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Enhancing Your 3PL Warehouse and Logistics Solution with Integrated Warehouse and Transportation Apps

In cbs, we understand the common challenges faced by both 3rd party warehouses and their customers regarding warehouse management and transportation. Managing deliveries to and from the customer is a complex process that requires accuracy and efficiency to avoid delays and errors. That’s why we developed two applications that can help simplify the process and benefit both parties: the Warehouse App and the Transportation App.

Why a Warehouse App is Helpful:

Managing a 3rd party warehouse can be a challenging task for companies, as it requires a high level of coordination and communication between the company and their warehouse partner. One way to streamline this process is by adopting a warehouse app, which can offer a range of benefits for both the company and their warehouse partner.

Companies can use a warehouse app to stay on top of their inbound and outbound deliveries, with a dedicated list for each. This allows them to track the progress of their shipments in real time, ensuring that everything is moving smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, the app can be used to confirm receiving inbound deliveries, and maintain important data like batch numbers, received quantities, and dates of manufacture.

On the outbound side, the app can confirm the picking and packing of deliveries, including handling unit information like type, number, and dimensions. This ensures that the correct items are shipped out correctly, reducing the risk of errors and delays.

The benefits of adopting a warehouse app are equally significant for warehouse partners. By integrating with their customers’ warehouse apps, they can easily manage deliveries to and from the customer. This helps to streamline their operations and reduce the risk of errors or delays, improving overall efficiency.

Why a Transportation App is Helpful:

A transportation app can provide numerous benefits for your logistics operations. Firstly, it allows partnering forwarding agents to manage the shipments they are tasked with, improving communication and collaboration between your company and the carrier. The app shows all relevant data the forwarding agent needs to manage their shipments, such as address details, delivery deadlines, and handling unit information, so they know precisely how to load the cargo into their vehicles.

The app also allows the forwarding agent to update the shipment status, which is then transferred to the SAP system. The shipment can be marked as picked up and delivered, updating the status and delivery date values in SAP. Additionally, if a shipment is delayed for any reason, the transport app enables easier tracking of the deliveries, allowing you to provide more accurate updates to your customers.

The transport app offers a variety of filters for forwarding agent to get a better overview of their shipments, improving their ability to manage and prioritize their tasks. Additionally, the app supports downloading data and uploading automatic posting via CSV files, reducing the need for manual data entry and minimizing errors.

Integrating a transportation app into your 3PL warehouse solution can significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of your logistics operations. You can improve communication and collaboration with your carriers, reduce errors and delays, and provide better customer service by providing better visibility and control over the transportation process.


How Integration of Both Apps Helps Remain Competitive in the Global Market:

By integrating these two apps with your warehouse management system, you can benefit from improved accuracy, efficiency, and transparency in managing deliveries and transportation. You can also save time and resources by automating processes and reducing errors. Furthermore, by streamlining your warehouse and transportation management, you can remain competitive in the global market and improve your bottom line.

In conclusion, the Warehouse App and Transportation App can be valuable tools for both 3rd party warehouses and their customers. By adopting these apps, you can benefit from improved accuracy, efficiency, and transparency in managing deliveries and transportation and remain competitive in the global market.

If you would like to learn more about our cbs Warehouse & Transportation solutions, speak with us today, and our consultant can do a short demonstration to show how you can better manage your third-party warehouse provider.

Jakob Ruf
Solution Architect