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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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Trust: Key for a Successful Third Party Logistics Partnership

May 31, 2016 / by Weber Logistics posted in Public Warehousing, Third Party Logistics, Inventory Control

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With any good relationship’s foundation you will find trust. We constantly hear it. Just trust me. Without any backing or reasoning, just TRUST ME. Now if referencing dinner, okay… I trust you, but let’s raise the stakes… your life? your children’s lives? Not so easy now. Well for many their company is their life or their child. You can’t expect someone to trust you with their company’s livelihood just because you say so.

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Say Goodbye to End of Year Inventories

Dec 28, 2015 / by Weber Logistics posted in Warehouse operations, Logistics Technology, Inventory Control

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In the past, annual inventories were executed at the end of the year based on an organizations accounting year. While that was a method to get a good annual inventory count, it had its challenges with the following:

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3PL’s can Help with Seasonal Fluctuations

Dec 8, 2015 / by Weber Logistics posted in 3PL, Logistics Systems, Inventory Control

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As the final holiday push for many companies sends merchandise out of the warehouse and to retailers’ shelves, inventories become minimal and can leave many paying for empty warehouse space. Third party logistics providers are a great option for companies who have fluctuation in their inventories. To save costs, you need someone who can handle these fluctuations with an appropriate structure.

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