Systems and Automation for Third Party Logistics (3PL)
Third Party Logistics (3PL) has become an essential part of the distribution process for many companies. 3PL companies assume the role of order fulfillment and shipping. Contracts may be temporary or long term, and inventory may vary greatly from small items to large products that require special handling. These variables pose great challenges in managing the fulfillment process.
Many 3PL’s are often labor intensive due to risk in contracts and inventory variation concerns. There are many modular types of systems that benefit these environments. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution that answers every variation, however, QMI Services offers systems to remove much of the touch labor and manual handling associated with receiving and slotting products, order picking, packing, and shipping.