Case Study: Rapid implementation success for 3PL

On-boarding a warehouse management system to any size operation can feel like a daunting task. 3PL Implementation of WMS systems are often very costly, take a long time to integrate and require multiple days of onboarding for staff and management. Our client at Norcross faced those same challenges.
Case Study Rapid implementation success for 3PL

This small business wms needed a system within a 30-day timeframe. That is when modern tech and in-person support specialists make a difference.

Our team spent two workshop sessions and a full day on-site evaluating how the folks at WB wanted to run their operation. Very quickly our team of experts helped the customer team with recommendations on receiving stations, location management, and operations best practices to facilitate the implementation of a WMS.

Smart Palletization For A 3PL Implementation

PackemWMS allows admins to create Receipts before the product arrives at the dock. Receiving managers or operators can pull up these receipts and confirm quantities rather than having to manually input every count. Using this method (available out of the box with PackemWMS) the WB team was able to expedite the receiving process for customers whose counts don’t change often.

Any good warehouse management system should have the ability to create license plates for pallets with information about the number of cases, Lot#, expiration date, and receipt date.

To see more about pallet storage and pallet size.

In-Person Onboarding For Small Business WMS

Shifting from spreadsheets to a WMS is both exciting but also daunting to new customers. That’s why we believe in in-person support, especially during the first few days. Our team set up receiving stations, source label printers, barcode scanners, and all the necessary tools to ensure success at the receiving docks and shipping stations.

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Reports

Any good WMS for a 3PL implementation needs an easy-to-use automated report generator, WB’s customers had access to end-of-day reports for shipping, inventory counts, and receipts within minutes of implementation.

This allowed their customers to have real-time visibility to inventory and placing orders to avoid mistakes and confusion.

EDI Integration

EDI integration refers to the exchange of electronic business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between different systems within a warehouse management software ecosystem.

It enables seamless communication and data exchange between suppliers, vendors, and the warehouse management system itself.

Some of the common types of code transactions you hear when talking about EDI are

  • 850 : Purchase Orders
  • 855 : Acknowledgment of Order
  • 856 : Advance Ship Notice
  • 810 : Invoice Sent to Buyer

Our specifics on how we implement EDI and API integrations between WMS and ERP systems is explained in this link. EDI Integration

Support

Our customers aren’t simply customers, they are the heart and soul of our business. For a new operation such as WB’s in-person training ensured that admins and operators were successful in adopting best practices and using the WMS correctly. We offer a dedicated account manager to specifically support you and your team for four weeks after implementation.

Implementation of a warehouse management system has been a productivity and operational asset to Workforce Brokers from day one. An implementation phase of just 3 weeks is a testament to the flexibility of new technologies and the efficacy of our support model.

Try out PackemWMS 3PL Warehouse Manager for yourself, get in touch with our team, and request a free demo today.

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