Our mobile applications, advanced algorithms, and consolidated reporting allow you to get a bird’s eye view of your customers’ inventory.
Tailored Client Portals
Give each of your customers access to their own web based portal that puts them in control of their business information.
Provide a seamless experience for your clients with our custom branding and allow Logiwa to fit your brand.
Advance 3PL Billing
Save time and prevent headaches by providing customizable billing options for your clients.
Automate Fulfillment Processes
With multiple customers, automating the fulfillment process frees your employees up to handle the things that really need their attention.
Set Client Specific Rules
Easily configure your warehouse operations based on specific customer requests.
Logiwa enables 3PL companies to manage multiple operations in the same facility inharmony.
A 3PL company’s most indicative growth factor is launching new warehouses. Logiwa 3PL Software helps manage all warehouses centrally with consolidated reporting. Our system provides integrated and standard services to a single client across multiple warehouses.
The 3PL industry is highly competitive, and one of its main problems is the high fixed costs from logistics in-sourcing. By offering dynamic pricing to clients, you can efficiently cut in-sourcing costs for clients and draw them to your business.
Dynamic pricing should be based on different criteria for different industries, and that criteria should be priced at scale for different company sizes. Logiwa’s 3PL Software offers advanced and flexible billing functionality that is capable of managing all pricing aspects of client contracts including billing periods.
Start managing your inventory and fulfilling your clients' orders right away with easy and effortless setup. Logiwa 3PL WMS offers exactly what “new age B2C fulfillment” businesses need – nothing more, nothing less.
We offer advanced warehousing functionality , seamless order management and expertise for inventory management tailored to you.
Your 3PL services several warehouses, each with complex needs. Fortunately, you’re really good at what you do - kitting, labeling, picking, and packing are a breeze.
Billing for all of those services on the other hand? Not so much.
Don’t Lose through Inaccurate Billing
The billing process shouldn’t eat into your company’s profit margins, but for many 3PLs, it does. With a range of services and customized billing cycles, 3PLs must routinely conduct manual interventions. This increases the risk of error and forgotten invoices, leading to lost revenue and jeopardized cash flow.
Automate Activity Based Billing
With a sophisticated client billing automation functions in your warehouse management system (WMS), you can automatically account for charges including:
You can also accommodate a range of billing schedules based on your 3PL contracts including:
Plus, you can easily produce reports and billing statements.
Whether you’re an e-commerce retailer with multiple warehouses or a 3PL logistics company servicing clients from several distribution centers, a multi-warehouse management system is essential.
If you’re a retailer, adding more warehouses to your supply chain is a key part of growing your business. It’s also how you embrace an omnichannel retail strategy. Of course, this introduces new challenges. Managing one warehouse is challenging enough as it is. Without the right people, processes, and tools, managing several can be a complicated nightmare.
Consolidate Inventory in Multi-Warehouses
Similarly, if you’re a 3PL company, your network might include several warehouses for countless clients. Losing track of items or falling behind is not an option. Without the right systems in place, a mere spike in business can overwhelm the most experienced 3PLs.
What you need is access to a cloud based multi-warehouse management system that provides visibility over your entire warehouse ecosystem. This system must provide real-time inventory data for the entire network, calculate safety stock, and trigger purchase orders accordingly.
A web based multi-warehouse management system must also provide accurate data on your best selling items within specific channels and across all of your channels combined. These insights allow you to develop effective strategies for allocating goods to certain warehouses.
Assign Orders to the Right Warehouse
In addition, your cloud based 3PL software should streamline the flow of orders from your sales channels to your order pickers. It should include integration for popular channels like Amazon FBA, Shopify, and Oberlo. Plus, a great system allows automatic order routing, so customer orders are instantly sent to the best warehouse for each job.
Finally, your multi-warehouse management system should empower you to employ warehouse management best practices. As your warehouse grows, embracing strategies like cross-docking and wave picking can enhance productivity, streamline workflows, and eliminate warehouse waste.
Your 3PL customers are also regular consumers. This means that when they engage with your 3PL, they expect the same digital-first, self-serve options they enjoy when they shop online, manage their banking, check their email, or do their taxes. When customers have access to the information they need right at their fingertips, your 3PL experiences fewer inquiries and spends less time retrieving customer information.
Satisfy Customers through Customer Portal
With the right 3PL tool, your warehouse can offer an enhanced experience of logistics operations to your customers. The first step is a tailored customer portal that can be accessed from any laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. A great 3PL management system also provides you with a white label service so you can customize portals to include your customers’ logos and brand colors.
Report WMS data Real-time
Of course, customers want more than just access to business data. They want accurate, real-time information about their inventory. With the right 3PL software portal, your customers can access both real-time information as well as historical information on their products, inbound and outbound shipments, invoices, custom reports, and more.
It’s time to put spreadsheets in the past. Even the most organized warehouse manager can’t scale a business by using spreadsheets to track complex processes like receiving, putaway, inventory management, picking, packing, and more. An cloud based warehouse management system is essential for any warehouse business or 3PL that wants to streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and eliminate inefficiencies in its logistics operations.
Create Automated Workflows
Even the simplest warehouse consists of several moving parts. When updating inventory, warehouse managers must account for the inbound and outbound movement of goods. To pick goods for orders, workers need to be scheduled and a suitable pick methodology has to be selected (e.g., wave, cluster, batch) based on the current business need.
To do this well, a warehouse management system is necessary. A WMS enables warehouse managers to create pick lists based on defined pick methodologies. It allows warehouse owners to incorporate mobile warehouse scanners and RFID scanners into their warehouses as order volumes increase and become more difficult to track.
It also allows warehouses to introduce end-to-end efficiencies by introducing smart order routing for order management and packing algorithms for the shipping process.
When was the last time you thought about your warehouse’s layout and how it may be impacting your operations?
Once you’re set up in a certain way, it’s easy to take your warehouse environment for granted. But you shouldn’t! Your warehouse layout largely determines how efficient your distribution center can be. With the wrong layout, your warehouse is susceptible to the different types of warehouse waste including motion waste, transport waste, and waiting waste.
Eliminate Waste through Intelligent Warehouse Layout
Motion waste is the unnecessary movement of people. In other words, your workers are working hard, but they’re not working smart. In many cases, this isn’t their fault. The warehouse is simply set up in an unhelpful way. If two machines used consecutively are placed on either end of the warehouse, workers have to cross the entire space to complete a task.
With transport waste, products move around unnecessarily. A common type of transport waste is double handling, like when incoming stock is put in an intermediate holding area only to later be put on the pick face shelf. Another example of transport waste is needing to shift items off a shelf in order to access items behind it.
Waiting waste occurs when workers have to stop a process in order to wait for the completion of another process. For instance, if a worker needs to use Machine A, but it’s still in use, that product - and the worker - must wait to continue work, introducing an additional inefficiency.
WMS is the Brain of Your Warehouse
If rearranging your warehouse is out of the question, a robust warehouse management system can help you make the most of your existing layout by:
With a sophisticated warehouse management system, you can make the most of your existing warehouse layout design.
The average purchasing cycle requires 7 documents , and every one of those documents introduces a manual process. A worker must open a purchase order attached to an email and transfer the details of the invoice into their company’s billing system. The same process occurs when the recipient sends an invoice. All of this extra activity delays a seemingly simple transfer of information.
Electronic Document Interchange (EDI) eliminates this problem. Unlike email, which is freeform and unstructured, EDI has predetermined formats for different types of information exchanges, including purchase orders, invoices, and advance ship notices (ASN). These information exchanges use a structured format for sending confirmation notices.
As a result, data can flow through using computers. A PO receiving and confirmation process that might have taken a couple of business days can now be run in a matter of minutes. Similarly, businesses can promptly send accurate invoices since all information is shared within the same system.
Introducing EDI capabilities allows businesses to run both B2B and B2C warehouse operations more efficiently. A sophisticated warehouse management system enables warehouses to integrate easily with third-party EDI vendors like Amazon Vendor Central, B2BGateway, CommerceHub, SPS Commerce, and Wayfair.
Inventory is one of the most important metrics in your warehouse. It’s also one of the most challenging data points to track. This means that even with an excellent inventory management system providing real-time data, it’s still important to conduct physical counts. That way, you can continually assess and compare your inventory accuracy.
Inventory cycle counts are a common method for conducting physical counts. Instead of counting the entire warehouse’s inventory in one go (which you should do at least once a year) this method counts sections of the warehouse inventory throughout the year. The most popular method of cycle counting is ABC counting.
With the ABC approach, your warehouse divides items into different classes of importance (Class A, Class B, and Class C) with Class A being the most important. Class A items are counted most frequently, Class B items are counted second-most frequently, while Class C items are counted the least often.
How products are classified depends on the priority of your warehouse. Some warehouse managers rank items based on how quickly they move, since their inventory turnover rate is higher. Other warehouse managers focus on the dollar value of items, since preventing theft, loss, or damage of these items is more important.
A successful warehouse management software implementation requires a comprehensive training plan for your employees. Some resistance to change can be expected, especially when people have worked under the status quo for a long time. Resistance to a new warehouse management system can be combated with clear communication and effective training for employees.
A great training session is tailored to employees’ needs. It understands how their current workflow will be changing and walks them through exactly how to complete their work. On the other hand, poorly designed training sessions provide general information that make new tools frustrating and inaccessible to experienced workers.
A WMS service provider will help you tie warehouse training into your WMS implementation. The WMS implementation manager will provide documentation for the system and help you organize and conduct warehouse operations training on the new systems.
Every warehouse manager wants to hit 100% inventory accuracy. But how exactly do you get there? Keeping track of your inventory means accounting for everything that has entered the warehouse, left the warehouse, or has been removed due to theft, loss, or damage. That’s a lot of moving items.
An inventory management system integrated with a warehouse management system is the best way to track inventory. Your IMS/WMS system should also automatically integrate with your sales channels including Amazon, Shopify, Oberlo, and more.
If you operate brick-and-mortar stores, your inventory management system should also tie into your point-of-sale systems so that inventory is automatically updated. In other words, you need the right integrations to ensure you don’t sell the same unit to two different people.
The world’s best warehouses are constantly improving. They take a critical look at every inch of their warehouse and every minute of their processes. This way, they can be sure they’re making the most effective use of their workforce and their warehouse space.
Unsure where to start? Consider assessing your pick method. Picking is an extremely labor-intensive task. As a result, it’s also one of the most expensive parts of running a warehouse. But, with the right picking method, you can make the most of the time your workers spend walking the warehouse floors.
Popular pick methods include:
A popular method among large warehouse is wave picking because it takes scheduling into consideration. Items to be picked are scheduled in waves that are tied to criteria like the packaging requirements for a group of products or the shipping schedule of carriers. This way, high priority items can be picked earlier in the day so they’re prepped in time for outbound trucks. Similarly, warehouses can also achieve smarter workforce planning by determining how many workers to schedule at different points in the day.
A similar idea applies to the putaway process. While the putaway process doesn’t get as much attention as the picking process, it’s just as important. Putaway is another labor intensive task that affects the efficiency of the rest of the warehouse. After all, workers can’t pick, pack, and ship items that aren’t on the shelves. To streamline this process, warehouses can take advantage of putaway path optimization methods.
Optimizing walking paths and linking picking to various schedules is impossible to do at scale without a proper warehouse management system. With a 3PL software, waves are easily scheduled and walking paths quickly optimized.