each stage of its operation. But products can only ship as quickly as the slowest step. WCS controls multiple systems such as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, and order picking and fulfillment systems. By centralizing the control and monitoring of these systems, bottlenecks and problems can be found instantly, ensuring your operation is running at its maximum potential.

UltraStore WCS 

When you invest in an UltraStore AS/RS from ISD, our accompanying UltraStore WCS is seamlessly included, ensuring the optimal utilization of the AS/RS within your operational framework. The UltraStore WCS not only controls the storage locations and item details but also can be customized to your business necessities. In manufacturing, the UltraStore WCS can be linked to sequencing requirements to ensure that products are being loaded onto trailers in the correct order for assembly. In distribution and fulfillment, the UltraStore WCS can optimize your order-picking and replenishment processes, cutting down on labor while maximizing resources. Find out if the ISD UltraStore package is the right fit for you.

Control automation with confidence

Each of our manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution clients comes with unique requirements. However, they all share a common need for software to optimize their investments in automation. Whatever their situation, we recommend and integrate software solutions that drive warehouse operations to peak productivity.

Some software we work with other than WCS include:

Todd Emmons

“I wanted to express my appreciation for the exceptional job your team did on our ASRS expansion project. Completing the project ahead of schedule exceeded our expectations and showcased your teams project management skills getting all materials delivered on time and scheduling work around production downtime. Job well done!”  

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