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World Distribution Services uses advanced logistics technology to give our customers the information they need, when they need it.

With convenient web portal access, WDS technology solutions take the complexity out of inventory and freight management.

With our systems, customers can easily manage logistics challenges, including:

  • Inventory Control
  • Warehouse Management
  • Data Collection
  • Order Input
  • Freight Management
  • Quoting
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Synapse Warehouse Management System

To maximize the efficiency and productivity of our warehouses, World Distribution Services uses Synapse by Zethcon as its Warehouse Management System (WMS).

We live in a "need to know it now" world.  Synapse provides our customers with real-time visibility via a secure web connection. Our customers have fast, 24/7/365 access to live inventory data and can retrieve key reports, enter orders and view activity anytime, anywhere through our convenient web portal.

The flexible and powerful core of Synapse is a browser-based system which includes complete inventory control functionality plus integrated RF data collection.  The advanced technology also makes it quick and easy to integrate into ERP, TMS, EDI, eCommerce shopping carts like Shopify, or other software systems such as SAP or QuickBooks.

Synapse uses a customizable setup approach which defines and enforces item-specific rules based on a multitude of criteria. For every transaction, Synapse automatically enforces rules, rates, processes, location selection, product rotation, packing, stacking and any other criteria associated with a particular item. This remarkably efficient approach enables us to better serve our customers.

Visibility

24/7/365 access to live inventory data
View activity, retrieve reports, & enter orders anytime, anywhere

Flexibility
Our systems flex to your needs with customizable rules, processes, rotations, reporting, & notifications
Power

Easily integrate into key systems: ERP, TMS, EDI, SAP, Quickbooks, & eCommerce shopping carts like Shopify

Inventory Control & Visibility

From the ground-up, Synapse was built specifically for warehouse management. With easily configurable functionality for receipts, putaways, transfers, counts, and picks, clients who use our Synapse WMS enjoy the following benefits:

  • Real-time visibility into all warehouse activity across multiple WDS locations
  • Truly live information - View freight status pallet-by-pallet as it flows through the warehouse
  • RF-driven operations - Unique barcoded license plates (LPs) are used to store & track inventory providing accuracy, transparency, & traceability
  • Achieve inventory accuracy levels up to 100%
  • Optimize warehouse space utilization
  • Real-time task management prioritizes urgent tasks & sophisticated put-away rules ensure pallets are stored in optimal locations for fast order fulfillment
  • Customizable business event notifications via email
  • Easily view shipment documentation like signed bills of lading
  • Automatically enforce item and pallet rules
  • Allow for most any combination of multiple units of measure
  • Comply with strict product rotation, track-and-trace, and quality control guidelines
  • Flexible configurations support a variety of stock rotation requirements, including FIFO, LIFO, FEFO, lot number, manufacture date, as well as support serial number tracking
  • Multiple picking methods allow WDS to handle diverse customer order & product activity profiles, including order, batch, line, zone, cluster, & label-based picking
  • Cycle counting scheduled by time, by location, by item or by product velocities
  • Quality holds & min/max alerts to notify when inventory dips below a certain level
  • Inventory replenishment rules ensure optimal stock to meet customer demand & avoid stockouts
  • Retail Compliance for UCC-128 labeling & Advance Shipment Notices (ASN)
  • Threshold scanning of freight as it's loaded on the truck ensures the right orders are going to the right places at the right time
  • eCommerce shopping cart integrations (Shopify, etc.)
  • Seamless integration with parcel shipping
  • Meet inventory management needs of Global 500 firms as well as growing businesses
  • Order transmission capabilities: EDI, flat file, web order entry
  • Communication methods: APIs & FTP

In addition to complete inventory control functionality, Synapse's built-in intelligence recognizes item velocity, seasonality, stackability and other criteria which maximizes space utilization.

Integrated, Real-Time RF Data Collection

Synapse features RF-enabled support for receiving, put away, inventory counting, scan in/scan out, inquiry and re-warehousing, and order picking.

These capabilities enhance accuracy, accountability, and traceability.

RF Scanning inventory in the WDS Savannah warehouse
RF Scanner - RF Picking - Scan in/scan out RF capabilities

CargoWise One

CargoWise One (CW1) is a software solution designed to increase productivity and improve integration, automation, and communication with the supply chain.  At World Distribution Services, we use CW1 to handle and manage our CFS shipments.

Learn more: What is a Container Freight Station (CFS)?

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WOMBaT Warehouse Operations Management Tool

WOMBaT (Warehouse Operations Management by a Team) is an internal, web-based application that was created by our software developer, Leo Shuder.  WOMBaT is a scheduling and yard management tool used to track containers, appointments, and projects.  WOMBaT also sends out notifications to our drayage partners when containers are ready to be returned to the port or ramp.

LTL Portal

Managing less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments can be a time-consuming process.  Easily manage tasks like price quoting, determining freight classes, and tracking shipments across multiple common carriers in one place through our LTL Portal.

Let WDS take the complexity out of LTL shipping and request a login today!

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Interested in learning more?

Want to learn more about how our sophisticated warehouse management technology and experienced team can improve your supply chain process?  Contact us today!