What is a Warehouse Management System (WMS)?
A Warehouse Management System, or WMS, is used to record and manage almost all activity inside a physical warehouse of goods. This includes everything from shipping, to receiving, putaway, picking, packing, and more. If the warehouse is public, the system can also monitor the ownership of each item by customer.
Sophisticated WMS systems are also designed to integrate with a wide range of internal and external software systems, including Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Supply Chain Management Systems, Inventory Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems, Barcode Scanning Systems, and eCommerce platforms.
Such systems can also communicate with other customers, vendors, and suppliers through technologies like Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and UCC-128 Label Printing.
Warehouse Management Systems are used by a wide range of operations charged with managing, shipping, and monitoring physical inventory. This can include both public warehouses, known as Third Party Logistics companies (3PLs), as well as private warehouses.
Private warehouses are operated by businesses in almost every major industry, including healthcare, automotive, cold storage, medical supply, aeronautics, telecommunications, consumer goods, electronics, computers, and more.
3PL Central’s WMS solutions, 3PL Warehouse Manager and yourkey logistics, provide easy-to-use, on-demand warehouse management software for 3PLs, public warehouses and warehouse operations of all kinds, helping them run more efficiently, grow their business and satisfy all of their customers, partners, and vendors.
3PL Central is a leader among on-demand supply chain software providers, offering warehouse management solutions that are robust, reliable, secure, cost-effective and easy to use. A proven success in the challenging 3PL warehouse environment, 3PL Warehouse Manager was the first on-demand Warehouse Management System (WMS) built specifically for 3PLs. Its sister product, Red Rock Warehouse Manager WMS, benefits from robust functionality, affordability and the years of experience 3PL Central has in the cloud environment serving the warehousing and logistics industry. The products have grown exponentially, providing enterprise-class WMS functionality to a range of warehouse operations who are looking to employ a nimble SaaS WMS solution.
Our customers include everyone from small-to-medium sized 3PLs to private Fortune 500 distribution centers. 3PL Warehouse Manager and yourkey logistics are offered via an on-demand, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, enabling 3PLs, public warehouses and warehouse operations of all kinds to access a world-class WMS solution for a low monthly fee.
Our software has enabled our clients to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of supply chain execution software while freeing them from the traditional “buy, upgrade and maintain” software cycle.