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What should you expect from your 3PL's WMS?

Nov 14, 2019 / by Todd Naramore posted in 3PL Outsourcing, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Fulfillment B2C, Metrics-KPIs, Inventory Control, Electronic Data Interchange, Warehouse

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It wasn’t that long ago that simply having a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) was a major selling point for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Over time, however, this technology has become commonplace, with just about all 3PLs having their own WMS bells and whistles to advertise.

But, while having a full-featured WMS may no longer be a differentiator for 3PLs, the way a 3PL uses the system certainly can be.

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An Introduction to EDI

Oct 25, 2016 / by Richard Grennon posted in Logistics Technology, Electronic Data Interchange

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What is EDI?  EDI is an acronym for Electronic Data Interchange and is commonly defined as: an electronic communication method that provides standards for exchanging data via electronic means without human intervention. 

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