3PL Central Launches First On-Demand Warehouse Management System Designed Specifically For Public & Third-Party Warehouses

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3PL Warehouse ManagerT announces immediate availability of sophisticated WMS technology for small to mid-sized public warehouses

Orem, UT – September 18, 2006 – 3PL Central today announced the immediate availability of 3PL Warehouse ManagerT, the first on-demand Warehouse Management System (WMS) designed to provide small to mid-size warehouse operators with enterprise-class warehouse management functionality at an affordable price. Additionally, 3PL Central announced its first live customer of 3PL Warehouse Manager, JAM’N Logistics Inc. JAM’N Logistics, a multi-warehouse operation with over 55 customers based in Los Angeles, selected 3PL Central to supply a web-based WMS solution that could be quickly deployed to new warehouses and provide advanced billing management functionality through 3PL Warehouse Manager’s Billing WizardT.

“Because it is web-based, we can deploy 3PL Warehouse Manager in a matter of days, which allows us to quickly open overflow warehouses and stay ahead of customer needs,” said Chris Thiel, General Manager, JAM’N Logistics. “3PL Central has given us an affordable, cutting edge WMS solution which has significantly improved our operations and has enabled our customers to perform their own inventory checks and package tracking.” JAM’N Logistics has been successfully using 3PL Warehouse Manager for over one year.

3PL Warehouse Manager, “Affordable, On-demand Warehouse Management”

3PL Warehouse Manager is the first web-based, on-demand warehouse management system focused on public and third party warehouses with the functionality necessary to run multi-customer, multi-warehouse and multi-user facilities. Advanced functionality typically only found in high-cost traditional WMS applications, such as Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), RedPrairie, and SSA Global (NASDAQ: SSAG), is now available to any sized warehouse operation starting at $295 per month. 3PL Warehouse Manager includes advanced functionality including billing management, returns management, real-time online reporting and EDI integration.

“Now smaller facilities can handle sophisticated customer needs like multi-warehouse reporting and online inventory access without having to spend possibly hundreds of thousands in technology,” said John Watkins, president and CEO of 3PL Central. “3PL Warehouse Manager provides the advanced functionality of traditionally deployed WMS solutions through a scalable delivery model that our customers can grow with and afford.”

One of 3PL Warehouse Manager’s true innovations is ease of setup and use. Due to its on-demand or Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture, the web-based application can be purchased, configured and fully operational within one day. The on-demand software model completely eliminates the need for purchasing expensive computer equipment, lengthy installations or on-going software maintenance fees. The only requirements to use 3PL Warehouse Manager are a computer with an Internet browser, a printer, and Internet access. 3PL Central handles all data security, backups and technology updates so clients are ensured of the highest system reliability.

Some of the key features that 3PL Warehouse Manager’s on-demand solution provides are:

  • Multi-Customer, Multi-warehouse and Multi-user support
  • Billing WizardT – Billing Management module that ensures the accurate capture of customer billings at the time of the transaction including services provided and materials used.
  • Online global inventory visibility and transaction history
  • EDI data transfers
  • Returns Management
  • Real-time comprehensive reporting

Said John Watkins, “As JAM’N Logistics illustrates, there is a need for cost-effective, sophisticated WMS technology that allows smaller public warehouses the ability to attract and support larger and more profitable customers. We believe 3PL Warehouse Manager is perfectly positioned to fill this market need.”

About 3PL Central

3PL Central, a new breed of software provider offering on-demand supply chain software focused on the needs of 3PLs, public and third party warehouses. 3PL Central offers a variety of software including 3PL Warehouse ManagerT the first on-demand Warehouse Management System (WMS) focused on providing small and mid-size public warehouse operations enterprise-class WMS functionality. All of 3PL Central’s products are offered via an on-demand, or Software as a Service (SaaS) model, enabling 3PLs and public warehouses access to cutting edge software at a low monthly fee and significantly reducing the total cost of ownership of supply chain execution software from the traditional “buy, upgrade and maintain” software cycle. For more information, visit www.3PLCentral.com.

About JAM’N Logistics

JAM’N Logistics is a premium service provider of third party warehousing, distribution and packaging services. JAM’N Logistics has facilities that are centrally located within the Los Angeles area with convenient access to the Ports of Long Beach / Los Angeles, LAX, major freeway and railway systems. JAM’N Logistics opened its first dock-high door in 1993 and has been opening doors and satisfying customers ever since. Currently, JAM’N Logistics operates 260,000 square feet in two warehouses and plans to add over 50,000 square feet later this year. For more information on JLC contact us at [email protected].