How 3PL Providers Can Manage Multiple Client Workflows

The most important benefit delivered by a multiple-client public warehouse or third-party (3PL) logistics operator is a means for production and distribution companies to offload costly and complex logistics functions, thus freeing up valuable resources to focus on the core business.

To 3PL operators that assume these responsibilities, the fundamental challenge is to create and manage an operational matrix that can serve the goals and interests of many customers simultaneously. Typically these customers present a mix of often critical storage requirements, diverse product lines, and discrete packaging, scheduling and shipping demands. The 3PL operator must manage this mélange of requirements in an efficient and timely manner that both advances customers’ individual objectives and assures profitable warehouse operations.

This white paper discusses:
  • Ways to manage the matrix of concurrent activities that take place within a successful 3PL warehouse;
  • How 3PL management software solutions incorporate powerful tools for analysis, planning, and contemporaneous information gathering and reporting;
  • Several key management tools and capabilities for managing and controlling the processes.

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