Revolution Transport Services (Revolution) and Microlistics have announced Revolution will introduce the Microlistics Warehouse Management System (WMS) into its new 120,000 square foot warehouse situated in Warrington, UK. The move forms part of Revolution’s strategic drive to expand their foothold in the third-party logistics and eCommerce fulfilment markets.

Key criteria in the decision to introduce the ‘Express’ version of the Microlistics WMS, which can be deployed in as few as 30 days, included the company’s proven history of taking a partnering approach to their relationship with clients around the globe.

Important system characteristics included integrated functionality for third-party billing and task-based management capabilities that will see operatives assigned work based on priority, proximity and permissions.

Revolution Transport Services, Managing Director, John Marland, said the business had been reliant upon a warehousing module provided as part of their Transport Management System, but the software was no longer fit for purpose.

“We reached a point where we were continually pushing the limits on the capacity of our warehouse and the capability of the software we were using. We recently addressed the capacity issue through investment into a new warehouse and we want to complete that sound foundation by getting the software and system side of the equation right from the get-go.”

“Previously our team was required to manually key in customer orders. The new WMS has full EDI integration, so we will be able to receive, action and validate orders instantly. We’re committed to our customers and want to provide the best service possible with great people, powerful systems and the on-the-ground capacity to back it up.”

Microlistics Founder and Managing Director, Mark Dawson, said that the benefits of introducing a 3PL industry proven Tier 1 WMS into a business such as Revolution were easy to quantify.

“If you want to run an effective third-party logistics business, the ability to efficiently measure costs and bill accordingly is essential. No business can afford the risk of revenue leakage due to manual process. Likewise, any business wanting to succeed in the provision of eCommerce fulfilment services is going to need a WMS with strong integration capability to provide visibility to both the organisation and the customer of stock and order status across the entire supply chain.”

“We look forward to forming a strong partnership with Revolution Transport Services and helping them to establish the foundations for their continued growth and success.”