NorthStar WMS is a warehouse management system with integrated transportation management, vendor managed inventory, and order fulfillment applications. It is a .NET Web-based solution that can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise.
This solution is configurable, suited for any size company and specializes in supply chain solutions for a multitude of industries. Main verticals served include wholesale distribution, food processing, e-commerce and manufacturing.
NorthStar WMS provides visibility into specific warehouse sites, jobs, and orders for a complete view of inventory operations. Other features such as flat rate charges, space per square foot, item and activity levels, handling charges per container type, repacking, and generating invoices are all features offered within the NorthStar WMS system.
NorthStar offers pick, pack and ship capabilities, and can interface with major carriers such as FedEx, UPS, USPS, Stamps.com, as well as generic LTLs. It also interfaces with ERP, accounting systems, EDI, Web stores and other import/export options.
Transportation management features include route verification. Route drivers will have the ability to validate the delivery and speed up processing invoices. Some built in features include barcode scanning, touch screens, and signature capture available on your mobile electronic device.
NorthStar combines end-to-end services for installing, configuring, testing, and training for your company to make the transition smooth.
Diane from Rogers-Whitley
Employees number: 11-50 employees
I like the fact that the same people that made the promises during the sales process are the same people we have direct contact with. Furthermore, they always answer or return our calls promptly. They have continued to customize our experience to suit our unique business needs. We are a wholesale distribution company and all of our shipments will go through this system to retail stores across the country and abroad.
After talking to Software Advice we looked at a number of warehouse management systems and came away with awarding our business to NorthStar Automation. This was a major technology purchase for us and we appreciated the effort the NorthStar team did to make this the right choice.
Their project management team brought all of pieces together for integrating into our accounting system and our EDI partner, SPS. They also project managed resources for setting up the wireless network for the mobile barcode scanners and printers. The NorthStar WMS is a true pick, pack and ship system. Based on our business rules they set up the best pick logic and processes. At our pack stations we manage the packing process and best method of shipping off the same screen, also producing all shipping documents and shipping labels. The NorthStar WMS integrates to our carriers; FedEx, UPS, USPS and Stamps.com.. In conclusion we are now using real-time and accurate data and we now have reports we never even thought of before that help us drive and grow our business.
Paul from Duck Commander
Employees number: 51-200 employees
This is my first time starting up a warehouse operation and with NorthStars help we were able to accomplish setup and going live status in a small amount of time without hiring any outside help or consultants. We compared NorthStarWMS to 5 other companies and found NorthStarWMS to be our best option. We decided to purchase NorthStarWMS instead of leasing after watching a demonstration of the software. The warehouse statistics are presented to upper management by reports, KPI’s and charts, which is a big part of our companies decision making process. Anytime we want to improve a process, we contact customer service and after explaining what we’re trying to accomplish, we’re offered different options to accomplish the task. NorthStarWMS has been able to do everything we’ve asked for and more.
Continuous Improvements, Automations with scanners and printers, Intergration with Quickbooks, EDI, and Website. Options on Receiving , Pick ,Pack, and Shipping. Visibility of orders all the way to the customer. Visibility of inventory. Data gathering. We have never been on inactive status due to NorthstarWMS.
I don’t have any cons at this time
Kurt from Pedigree Ovens/Pound Bakery
Specialty: Consumer Packaged Goods
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Prior to purchasing, they came to our facility for 1 day and interviewed my people who would be using the software. After that they did a statement of work which detailed everything their software would do for us, implementation plan, the hardware required (label printers, mobile devices…etc), training process, all based on a fixed price.
They showed up on a Monday morning to train and we started receiving live on Monday afternoon, Tuesday we were pick/pack/shipping and Wednesday all parts of the WMS were live.
All features work as expected.
Great support, if they did not actually answer the phone when we called, we get a call back within an hour or less.
Easy setup with lots of config options.
Inventory control, lot tracking, recall reports.
Great pick/pack/ship features.
Both workstation software and mobile app are easy to use
Connection to QuickBooks works great, imports/exports sales orders, sales receipts, work order, etc.
I have no complaints.
Work with a company who is willing to come onsite, do a statement of work and give you a fixed price so you know exactly what you are getting and how much it will cost you.
Talk to other companies using the software, ask about their experience with the software and with support.
We purchased their on-premise version because we wanted to own it, but they also have a SaaS version for those who would rather rent.