Date: March 16, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, CA – March 16, 2020 —3PL Central, the leader in cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) built to meet the unique needs of third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses, today announced the release of SmartDock, a new dock scheduling solution integrated with 3PL Warehouse Manager that helps 3PLs boost scheduling efficiencies by more than 90%. SmartDock allows warehouses to add more control to their receiving and shipping processes, eliminating inefficient manual appointment scheduling that often results in overbooking of docks, increased traffic congestion, associated detention fines, and bottlenecks in the loading and unloading processes.In an environment where overbooking docks can overwhelm warehouse staff, increase time in the unload process, and cause delays leading to long truck lines, 3PLs often face disruption to their daily operations and detention penalties from transportation carriers kept beyond their allotted time. These detention fees can cost warehouses hundreds of dollars per hour. To address these concerns, SmartDock enables 3PLs to automate and take control of the scheduling process, creating their custom dock availability by inputting available receiving times, dock specifications, and work times associated with different types of loads. Carriers can access the cloud-based scheduling tool from any mobile device or web browser to self-schedule appointments and arrival times based on warehouse staffing and dock availability without having to invest in costly IT infrastructure. Carriers can also modify or update their availability based on known delays.
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3PL Central is the leader in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions built to meet the unique needs of the 3PL warehousing community. Serving as the backbone of our customer's operations, our platform quickly transforms paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders who can focus on customer satisfaction, operate more efficiently, and grow faster. Offering a comprehensive warehouse management platform, we make it easy for 3PLs to manage inventory, automate routine tasks, and deliver complete visibility to their customers. As the proven industry leader for over a decade, 3PL Central accurately manages billions of dollars in inventory and processes more than 1 million orders a week from our customers and their customers’ systems. For press inquiries and questions, please contact us.
3PL Central provides cloud-based WMS solutions for 3PLs so they can transform paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders focused on customer satisfaction, efficient operations, and growth.