A warehouse control system (WCS) is a type of software that directs the real-time activities within warehouses and distribution centers. It integrates with the WMS (warehouse management system) in order to keep everything running smoothly and maximize the efficiency of the material handling subsystems.
The WCS is designed to interact with and control the automated equipment that is being leveraged within the facility. This may include everything from basic conveyors to more complex systems such as sorters, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), goods-to-person, palletizing/depalletizing, print and apply (PANDA), and other technologies.
Related Terms: Warehouse Management System (WMS)