Pick, Pack and Ship Faster
Execute picking, packing and shipment faster than ever through barcode scanning and mobile devices. Logiwa focuses all warehouse resources on speeding up order shipment.
Tailored Client Portal
Give each of your clients access to their own web based portal that puts them in control of their business information - with your own custom branding
Plug'n Play Integrations
Synchronize your clients’ inventory, orders and shipments with channels such as Amazon. Logiwa integrates with carriers such as Fedex and USPS. We offer open APIs and EDI connectivity.
Save time and prevent headaches by providing out-of-the-box advanced billing options for your clients.
Automate Fulfillment Processes
Automating the fulfillment process increases productivity, saves costs and avoids shipment errors in your warehouse.
Set Client Specific Rules
Easily configure your warehouse processes for each client's specific needs even though they are completely different processes.
Logiwa enables logistics companies to manage multiple operations in the same facility in harmony.
A logistics company’s most indicative growth factor is launching new warehouses to increase geographic coverage and scale. Scaleability is the most crucial competitive advantage for a logistics business from a cost effectiveness perspective.
Logiwa's 3pl warehouse manager helps manage all warehouses centrally with consolidated reporting in order to help busniess scalability. Our system provides integrated and standard services to a single client across multiple warehouses.
Offer a variety of shipping options to fit your customers’ needs and budget.
The logistics 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 warehouse manager system offers advanced and flexible billing functionality that is capable of managing all pricing aspects of client contracts including billing periods.
The main idea of billing is to be able to charge anything that is measureable. As long as a transaction has a trace record in Logiwa, it can be prices in various structures.
Transition to 4PL
Evolve into a 4PL by helping your clients sell their products and make more profits. Logiwa will simplify the process if you want to be a customer or a sales channel to your client.
Be as efficient as possible in a multi warehouse environment. Logiwa selects the most feasible warehouse to ship an order based on inventory level and delivery address.
Manage your cash flow more effectively through consignments just as Amazon does with their vendors. Take your vendors’ inventory in your warehouse, pay your vendor as you sell.
Shipment Rule Automation
Reduce shipping costs and avoid errors through automated shipment rules. Logiwa helps create automated shipment rules in order to make your shipment seamless and error-free.
Utilize your warehouse at the maximum and pick orders faster through smart putaway. Putting away inventory in the most feasible location in the warehouse is the most crucial step to pick faster.
Your clients now have online retailers who don’t want to deal with direct-to-consumer operations. Help your clients dropship for their customers. Be an expert both in B2B and B2C.
Start managing your inventory and fulfilling your clients' orders right away with easy and effortless setup. Logiwa 3PL software solution 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.
We are using Logiwa WMS for 5 years in multi-client and multi-warehouse environment. It is easy to use and there are a lot of built-in functions. I recommend it for all in 3PL fulfillment operations in online and retail.Umur Ozkal
CEO, Arvato Systems
Easy-to-configure WMS, in-depth functionality, capable of responding to various industries, top notch in retail and e-commerce, very knowledgeable team of supply chain engineers.John A. Caltagirone
Director of Supply Chain Center, Loyola University
One of the absolute best support teams I've ever worked with. They can build or fix anything you need very easily.Greg Moser
Logistics businesses are looking for ways to expand their offerings to their clients and increase their profits. The rise in online retail opened new doors and creates an opportunity to achieve this. That’s where businesses are transitioning to 4PL business model.
In this new business model, as a logistics business help your clients sell more of their products through your own online sales channels. Besides, you also make profits on your product sales. In fact you don’t need capital to purchase products because you can sell the products as consignment. The inventory is already in your warehouse and you pay your clients (call them vendors in this specific case) as you sell. Your cash flow also becomes efficient.
Logiwa helps you manage this process easily. Logiwa’s multi-client and multi-channel environment allows you to share your clients’ inventory and sell on various channels. The state-of-the-art 3PL software also keeps track of sold inventory and reports to your clients.
Providing real-time and accurate information to clients is essential in the logistics business. You gain your clients’ trust through visibility, traceability and timeliness. Clients want to view vital information such as inventory levels, status of their orders real-time. Because they make important decisions on their daily business relying on the standard information that you provide them. Prove that you are a trustable and true partner to them - we are in the era of data and information. You don’t provide them with raw data - give them meaningful information that is a result of their processed data.
Logiwa offers the most flexible client portal for logistics clients. All your clients ask for different reports with different rules, criteria, calculations. Configure reports and select reports to be included in your client’s portal. Even create a client specific dashboard for them to see all their KPIs at a glance.
You can also brand your client portal with your own brand image. Have your clients see your corporate image for a professional look.
Unproductive operations reduce profits by increasing the cost of doing fulfillment. In order to effectively manage operations, You can implement a 3PL warehouse management system. A robust 3PL WMS allows you to accelerate processes and drastically reduce cost across the warehouse, including inbound, putaway, picking, packing, and shipping operations.
With a Logiwa 3PL WMS, you can support improved fulfillment processes like cross-docking, directed putaway, automated picking processes, walking path optimization, and more. Logiwa 3PL Software further reduces your warehousing costs by empowering you to make data-driven decisions by using real-time data. With Logiwa’s data analytics and reporting features, you can generate online reports and use better insights to shape the future of your business.
Sure, a booming e-commerce industry has encouraged many new players to enter the market, but all of those players are subject to the increasing pressure of the “Amazon effect.”
The “Amazon effect” refers to the multibillion-dollar company’s ability to simultaneously surpass customer expectations and slash costs. Rich, online retailers can afford to do this and take losses in order to claim more market share.
In contrast, small and medium sized companies, warehouses and logistics providers can’t. This makes automation and efficiency incredibly urgent.
Logiwa 3PL warehouse manager system helps companies stay competitive without going out of business by:
Logiwa 3PL software can also help improve customer satisfaction levels. Amazon raised the bar both in terms of shipment information and delivery times, resulting in lots of happy online shoppers who have become accustomed to Amazon’s level of customer service.
Logiwa integrates into your order management system and carriers, ensures orders arrive to end consumers on time while also providing real-time information about the location of a package in response to client inquiries.
Your company operates several warehouses, each with complex needs. Fortunately, you’re really good at what you do - kitting, labeling, picking, and packing are a breeze.
Logiwa 3PL warehouse management system allows you to meet your clients' unique billing needs. For example, you may use anniversary billing, which calculates storage charges 30 days after delivery. It's an excellent alternative to billing on the first of the month, which usually involved complicated pro-rated billing. You can track by various units of measurement, such as volume, pallets, bulk, and weight.
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 businesses, it does. With a range of services and customized billing cycles, you must routinely conduct manual interventions. This increases the risk of error and forgotten invoices, leading to lost revenue and jeopardized cash flow.
Most 3PL WMS solutions offer basic warehouse operations such as putaway and picking. Logiwa 3PL Software provides additional value-added services and can be customized to include them for billing purposes. For example, you may need build-to-order tracking if you assemble products or configure-to-order for installing and setting up software to fulfill customer orders. Kitting is another common function if your customer requires packing multiple products in a kit that is viewed as a single item in the inventory.
Automate Activity Based Billing
With sophisticated client billing automation functions in your 3PL warehouse software, you can automatically account for charges including:
Logiwa 3PL billing software can also accommodate a range of billing schedules based on your contracts including:
Plus, you can easily produce reports and billing statements and create your invoice in your accounting system.
Whether you’re an e-commerce retailer with multiple warehouses or a 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 third party logistics 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 companies.
What you need is access to a cloud based multi-warehouse WMS software 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 3pl management software 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 3rd party logistics 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, 3PL 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 customers are also regular consumers. This means that when they engage with your company, 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 experiences fewer inquiries and spends less time retrieving customer information.
Satisfy Customers through Customer Portal
With the right 3pl warehouse management system, 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 Real-time Data
Of course, customers want more than just access to business data. They want accurate, real-time information about their inventory. With the right 3PL system 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. A cloud based warehouse management system is essential for any warehouse business or logistics company that wants to streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and eliminate inefficiencies in its logistics operations.
Create Automated Workflows With a 3PL WMS Software
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 third party logistics software is necessary. A 3PL WMS system 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.
The best 3pl system allow warehouses to introduce end-to-end efficiencies by introducing smart order routing for order management and packing algorithms for the shipping process.
Is there a limit to the number of clients and warehouses you can manage with Logiwa 3PL System? We've yet to find out.
Our all-in-one dashboard gives you a bird's eye view of your clients' inventory. On top of that, our customer portal feature allows you to give clients access to their own customized portal so that they can see their business information.
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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.
3PL Warehouse Management Software 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.
Logiwa 3PL software eliminates this problem by using Electronic Document Interchange (EDI). 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.
Logiwa 3pl logistics software helps you to count your warehouse instantly and periodically.
A successful implementation of a software for warehouses 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 3PL warehouse management system can be combated with clear communication and effective training for employees. As a 3pl software systems provider, Logiwa assigns a dedicated onboarding specialist to achieve a smooth implementation.
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 3PL WMS service provider will help you tie warehouse training into your warehouse implementation. The warehose inventory management software implementation manager will provide documentation for the system and help you organize and conduct warehouse operations training on the new systems.
Every 3PL 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 3pl warehouse system is the best way to track inventory. Your 3pl inventory management software should also automatically integrate with your clients' sales channels including Amazon, Shopify, Oberlo, and more.
If you fulfill for brick-and-mortar stores, your 3PL software should also tie into your clients' point-of-sale systems so that inventory is automatically updated.
The world’s best warehouses use the best 3PL warehouse management software to improve their operations constantly.. 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 warehouse manager software, waves are easily scheduled and walking paths quickly optimized.
Access a team of professionals with extensive experience managing and optimizing warehouse processes. Win back your warehouse’s hours and dollars with support from Logiwa experts who can help you identify inefficiencies and waste in your business operations. Logiwa’s 3PL warehouse management software with professional consultation can lead to improvements in your inbound and outbound staging area, putaway, picking, packing, and shipping processes, warehouse automation, and more.
Introducing a new 3PL management software into your 3rd party logistics business can be daunting. That’s why we offer a dedicated implementation consultant to walk you through the process. We’ll deliver a seamless onboarding experience that includes assistance with user and role configuration, warehouse set up, product and item set up, location and bin set up, customized label design, and customized notifications.
Things like competition, fuel prices, wages, and transportation all impact a third party warehouse’s bottom line.
Many warehouses provide more for less to their clients in an effort to keep demanding customers happy. With more warehouse providers entering the fulfillment industry, it’s easy for unhappy customers to demand more, even if their current provider is doing everything they contractually agreed to.
This makes proper billing and collection even more important. In a multi-client warehouse, it can be difficult to stay on top of all billing operations. Forgetting to send an invoice impedes cash flow and essentially gives your customers an interest-free loan.
Logiwa 3pl warehouse software helps prevent this from happening. It streamlines processes by keeping tabs on all tasks performed for multiple customers, ensuring no value-added activities are accidentally omitted from the invoice. When customers demand detailed information regarding charges, Logiwa 3PL WMS software allows you to provide info on factors like storage fees, handling fees, kitting and custom labelling etc, so customers can see a complete picture of the fees.
Our 3pl warehouse software automates the billing management process. In a manual environment, an employee would have to create the billing statement, email it to the customer and await confirmation of receipt from the customer. Even then, the customer must perform several steps before they pay. After sending confirmation of receipt, the customer manually enters the information from the supplier’s invoice into their own system before processing it.
At best, this process can take a week. Considering the number of manual data transfers, it’s not surprising that invoice processing often takes much, much longer. Logiwa 3PL system with EDI functionality allows information to move smoothly, eliminating the need for manual data entry.
3PL software has various components including receiving and putaway, inventory and warehousing resources, order fulfillment, order picking and packing and shipment. It optimizes overall warehousing operations for multiple clients. The ultimate benefit of utilizing a 3PL for a retailer or a manufacturer is to enjoy the expertise and velocity that is brought by the scale of multiple similar companies. 3PL systems exactly provides that benefit to the 3PL company as well as to the clients. The overall 3Pl system benefits are as following;
Logiwa 3PL Software emphasizes inventory visibility across entire supply chain. This can be provided via technology solutions such as APIs and EDI integrations between the 3PL system and the clients’ accounting, ERP and order management systems. Clients value a client portal where they can easily log in to view inventory levels, place orders and perform other functions such as displaying transaction history.
Logiwa 3PL warehouse management system supports tracking of entire supply chain such as inbound and outbound orders and shipments. The ability to enter sales and purchase orders is another useful feature that helps integrate information into a single network. Also, clients typically want to view other transaction documents, such as invoices, order forms.
The 3PL WMS client portal supports the creation of advance shipping notices (ASNs) that clients use to alert their customers of shipments the warehouse is sending out. Many clients have complex ASN requirements, so offering a flexible, easy-to-use ASN tool for your clients allow you to serve those clients better.
3PL software (third party logistics software) makes it possible for third party logistics companies to manage, execute and oversee their overall business. It has functional components such as 3PL warehouse management software, 3PL inventory management software and 3PL billing software.
Warehouse management is an essential part of 3PL services. Since warehouses and fulfillment centers are the hubs in a supply chain, managing them in the right way is almost everything to a 3rd party logistics company. Warehouse management to a third party logistics company means managing inbound operations (receiving, directed putaway, inventory control and reporting) and outbound operations (order picking, packing, shipment) for multiple clients with client speciic workflows.
3PL system must be comprehensive to manage the needs of all components throughout the supply chain such as warehouses, labor and equipment resources, transportation, billing and integration to various components of the supply chain management software suite. A 3PL Software should sit on top of all operations like an umbrella. It should oversee the execution of all operations in the supply chain as well as measure and track the overall performance. Key feeatures of a 3PL software are warehouse management for multiple clients and multiple warehouses, productive labor management, supply chain collaboration across various supply chain systems, accurate and effective 3PL billing and supply chain planning based on warehousing operations.
Warehouse management software is a component of a 3PL software. 3PL software includes warehouse management, 3PL billing, supply chain collaboration, order fulfillment and supply chain performance components. Warehouse management software is the key function of a 3Pl software considering that warehouses are the hubs of a supply chain and the source of all supply chain operations.
Logiwa is one of the best third party logistics software in the market. Its ability to manage multiple clients in multiple warehouses make it stand out in the competition. Features like inventory sharing and order routing across multiple warehouses make a fulfillment operations very effective. A 3pl logistics software should be able to set client specific workflows and algorithms in which Logiwa is very powerful. Even if both B2B and B2C clients are in the same warehouse, Logiwa can offer various workflows to make each of them very efficient. Logiwa's capability of 3PL billing also makes it very powerful vis-a-vis clients. Considering the complexity of activity based pricing, Logiwa offers a very advanced and dynamic billing structure to bill clients accurately and effortlessly.