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Whenever an organization wishes to optimize the performance of its multi-tier applications, the greatest challenge is imposed by the typical tools used.

Most of these “typical tools” only give a glimpse of what is going on from either a database or a CPU. These do not assess the performance from the user’s perspective.

But with Retail, all that changes.

Retail addresses this challenge by formulating a framework that monitors performance and diagnostic tools. It leverages the probes present in the system processes.

Yet that is not all; Retail does many other things to optimize the deployment of WMS. Let’s find out what those are.

Challenges Of Using a Decentralized Merchandising Management System

Having a decentralized Merchandising Management System can have several disadvantages.

While the idea of a localized Merchandising Management System was created by early WMS system adopters who wanted to prevent their entire WMS from faltering, since they worried that a single mishap could lead to delayed order shipments, they relied on localized servers for their supply chain.

This posed issues like:

Immense Operating Costs

One great issue arising from a decentralized Merchandising Management System is that of high operating costs. If you run various fulfillment operations, the cost multiplies. Irrespective of whether you are self-fulfilling or outsourcing, the cost factor is always there.

Issues With Full Oversight

Working with multiple distinct locations can hamper you from having a 360-degree understanding of your inventory, sales, and operations. This will call for periodic audits to ensure the systems match and everything is in place. The process is time-consuming and requires more effort and workforce.

Inventory Management is Strenuous

With your inventory decentralized, you require more time and better coordination to manage it. This also makes SKU management difficult.

Understanding Retail MMS

As the world leader in Digital Supply Chain Solutions, Retail MMS or Retail Merchandise Management System is lauded for being dynamic, cost-effective, and the simplest ERP solution ever existed.

Many retailers rely on Retail MMS for their supply chain optimization, and it runs on the IBM iSeries. It can also be called an AS400 warehouse management system.

Any company working with this AS400 warehouse management system need not rely on an army of IT professionals as the hardware has an integrated operating system and database.

Retail MMS offers integrated modules that aid in getting the best out of omnichannel retail. It uses data from product information management, purchasing/vendor cost, receiving and transfers, regular and promotional pricing, store sales/transaction audit, and eCommerce order that helps analyze the business.

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