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Supply Chain Solutions for Third-Party Logistics

Maximizing Efficiency for 3PL Providers

In the dynamic 3PL industry, navigating the complexities of logistics with precision and efficiency is paramount. Providers face the constant challenge of adapting to evolving market demands, optimizing operations, and reducing costs while maintaining high service levels. Integrating innovative warehouse automation technologies is a strategic necessity to stay competitive and meet the expectations of retail customers and end consumers. This environment demands solutions as flexible and resilient as the 3PL providers themselves, highlighting the critical role of advanced operational strategies in shaping the future of logistics.

Enable Online Order Fulfillment and Accuracy with Warehouse Automation

3PL Providers are turning to automation and robotics to meet the needs of their retail and e-commerce clients. KPI can assist by reviewing your order fulfillment system requirements and recommending best-of-breed technologies to achieve your business goals.

Current Challenges in Third-Party Logistics

Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers face critical challenges, including the need for scalability and flexibility, the demand for real-time supply chain visibility, and the pressure to control costs while investing in automated technology.

  • s-icon2 Scalability and Flexibility: 3PLs must be able to scale operations up or down based on seasonal demand, market trends, and client needs. Flexibility in handling varying volumes and types of products is crucial.
  • seamless-icon3 Supply Chain Visibility: Clients demand real-time visibility into their inventory and shipments. Providing accurate, up-to-the-minute information requires intelligent inventory management software and reporting capabilities.
  • 3PL Selection Independent Analysis Cost Control: Balancing the need to invest in technology and infrastructure with the pressure to keep costs low for clients is a constant challenge. Rising operational costs, such as labor and transportation, add to this pressure.
  • s-icon1 Labor Management: 3PL providers are challenged by rising labor costs and high employee turnover, yet must fulfill customer and consumer demands in their distribution and fulfillment operations efficiently.
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Case Study: 3PL Provider

Zeek Logistics

Replacing manual processes with automated systems to solve current challenges and enable long-term growth.

System Features:

  • AutoStore Goods-to-Person AS/RS
  • Conveyor System to Streamline Inbound & Outbound Movement
  • KPI WES / AutoStore Integration
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“The technology makes our pick and pack process so simple.”

– Warehouse Manager, 3PL Provider

Optimize Your 3PL Supply Chain

Consulting Services

Our consulting services are designed to unlock the full potential of your distribution center, ensuring that every aspect, from warehouse layout to process flow and system integration, is optimized for peak performance. Leveraging data analysis, industry best practices, and expertise, we tailor our approach to meet your unique challenges, enhancing operational KPIs to positively impact your bottom line.

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Warehouse Advising and Consulting
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Consultants for WMS Software Selection
Warehouse facility design rendering

3PL Warehouse Design

Custom layouts for smooth operations and maximum productivity.

Warehouse Advising and Consulting

Advanced Technology Evaluation

Guidance on evaluating, selecting and implementing automated solutions.

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Operational Simulation

Modeling operations to refine workflows, pinpoint bottlenecks, and test changes before implementation.

Consultants for WMS Software Selection

WMS Software Consulting

Selecting and implementing software that balances inventory management with streamlined order processing to meet customer demands.


Optimize Last-Mile Delivery

Enhancing speed and reliability for superior customer satisfaction.

Custom 3PL Solutions

KPI Solutions customizes distribution strategies to enhance profitability and efficiency across various 3PL specializations, including temperature-controlled operations, e-commerce fulfillment, online grocery, and many more.

We develop customized operational designs and innovative systems supported by the latest automation and robotics to ensure you meet fluctuating client demands year-round.

Blending Best-of-Breed Technology To Meet Your Business Needs

Automated Material Handling & Storage Systems for 3PL Order Fulfillment

Our suite of innovative technologies, including capacity-expanding AutoStore AS/RS, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), AGVs and Conveyor & Sortation solutions, powered by Opto Software, are engineered to enhance warehouse efficiency, streamline operations, and significantly reduce operational costs. By integrating these technologies, we provide a comprehensive approach to automation that addresses the complexities of 3PL operations and the requirements of your business.

Goods-to-Person, High-Density Storage


Transform 3PL operations with AutoStore, a leading automated storage and retrieval system. Designed for efficiency and scalability within e-commerce, AutoStore optimizes space, boosts fulfillment speed, and reduces labor requirements.

  • Space Efficiency: AutoStore’s cube storage maximizes capacity within a minimal footprint.
  • Scalability: Adaptable to growth or demand changes, AutoStore fits various warehouse configurations.
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High-Density AS/RS for Cases & Pallets

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

Elevate 3PL warehousing with Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) to increase storage density, capacity, and space utilization.

  • Mini-Load AS/RS: Streamline case, bin, and tote handling for faster, more accurate picking.
  • Pallet AS/RS: Enhance pallet storage, maximize vertical space, and optimize storage and retrieval processes.
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Versatility in product movement and order picking


Integrate Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to elevate material handling in 3PL warehousing operations, reduce manual labor, and refine workflows.

  • Precision Navigation: Navigate warehouse zones with unmatched accuracy.
  • Scalable Solutions: Flexibly adjust fleet size to demand, ensuring operational adaptability.
  • Enhanced Productivity: Shift staff to strategic roles; robots manage repetitive tasks
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Efficiently Stack & Unstack Pallet Loads

Automated Palletizing & Depalletizing

Automated palletizing and depalletizing solutions optimize product stacking for outbound orders and unstacking for inbound pallets needing to be reduced layer by layer for individual case storage.

  • Customized Stack Patterns: Tailors pallet patterns to specific product and order requirements, ensuring stability and operational efficiency.
  • Enhanced Throughput and Accuracy: Increases the speed and precision of the palletizing process, streamlining order fulfillment and minimizing manual errors.
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Streamline Package Routing

Conveyor & Sortation

Upgrade 3PL warehousing with advanced conveyor and sortation systems, which is the key to fast and precise goods movement. These systems are vital for high throughput and reducing manual handling.

  • Efficient Transport: Adapt to various product sizes and weights for smooth flow.
  • Smart Sortation: Ensure items reach the correct destination, boosting order accuracy.
  • Streamlined Operations: Improve material handling, supporting quicker order fulfillment.
Conveyor Sortation Systems
Warehouse Software Suite for Operational Excellence

Opto™ Software

Streamline your 3PL operations with Opto, our proprietary software suite designed for seamless warehouse operations, efficient automation integration, and labor optimization.

  • Real-Time Operations Insight: Gain clear visibility and actionable analytics with Opto Control Tower, driving smarter, faster decision-making.
  • Adaptable Execution System: Opto WES adapts to your facility’s needs, enhancing workflow and resource management for peak productivity.
  • Unified Control System: Opto Connect ensures smooth communication between various systems, centralizing control for operational efficiency.
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Comprehensive Customer Support

LifeTime Services

Our commitment to your success includes comprehensive support, from proactive maintenance to 24/7 assistance, ensuring your systems operate at peak performance.

  • 24/7 Support
  • Field Services
  • Resident Maintenance
  • Parts & Warranty
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From concept to completion

Comprehensive, End-to-End Warehouse Automation

At KPI Solutions, we help global brands overcome business challenges and scale operations with data-driven analysis, industry best practices, and best-of-breed warehouse automation technology. This is all backed by comprehensive customer support offerings to maximize system uptime.

Providing Material Handling Solutions to 3PL Companies

KPI represents and implements a wide variety of warehouse logistics automation solutions for third-party logistics, including picking systems, sortation systems, conveyor systems, and order fulfillment.
  • We are an equipment-neutral integrator, taking the best products and solutions from our diverse pool of sources and resources, and integrating them together in a custom-designed plan for your company’s unique needs.
  • We can identify the material handling solution that makes your operation more efficient and flexible, leaving you free to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Advantages of using KPI to Supply Your Material Handling System

KPI is an experienced material handling integrator
  • s-icon3 Saves Time and Money: Because of our ready adaptability, you can more quickly and cost-effectively adjust to meet client and supplier needs.
  • s-icon2 Allows You To Focus: Let us do what we do best – logistics management, material handling, warehouse automation, and more – while you do what you do best.
  • s-icon1 Offers Flexible Logistics Solutions: Our experience and expertise in desiging and building solutions provides a range of flexibility that cannot match with in-house direct handling of your company’s logistics challenges.
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3PL Case Studies