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Warehouse management software (WMS) provider Made4net has acquired WMS provider Zethcon, the companies said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Made4net is a global provider of WMS technology serving customers in a range of industries. Zethcon provides its flagship Synapse WMS product to third-party logistics services (3PL) providers. The combined company will offer solutions for 3PL and non-3PL businesses worldwide, addressing growing demand for technology and automation to manage inventory as a result of accelerating e-commerce activity. “The continued growth of ecommerce and omnichannel is massively disrupting in-house supply chain operations and distribution requirements for outsourced 3PL operators,” Tom St. Geme, vice president, Thompson Street Capital Partners and Made4net investor, said in a press release Thursday. “The combination of Zethcon and Made4net creates a world-class WMS software provider with innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the mid-market; it now further enables both 3PL and non-3PL customers to modernize their supply chains through automation and real-time visibility.” The acquisition closed today, according to a Made4net spokesperson. The companies also said that Zethcon’s President and CEO Chris Oechsel will join Made4net as president of its 3PL business.