What is a Warehouse Management System (WMS)?

What is a 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.

Who Uses Warehouse Management Systems?

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.

Why Use 3PL Central?

3PL Central is the leader in WMS solutions for 3PLs, partnering with our customers to quickly transform paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders who can focus on customer satisfaction, operate more efficiently, and grow faster.

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.  The product has grown exponentially, providing enterprise-class WMS functionality to a range of warehouse operations who are looking to employ a comprehensive SaaS (cloud-based) WMS solution.

Companies That Use Our Products

Our customers include 3PLs who focus on anything from pallet in/pallet out, ecommerce, or omnichannel fulfillment in variety of industries. 3PL Warehouse Manager is offered via an on-demand, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, enabling 3PLs to easily manage inventory, automate routine tasks, and deliver complete visibility to their customers.

Our software has enabled our customers 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.