Dan Gilmore and Joe Lynch discuss WMS in the Cloud. Dan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Softeon, a global provider of innovative supply chain solutions that delivers supply chain success – every time.


About Dan Gilmore

Dan Gilmore is a recognized thought leader in WMS, with experience prior to his role at Softeon as the founder of Supply Chain Digest, CMO at RedPrairie (now BlueYonder) and as lead WMS analyst at META Group (later acquired by Gartner). Earlier in his career, he led the implementation of two major WMS projects for Forte Industries.

About Softeon

Softeon’s track record of 100% success spans 20+ years and proof points at more than 125 supply chain performance leaders, including USP Supply Chain Solution,  Sears Home ServicesDuluth Trading Co., ConMed, DoItBest, The Honest Company, Casey’s StoresSony, Lenovo, Saddlecreek Logistics, Peter Millar and many more. Our customer base ranges from Fortune 50 companies to medium sized businesses and logistics service providers. Our extremely broad suite of supply chain solutions – provided on a single, integrated services-based technology platform – has three anchors: the Softeon Warehouse Management System (WMS)Warehouse Execution System (WES), and Distributed Order Management (DOM) system

Key Takeaways: Understanding WMS in the Cloud

  • In the podcast interview, Joe and Dan discuss WMS in the cloud.
  • Dan Gilmore is the CMO of Softeon, a global provider of innovative supply chain solutions that delivers supply chain success – every time.
  • Gartner research has a very favorable opinion of Softeon’s WMS.
  • Check out the research here: Gartner Critical Capabilities for Warehouse Management Systems 2022
  • WMS stands for warehouse management system, which is a set of policies and processes intended to organize the work of a warehouse or distribution center, and ensure that the facility can operate efficiently and effectively.
  • Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
  • Cloud computing has many advantages and technology leaders like Softeon architect their solutions to work seamlessly with the cloud.
  • The WMS market was slow to move to the cloud, but now that some of the original concerns are recognized as overblown, the industry is embracing cloud computing.
  • Advantages of cloud computing:
    • Lower Cost Implementations:
    • More Rapid Time-to-Value:
    • Lower Upfront Costs vs license:
    • Much Lower Internal IT costs over time – don’t want to be IT infrastructure business
    • Portability
  • Softeon’s broad suite of supply chain solutions improve customer’s operations and enhance their own customer’s satisfaction and experience.
  • Softeon’s three flagship products are 1.) Warehouse Management System (WMS), 2.) Warehouse Execution System (WES) and 3.) Distributed Order Management (DOM) System – solutions increasingly deployed together.
  • Many of the world’s best supply chains are powered by Softeon, including UPS Supply Chain Services, Sears Home Services, Duluth Trading Co., Saddlecreek Logistics, Lenovo, The Honest Company, Casey’s General Stores, Denso, Suncast, Sony, Universal Music Group, Optum Rx and many more.

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