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Make Smart Decisions About Which Warehouse Management System to Use When Outsourcing to Third-Party Logistics Providers

Published: 16 November 2016

ID: G00319658

Analyst(s): C. Klappich , Greg Aimi


When outsourcing warehousing operations to third-party logistics service providers, supply chain leaders focused on logistics must understand and carefully weigh the benefits and cautions of using their provider's warehouse management system versus using the company's WMS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider the Pros and Cons of a Full Complement of Characteristics, Requirements and Scenarios Prior to Making the WMS Decision When Outsourcing
  • Use Your 3PL Provider's WMS When the Conditions Make It the Most Beneficial Alternative for Your Business
  • Request Your 3PL Operate Using Your WMS of Choice When Overwhelmingly Necessary, but Beware of the Challenges It Imposes

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