Brunswick Logistics: 3PL Provider - Apparel

Brunswick Logistics was formed as a Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider in 2004 to assist customers in shipping their goods to retail stores. The company leveraged its capabilities in the apparel supply industry to rapidly attract quality clients. Now established as a premier logistics provider for the apparel industry, Brunswick ships to many top retailers nationwide.

When Brunswick grew and moved into a new facility, they selected QSSI and PowerHouseWMS due to our proven capabilities in serving the apparel industry with configurable design, experience and quick response to customer needs. The challenge was to coordinate the installation of storage systems, conveyors and IT infastracture at the same time as the installation of PowerHouseWMS to achieve operational readiness in the shortest timeframe. The inherent complexity of the apparel industry is the need to track by style, color and size. This was a primary consideration in Brunswick's selection of the WMS. Additional requirements included carton tracking, facility optimization, productivity management, value added services and 3PL billing.

The solution was to implement PowerHouseWMS to provide comprehensive warehouse management functionality, from receiving through shipment and advanced shipment notification. Portable radio frequency devices are used to collect data and manage all inventory transactions, efficiently directing operators in real time. In addition to fulfilling traditional orders, the WMS was also configured to manage special projects such as product labeling and custom assortment packs. Perhaps most importantly, PowerHouseWMS supports all of the compliance labeling and data requirements that leading retailers demand.



Company: Brunswick Logistics

Case Study Highlight: 3PL Provider - Apparel

Technologies:

  • PowerHouseWMS

Benefits Realized:

  • Reduced order fulfillment times
  • Customer label, EDI and ASN compliance
  • Increased Productivity and resource management