3PLs Reflect: What Did and Did Not Work during the Holiday Season

3PLs (Third Party Logistics) are setting up meetings right now with experts in dynamic warehousing and distribution environments. Some processes were very successful during the 2018 holiday season, some were not. Companies across many industries leverage our value-added contract distribution solutions to control costs and improve efficiency: more 3PLs are turning to the experts at WarehouseOS to examine the best operational solutions for the next holiday season.

Ever-evolving consumer demand places pressure on supply chains to deliver faster and cheaper to all sales channels: from omni-channel distribution solutions for the largest retailers in North America to coordinated 3PL integration, WarehouseOS is helping to ensure inventory is synchronized across B2B and B2C channels.

Mastering online supply chain requires technology enablement and supply chain know-how and the reality is that one size does not fit all. WarehouseOS creates tailored eCommerce fulfillment solutions that drive cart-to-consumer visibility and optimize cost-to-serve the online consumer.

For growing companies looking to reduce upfront costs and improve scalability and 3PLs using WarehouseOS allows for multi-client warehousing facilities to provide the distribution infrastructure to support profitable business growth.

An easy to navigate user interface means warehouse personnel need almost no training before performing warehouse tasks. Receiving, put-away, picking, and packaging quickly become the easiest jobs on the floor. A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities.

Trusting warehousing and distribution to a third-party logistics provider has become one of the most impactful strategies for businesses serving multiple sales channels. Whether a retailer, distributor, or manufacturer of consumer goods, or industrial components expertise in dynamic supply chain environments is needed. It is not enough to simply have a technology solution.

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges: Speed to Market, Technology & People
Many 3PLs discovered this holiday season that their current technology environment did not allow for multidimensional SKU inventory management, or the ability to reserve and allocate inventory to individual store locations. Ultimately these pain points limited their ability to enter the rapidly growing online fulfillment arena of retail.

Other 3PLs discovered that existing facility locations were not optimized either geographically or within each facility operationally to service a new growth market. A high level of network redundancy exists due to utilization of satellite distribution locations.
In a time of low unemployment more 3PLs are discovering that their labor model is not equipped to expand and contract in alignment with the seasonal demands of the new market. A need for a more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective labor utilization is required to support expansion.

WarehouseOS works with 3PLs to address these and other pain points for the entire fulfillment calendar. Contact us for a demo at 801-938-7282 or https://warehouseos.com/contact-us/.