Solution Design


A Well-Planned Design Is the Foundation of Your Success

Whether you are upgrading your Warehouse Management System (WMS) to a newer version or embarking on a brand-new implementation, a flexible yet efficient WMS solution design is the key to success. At 4SIGHT, we focus on developing an in-depth understanding of your warehouse processes and strive to enable the best fit of your WMS for maximum ROI. The solution architects in our warehousing practice offer deep expertise on fit-gap analysis. They will provide you with a clear roadmap on how to adopt the base capabilities in your WMS package to address your processes while avoiding or minimizing the cost of customizations.

Another consideration for your project is how to achieve a seamless flow of information between systems. In fact, this is often the key differentiating factor for success in today’s digital economy. Your WMS does not operate in a silo! It has to continuously exchange data with upstream ERP systems, MHE systems, and external parcel carriers. 4SIGHT’s system architects and integration experts focus on evaluating your unique requirements so they can recommend the most efficient, least-cost design options.

4SIGHT's expertise with Solution Design combined with design best practices mean you get the highest quality solution delivered in the most cost‑effective manner.

  • Develop process analysis and definition
  • Perform fit-gap analysis
  • WMoS Upgrade Impact Analysis
  • Establish receiving/sorting/first receipt/Cubiscan/put-away strategy
  • Create permanent and dynamic pick location strategy
  • Establish inventory control strategy
  • Develop waving, picking, and cubing strategy
  • Define order consolidation, LTL strategy
  • Perform order streaming
  • Create replenishment strategy
  • Perform MHE integrations – unit sorters, pick-to-light, put-to-light, ASRS
  • Perform parcel rate shopping and parcel compliance
  • Complete EPI – Integration with “Logystix”external parcel carrier system
  • Perform ERP integration – interface landscape definition, mapping

Other Systems Implementation Services

Business Requirements Definition
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Accurately defining business requirements is critical to the success of every supply chain project. Without this step, your project is likely to have cost overruns, missed deadlines, unhappy associates, and performance mismatched to your customers’ expectations. The result of this difficult scenario is dissatisfied customers and a potential loss of business.

4SIGHT is experienced in developing comprehensive and accurate business requirement programs and documents. Our expertise and tools can lead your teams to higher project delivery accuracy, lower costs, and greater satisfaction for your associates, management, and customers.

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It all starts with planning! It doesn’t matter how large or small your project may be, our experts will work side by side with you and your team to find the best approach to your configuration needs. This may include components such as planning transportation requirements or determining where to offload product. The 4SIGHT team can also help you evaluate whether you have any specialized storage requirements or need to consider new automation options. You can work with our team to factor in any changes you foresee occurring in the next six, 12, or 18 months that may impact your operations.

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Implementation Roadmap
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Supply Chain Execution system implementations can be complicated and expensive endeavors. Success can lead to strategic advantages in the marketplace, while failure can be detrimental to a company’s livelihood.

4SIGHT’s Implementation Roadmap gives you the tools for success with the right preparation, resources, methodology, and leadership. 4SIGHT can assist you in implementing a successful SCE project quickly and effectively.

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Program Management
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Successful program management is critical to keeping your project teams aligned and focused on a single, well-structured goal. Without this coordination, the collection of tasks from the underlying projects may become disjointed, causing delays and cost overruns.

4SIGHT’s program managers leverage years of experience with our proven methodology and tools to guide your programs to a successful completion. We work directly with your team to determine the best path forward based on all goals and constraints.

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Having a strong, responsive support structure in place post implementation is key to your ability to achieve ongoing success with your new system. 4SIGHT experts have years of experience in supporting our clients as they learn the ins and outs of their new production environment and how it works. Having knowledgeable resources just a phone call away gives you the assurance you need to focus on your business while we manage any system issues and user concerns that arise.

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4SIGHT takes testing seriously when it comes to ensuring your new or upgraded system works just as you expect it to on day one. We focus on gaining a comprehensive understanding of your operations from every perspective to develop a thorough testing plan that encompasses all equipment, systems, and personnel.

Our goal is to help you detect and mitigate risks in each and every test cycle no matter how large or small your implementation project. 4SIGHT provides resources to support testing in many areas, including test management and tracking, technical and functional testing, user acceptance testing, and performance and automated testing.

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4SIGHT works with your team to create and execute a repeatable training curriculum for each process area that is clear and concise. All training material can be tied to your specific warehouse and process flows. We work to combine the operational and systematic flows so users not only learn the system, but are also prepared to understand how it helps them carry out their daily activities.

4SIGHT provides training methods that help associates learn quickly:

  • Hearing: Instructor-led training sessions
  • Seeing: Training guides and quick cards customized for your warehouse
  • Feeling: Interactive training environment provides real-world examples

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