The "WMS Buyer's Guide," published by the Distribution Group, is a new book that provides a step-by-step process for selecting a warehouse management system (WMS). It begins by introducing the basics of what a WMS is, how it can benefit your operations and some of the applications of a well-designed system.
It then shows you how to develop an effective business case for implementing a WMS, as well as offers a step-by-step process for selecting a system and vendor. Several sample documents are included to help the reader evaluate different systems. These documents can be modified to meet a user's specific requirements.
The "Guide" also includes a detailed vendor directory listing functional and technical specifications for more than 80 warehouse management systems, along with the vendor contact information.
"WMS Buyer's Guide" is published by, which provides highly focused publications to help warehouse and distribution center managers improve the performance of their operations.