Traditional WMS, management and coordination of logistics is: manual, non-automated.
But the future trend is towards automated and intelligent warehouse logistics, and modern WMS must support automated equipment, especially robots, from the core architecture.
That is, a modern WMS must be able to manage both the warehouse system and the logistics system.
Logistics is divided into onsite logistics and offsite logistics.
The logistics in the field is done by mobile robots, intelligent unmanned forklifts, stacker cranes, intelligent sorting equipment, etc.
Currently automated, intelligent off-site logistics (self-driving) is still not practical, such as unmanned trucks.
The difference between managing people and managing robots is very significant: people < documents, robots < instructions; robots can be globally optimized; ability to quickly recover from equipment failures ......
Only by supporting the management of in-field logistics from the core architecture can we take full advantage of automated and intelligent equipment.
The system is designed to consider the next decade to achieve a truly unmanned, lights-off factory for the entire process.