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Task Management with Multistage Tracking
One of the biggest challenges a project manager faces is the difficulty of tracking project progress once a project has been started. It can be difficult to

effort level task and resource tracking  as Actual Start, Actual Effort, Completed Date, and Remaining Estimate.) Information can be entered at the task level, or at the assignment level. Project Managers can then use these inputs to update the plan. Assignment List: Similar to Managed Task List, this approach has individual team members enter broad, high level information (such as actual start, actual effort, completed date, and remaining estimate) at their individual assignment level. Project Managers then use these inputs to update the plan.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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