The global third party logistics (3PL) market is estimated to reach more than USD 1.7 trillion by 2025 according to recent research by Mordor Intelligence. E-commerce is primarily fuelling this growth through the outsourcing of logistics processes, including inventory management, warehousing, and order fulfilment. For e-commerce companies successful order fulfilment has never been a more vital part of their process, customer expectations far exceed what was the ‘norm’ only a year ago and so as they grow and their customer obligations become ever more complex they can often find that fulfilling orders in-house is no longer feasible, leading them to outsource their fulfilment to a 3PL company.
A warehouse management system software solution will allow your 3PL to efficiently:
- Track inventory
- Manage orders
- Plan and optimize shipments
- Improve customer service
Benefits of 3PL WMS
Why choose Indigo Software?
To win business in an increasingly competitive market the best 3PL companies need to deploy the latest software technologies to efficiently and flexibly manage their multi-client businesses.
This is where a warehouse management system (WMS) solution is able to deliver major benefits and give your 3PL the competitive edge. A WMS will significantly boost your 3PL’s ability to effectively manage the shared-space warehouse environment including streamlining processes, tracking shipments, and locking down your receiving processes so retaining real-time visibility of the 3rd party order fulfilment process. A WMS will also give you the tools to help customise and expand your range of offerings such as shortened delivery timescales, end-to-end logistics and omni-channel solutions.
Indigo Software has been an expert in warehouse management solutions for over 40 years and our Indigo WMS software is an award winning, best-of-breed warehouse management solution proven in numerous business critical operations around the globe.
Indigo Software’s team of highly knowledgeable consultants have extensive real-world experience, ensuring a practical and business process focused solution, rather than just an IT led solution for your 3PL business. Our ethos is to do the right things in the best possible way.
Indigo can also meet all of your 3PL warehouse hardware needs including barcode scanners, voice picking headsets, label printers, batteries, LCD screens and wireless infrastructure.
To 3PL or not? Are you in the 20% of companies looking to in-source?
Whether you are a manufacturer, e-retailer or a distributor, outsourcing your logistics to a 3PL can seem an attractive proposition. No warehouse to run, no resourcing issues, no need to invest in technology.
So why is it that based on our recent experience, 20% of the companies now approaching Indigo for our warehouse management expertise, are looking to in-source their warehousing operations? They want to move away from using 3PLs and instead invest in warehouse management software like Indigo WMS, to develop their own, internal logistics capabilities. Read our blog for more information.