Automating as many processes as possible is extremely important to the success of any business. And companies that either own a warehouse or use warehousing services are no different. There are two main types of software solutions that can help streamline costs in your warehouse and save you money. The first is freight software – which is also referred to as multi-carrier software. This type of software allows you to quote out various different companies for the shipping of your product, thereby allowing you to choose the carrier with the lowest rates. It has the ability to save you significantly by finding the best freight costs for each shipment. The second type of software is warehouse or inventory software. This is an extremely vital part of the equation for any warehousing company or simply any company that stores and ships product. In these cases, you need to be able to accurately track how much product you have and where it is so that orders can be fulfilled accurately. Some software packages are geared towards companies that sell product and manage their own inventory, while other packages are geared towards 3PL’s, or companies that manage products for multiple companies and therefore have different needs.
The resources below further explain these types of software and allow you to get price quotes for comparison purposes.