Preventing Logistical Nightmares in Third-Party Logistics With a Single Source of Truth
Third-party logistics (3PL) is a natural part of any e-commerce business plan. As supply chain management increases in complexity, it’s more important than ever to prevent logistical nightmares by establishing a single source of truth. Integrating third-party logistics to obtain data from a single source allows you to track orders and manage your inventory in one convenient location. Let’s see how unifying third-party logistics providers can help optimize your operations.
Track All Orders in One Place
Make lost orders a thing of the past. Using a cloud-based connector for supply chain integration provides you with complete visibility of your orders. Warehouses, distributors, and fulfillment centers get real-time updates on orders for accurate shipment tracking and smooth last-mile delivery.
Stay competitive by building and maintaining robust partnerships. A single source of truth connects your supply chain partners to encourage collaborations. While manual data entry and communication channels are prone to human error, uniting your sales channels on a single platform allows your partners worldwide to get the most up-to-date information on sales, existing orders, and shipping.
Track All Inventory in One Place
A single source of truth provides your supply chain partners with complete transparency on inventory levels across all warehouses and distribution centers. Instead of checking and updating multiple software accounts, you can find the information you need in one location. Integrating your software into one system allows all third-party businesses to track accurate real-time inventory levels. Better inventory management means faster shipping times, less warehouse congestion, and a better customer experience.
Track Data Analytics
Data is what keeps your business evolving. When you know how to find, analyze, and understand data, there’s no limit to how successful your company can be. Unfortunately, it’s easy to miss — or misinterpret — important data when each supply chain partner is gathering information from different software. Using a single source of truth ensures you and your partners are making data-driven decisions based on the same data.
Unify Your Logistics With Verte
Ditch your outdated 3PL systems and start thriving in today’s competitive e-commerce marketplace. At Verte, we’re proud to be one of the leading supply chain technology companies. Our unified commerce platform and integrated management systems allow your supply chain partners to access real-time data for fast and accurate inventory tracking and order fulfillment. Contact one of our specialists today to learn more about our products and services.