Mine or Yours? Should You Use Your Own WMS or Your 3PL’s When You Outsource?

A good warehouse management system is an essential component of a company’s distribution strategy, especially in the increasingly complex world of omnichannel fulfillment. Efficiently planning, waving, and optimizing orders to be processed in a day or shift reduces cost per unit and drives high levels of customer service. While all but the smallest players require such capabilities today, the question of whether companies need to own the WMS or use that of a logistics services provider confronts most 3PL customers at some point. A good 3PL will recognize the criticality of this decision and help prospective customers work through the WMS decision early in the sales process.

Continue reading to learn more about the differences between using your own WMS, or your 3PLs.