NRI. The 3PL Who Aspires For More
Our Warehouse Management System (WMS) is different than any other. Why? We made it ourselves. Design began in 2005, development started in 2006, and we began to roll-out our software in 2008.
Our proprietary 3PL software suite provides NRI and our clients the benefits of a highly customized solution for the apparel, footwear, and accessories industries. In addition to strong API capabilities that support high degrees of integration and customization, Aspire provides:
- Forecasting and planning
- Labor scheduling
- Training management
- Receipt management
- Inventory management
- Order management
- Returns management
- Storage maintenance
- Invoice management
- Freight services
- Performance metrics
NRI’s decision to utilize a home-grown system instead of an off-the-shelf solution was due to the lack of availability of an existing system that covered all our needs or the unique needs that we see our clients require. Having a system as robust and flexible as Aspire has allowed us to easily handle unique client and internal requirements without constraints – cost, time, and flexibility – of an off-the-shelf solution. It has also allowed us to develop a system that is scalable for multiple locations with minimal effort and cost. Aspire is a complete 3PL Software Suite including:
- WMS (Warehouse Management System) which handles receipt, order, and RA/return management, complete inventory tracking at all touchpoints, cycle/physical count management and maintenance, and much more.
- TMS (Transportation Management System) with rate-shopping logic against multiple carriers. It is currently integrated with all major domestic and international small parcel carriers in both the USA and Canada. As we have developed our TMS ourselves we have been able to work with our partners to integrate additional niche providers that can add value within their distribution network. We have experience integrating international agent services and mail consolidators for those clients who seek such services. Many functions exist beyond simple rate-shopping such as integrated automatic service upgrades with multiple parameters, setting of preferred vs. available carrier services, and more.
- LMS (Labor Management System) managing client business forecast information, engineered labor standards, Service Level Agreements.
- EMS (Employee Management System) managing employee related data, payroll, time sheets, invoicing, and much more.
Aspire is just one of many things we provide at NRI. Get in touch with us to find out more!