Large 3PL Adopts Provia Software
The firm is Phoenix-based Freeport Logistics, which provides a broad range of distribution, logistics and transportation services to its clients.
According to Provia, going online with FourSite enables
In addition, Provia says
The locally based warehousing and logistics software specialist claims that FourSite has enabled
Provia noted that FourSite is of particular help to
Since going live with its new software,
Provia says FourSite software enables a user to transmit orders throughout the day and ship that same day, accurately tracking what it does for each customer.
Provia says the system’s architecture lends much more flexibility to logistics in that it gives the client computer tools that weren’t previously available.
Paul Crist, vice president of sales and marketing for Provia, told the Business Journal that adding new customers such as
Provia has included Freeport as a member of its 3PL Leadership Council, an association of Provia 3PL customers who work with Provia to discuss issues and trends in the industry and work on product direction.
Based on current and projected needs of a 3PL’s customer base, Crist said the council will work closely with Provia on future software releases.
Many third-party logistics firms work inside their client organizations to manage functions that otherwise are seen as detracting from primary corporate competencies.
Provia Software, a division of Viastore Systems Inc., provides its software to customers like Gillette, Menlo Worldwide, Graybar Electric, Total Logistic Control, Spencer Gifts, Lanier Worldwide, Owens Corning and Conestoga Cold Storage.
Provia’s supply chain software includes RFID-enabled warehousing, transportation, order and yard management products integrated with Web-based visibility tools to create real-time, end-to-end, supply chain execution.