Get the right tools to empower your 3PL team

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Jess Saxton
Jess Saxton

There's no doubt about it – the logistics space is buzzing with excitement about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. From the industrial metaverse to automated guided vehicles and AI-powered order-picking robots, technology is rapidly changing the face of global logistics. 

While undeniably impressive — and hugely valuable in improving worker safety, and large-scale operational productivity — for most logistics businesses and fast-paced 3PL warehousing, the most important part of your business is your team. 

At CartonCloud, we believe technology doesn't replace people; it empowers them.

A major portion of the logistics industry across North America is comprised of small-medium businesses. The Harvard Business Review reported companies with fewer than 500 employees make up 98% of supply chain firms in the US.

We work with hundreds of small and medium-sized logistics operators across the globe and know that small-medium logistics companies are the heroes of merging technology with teams. 

Finding the right tools to simplify operations, streamline workflows, and create engaged and empowered is the key to building incredibly productive warehouse teams that allow you to take on new business and continue to grow. 

Put simply, the future of logistics is collaborative. AI and robotics are powerful tools supporting human capabilities to do more, with less. 

Let’s take a look at how 3PL warehouse and transport systems can empower your team to boost productivity and take on more, with ease!

The Future of Warehousing: Humans and Tech, a Winning Team

So, how does technology fit into this equation?  CartonCloud's user-friendly 3PL warehouse and transport management software is designed to empower your team, not replace it.  Here's how:

  • Streamlined Workflows: Our software automates mundane tasks like data entry and label printing, freeing up your valuable time for higher-level activities like customer service and problem-solving.
  • Improved Accuracy: By automating repetitive tasks, we minimize the potential for human error, leading to more accurate inventory control and order fulfillment.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Real-time data and intuitive dashboards keep everyone informed, fostering better communication and collaboration across the entire operation.

Empower your team with the right tools 

Give your team the tools they need for accuracy, speed, and end-to-end transparency — all in the palm of their hands. Using CartonCloud’s mobile app, your team can execute workflows across the warehouse and delivery modes, to simplify their day to day operations — while automating stock reporting, rate calculations, and order transparency.  

With our enhanced warehouse Picking 2.0, you can allocate orders for picking to specific tam members, or allow your team to view and select orders themselves. 

They can use wave picking by order or customer, to save time on locating stock, pick by location, or optimize orders with other filters. The Picking 2.0 mode on the CartonCloud WMS Mobile app is especially useful for 3PL warehouses, with many different customers, inventory types, and SKUs.

Let’s see how CartonCloud WMS mobile app Picking 2.0 works. Check out the video tutorial below for a step-by-step guide! 


All you need, in one easy-to-use app

Entering the task-picking mode from the CartonCloud warehouse mobile app, you can easily view all orders to be picked — and see order picking status.

From here, your team can filter to view all orders by customer, by order urgency, status, or by if orders have been assigned to pickers or not. 

Alternatively, to allocate orders directly to team members, you can easily assign orders or tasks to your team based, on warehouse location zones, order type, customer, or per team availability and roster — giving you greater capacity to optimize your team’s time and resources. 

Working smarter, not harder

Your team’s time is a valuable thing — which is why we’ve made it easier to optimize picking tasks for speed and accuracy, letting you work smarter, and get the job done with less headache. 

Using CartonCloud’s Picking 2.0 on the warehouse mobile app, you can group and filter orders to generate an optimized picking workflow based on your selected filters. This means you can view priority tasks to be completed first, group item picking by location, and allocate to team members to streamline picking. 

For example, you might sort orders based on warehouse location (near to far), customer groups, priority, or by a range of other filters. 

Making 3PL warehouse software intuitive 

Once you start picking an order with the CartonCloud mobile app, the order’s status will be updated to show it being picked in real time

Using the mobile app, you can also scan warehouse location barcodes, pick bin/ POP labels, pallet labels, or by serial barcodes. As the order is picked, you can also add in ad hoc charges to ensure all additional charges are captured for each order, allowing you to automate invoicing, while capturing all billable charges.

CartonCloud: Empowering People Through Technology

Here at CartonCloud, we develop our 3PL warehouse and transport management software with the user at the center.  We understand that complex software can be a barrier to efficiency, not a booster.  That's why we prioritize intuitive design, clear interfaces, and user-friendly features. 

Our goal is to empower your team, not replace them, with;

  • Streamlined workflows: Our software automates mundane tasks like data entry and label printing, freeing up valuable time for your team to focus on higher-level activities.
  • Improved accuracy: By automating repetitive tasks, we minimize the potential for human error, leading to more accurate inventory control and order fulfillment.
  • Enhanced communication: CartonCloud fosters communication across all levels of your operation. Real-time data visibility and intuitive dashboards ensure everyone has the information they need to make informed decisions.
  • Simplified training: Our easy-to-use software reduces training time for new employees, getting them up-to-speed and contributing to the team faster.

Master your tech, with CartonCloud Academy for your entire team and customers!

While CartonCloud’s workflows and features are designed with users at the centre, for an intuitie and easy to learn interface — we believe in empowering all CartonCloud users with industry tips, hacks and solutions to make your life easier. 

That’s why we’ve developed CartonCloud Academy, an online training portal with easy-to-follow video tutorials and courses, designed to let you master your warehouse and transport management, and get the most from your system.

The academy is especially useful in training new staff members, upskiling team members and management on new features or new workflows, learning new ways to enhance the optimization of processes, or even upskiling your customers on how to use your software from their own log-in, to manage orders.

What’s more, it’s free for you, your entire team, and your customers to enrol! Simply submit a request at CartonCloud Help to receive your login details, and start learning at your pace. 

The Future of Logistics: A Collaboration

As AI and robotics continue to evolve, we should see them not as replacements for human workers, but as powerful tools that can augment and amplify our capabilities.  Software like CartonCloud plays a vital role in this future by empowering people to do their jobs better, faster, and with greater efficiency.  The future of logistics is a collaborative one, where humans and technology work together to create a more streamlined, efficient, and ultimately, successful supply chain.

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Or to see our powerful software in action for yourself, book a guided demo with our expert team today! Explore CartonCLoud's Warehouse Management System and Transport Management System features designed to automate your data and simplify your operations, letting you do more with less.

Contact our team to book your FREE Demo tour and see how CartonCloud can revolutionize your operations.

Jess Saxton
Jess Saxton
CartonCloud Marketing Manager, Jess works closely with daily users and customers to understand the key topics and trends impacting the logistics industry — drawing on expert knowledge from across the CartonCloud team to deliver solutions, tips, and tricks for smarter, more efficient warehousing and freight management.
CartonCloud Marketing Manager

Streamline your logistics operations today

Streamline your logistics operations today
Apr 15, 2024
Apr 15, 2024
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Streamline your logistics operations today

Streamline your logistics operations today