Provia Releases 3PL Request For Proposal Scoring Template

Provider said template addresses unique 3PL warehouse management requirements

Grand Rapids, Mich. — August 26, 2005 — Provia Software, a provider of order-to-delivery supply chain execution software, is now offering a third-party logistics (3PL) order management (OMS)/warehouse management system (WMS) request for proposal (RFP) scoring template.

The company said the template is a tool to help 3PL providers select the right OMS/WMS solution for their needs.

Based on a non-biased scoring system, Provia said the new RFP template can help 3PLs evaluate vendor responses to industry-specific functionality. In addition, the template is editable, so 3PLs can tailor the template to meet their individual logistics requirements.

Provia has shown a good amount of emphasis in targeting the needs of the 3PL market, said Evan Armstrong, vice president of Armstrong & Associates Inc., a 3PL analyst firm. This new 3PL WMS RFP template emphasizes this and provides 3PLs with an objective way of comparing multiple OMS/WMS providers.

Paul Crist, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Provia, explained Provia's view that selecting the right OMS/WMS is critical to a 3PLs success. "With 3PLs accounting for more than 50 percent of our customer base, we understand that they have an ever-changing array of customer requirements. They need an OMS/WMS that can meet their needs today, and be flexible enough to help them grow. That is why we developed this 3PL-specific template to help them through the arduous process of selecting the right solution for their needs.

For more information on the latest trends in the fulfillment space, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Also watch for the upcoming Analyst Corner article in the August/September issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive

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