Warehouse Management

Control demand, supply, labor, and automation across your entire network with Manhattan Active® Warehouse Management. The leading cloud-native, evergreen, and extensible WMS in the industry.

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Manage Allocation

Power intelligent allocation for maximum pick density.

Break Barriers

Integrated processing for retail, wholesale, and direct.

Optimal Order Picking

Use the optimal method of pick by either batch, individual, wave-like, or wave-less.

Seamless Automation Connecting

Connect any automation from any vendor; reduce point-to-point integrations.

Easy Automation Coordination

Coordinate orchestration across any kind of automation or robotics.

Faster Connectivity

Pre-certified plug-in connectivity for automation.

Actionable Insights

Take action with insights that allow ‘see and do’ supervision.

Agile Decision-Making

Make better decisions faster with real-time agility.

Improved Morale

See higher job satisfaction by experiencing advanced autonomy, mastery, and connectedness.

Unlimited Visibility

Observe unlimited enterprise-wide visibility ranging from the highest level of your organization to the lowest.

Simultaneous Fulfillment Processing

Get simultaneous processing of wholesale, retail, and direct fulfillment.

Everything in One App

Manage inventory, orders, labor, automation, and transportation all on one app.

Unified Distribution Control

Run the entire enterprise from a single app with command of fulfillment, labor, slotting, and automation.

Unified Planning

Optimize order fulfillment with machine learning that maximizes efficiency, productivity, and profitability—while simultaneously processing retail, wholesale, and direct demand.

Unified Execution

Eliminate barriers to efficiency like 'pick type' and 'order type' by orchestrating put-away, picking, slotting, sorting, and packing activities simultaneously.

Unified Automation

Use technology to your advantage to simplify the process and save time.

The Manhattan Active® Platform

A cloud-native, evergreen, and extensible foundation engineered to handle the most complex supply chain networks in the world.

Composable Microservices

API-first architecture with automated scalability, resiliency, and availability. Every component is part of a shared application platform.

Innovation Independence

Our low code, no code, your code development strategy means you pick what method of configuration and customization works best for you—with as much support as you want or need.

Continuous Updates

Every 90 days, all Manhattan Active solutions automatically receive new features and enhancements.

Manhattan’s WMS Leads the Gartner Magic Quadrant

A Recognized Leader

Manhattan’s WMS is a 14-time leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, earning the top spot for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.


What you’ll need to know about Warehouse Management Systems.

A warehouse management system (WMS) is software to help organize warehouse operations. 

A WMS is designed to control movement and storage of materials, track inventory, manage stock, and optimize picking and packing of orders. A WMS can also be integrated with other software—such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transportation management systems (TMS)—to offer an end-to-end view of the supply chain.

Because a cloud-native warehouse management system (WMS) is designed to run on cloud infrastructure—rather than on-premises servers—it offers:

  • Scalability—reducing costs and improving efficiency by scaling up or down to meet changing needs.
  • Flexibility—accessible anyplace with an internet connection, to manage distribution from unlimited locations.
  • Cost savings—eliminating expensive hardware, IT infrastructure, and downtime for system upgrades
  • Automatic updates—ensuring access to security updates and the latest version of software.
  • Data security—protecting sensitive  data with features such as data encryption and multi-factor authentication.
  • Collaboration—enabling multiple users to work simultaneously to improve productivity.
  • Integration—syncing with systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transportation management systems (TMS) to provide a  comprehensive view of the entire supply chain.

Unlike most cloud solutions, the Manhattan Active® WMS is engineered to be extensible—allowing users to add their own logic, integrations, and customizations without negatively affecting updates. 

Both are software solutions to manage warehouse operations. Each has a different focus. 

A WMS manages inventory by tracking inventory, stock locations, and stock movements, and can also be used to optimize picking and packing, while  providing real-time visibility of warehouse operations.

A WES optimizes warehouse processes such as receiving, picking, packing, and shipping, often via advanced automation or robotics. It increases efficiency by automating repetitive tasks and reducing manual labor, while providing features such as real-time task tracking, work optimization, and automated replenishment.

WMS and WES can be used together to improve visibility and efficiency.

AI and machine learning assist with tasks too time-consuming to perform manually. Some examples: 

  • Inventory management—Algorithms  predict demand and optimize inventory levels—reducing both stock-outs and surpluses.
  • Automating tasks—Receiving, picking, packing, and shipping can be automated to increase efficiency.
  • Actionable insights—Real-time visibility, helping to identify bottlenecks and make adjustments.
  • Work optimization—Arranging  work assignments to reducing labor costs and increase productivity.
  • Personalization—Providing recommendations based on past interactions.

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