Softeon Extends Software Solution Set for 3PLs
August 4, 2022
a global supply chain software provider with the
industry's best record of customer success, continues to
add new capabilities to its market-leading software
solutions for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers,
leading to continued new customer partnerships.
Softeon 3PL customers include Allen Distribution, CEVA
Logistics, DB Schenker, Federation Logistics, G3
Enterprises, KSP Fulfilment, OIA Global, PSS
Distribution, Saddle Creek Logistics, Sony DADC,
Technicolor, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, and more.
Softeon’s advantage for 3PLs starts with a solution
portfolio architected specifically for multi-client 3PL
environments, with nearly every attribute configurable
at the individual client level, supporting unlimited
client-specific workflows in the same building.
Softeon also provides robust retail e-commerce and brand
company direct-to-consumer (DTC) fulfillment
capabilities, combined with B2B distribution process
models in a single solution. This provides 3PLs maximum
flexibility to on-board new clients easily and
successfully execute across multiple client business
models, enhancing revenue opportunities.
That flexibility extends to scalability as well, with
the Softeon WMS, for example, able to manage smaller,
basic facilities up to large, very complex environments
using a single solution - not multiple products as some
others in the industry require.
Key Softeon solution components for 3PLs include:
Warehouse Management System (WMS): Supports the
basics from receiving to shipping in a powerful,
highly-configurable Cloud-based solution built for 3PLs.
Includes flexible “pick route” configuration, a built-in
parcel management system, labeling and document printing
tools, and many other unique features.
Warehouse Execution System (WES): This is an add-on to
the WMS that enables additional order fulfillment
orchestration and optimization, including advanced labor
planning, material handling system synchronization, and
direct control and optimization of picking sub-systems
such as Voice, put walls, smart carts, pick-to-light and
Advanced 3PL Billing System: Includes a highly flexible
rate card definition; national, regional and local
rates; a robust array of methods for charging for
storage; pre-built integration with the Softeon WMS; the
ability to bring in non-WMS data for invoicing; direct
invoicing or data sent to a 3PL’s accounting system,
profitability analysis, and more - the best in the
Client Portal: Highly secure web tool for clients to
view inventory levels, receipts, in-transit inventory,
shipped orders, order status and more, tailored to each
Labor Resource and Management: Plans and tracks human
and equipment resources, with a unique statistical
approach to standards setting, and support for full
discrete engineered standards as desired.
Multiple Order Management Options: Basic order
management capabilities are built into the WMS and used
by many Softeon 3PL customers. Softeon also offers
traditional Order Management System (OMS) capabilities
suitable for call center applications.
special interest to many 3PLs is Softeon’s Distributed
Order Management (DOM) solution. Softeon’s robust DOM
provides granular, real-time inventory visibility to
inventory across the extended network, enabling 3PLs to
offer clients a powerful capability for optimal order
sourcing; the ability to manage complex sourcing rules;
strong support for subscription services and much more.
3PLs can add more value in ecommerce beyond pick, pack
Configuration Wizard: Softeon’s unique Configuration
Wizard enables rapid on-boarding of new clients and the
ability for a 3PL to become fully self-sufficient in
rolling-out the Softeon WMS to additional sites.
“Softeon has architected a solution for 3PLs that
delivers powerful capabilities with maximum
flexibility,” says Dan Gilmore, chief marketing officer
at Softeon, adding “Those technical capabilities are
matched by a partnership-oriented approach that drives