Third-party logistic (3PL) providers are under pressure to keep costs low, expand services and capitalize on evolving supply chain management technology. As customers are becoming more discerning, 3PLs can leverage service oriented architecture to meet customer needs.
outsourcing for order services, warehousing, pick-pack-ship operations, inventory control, kitting, light assembly, transportation, consolidation, international trade logistics, reverse logistics, and many other functions for requesting clients and prospects. Software applications from Descartes , i2 , Manugistics , GT Nexus , Vertex Interactive , Nextlinx , as well as a plethora of warehouse management systems (WMS) packages are found within their applications mix. Enterprises will stick with what they