Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
Third-party logistics (3PL) is when a company outsources elements of their distribution, warehousing, and fulfilment to third parties.
Third-party logistics companies that specialise in 3PL provide integrated fulfilment, warehousing and transportation services that can flex as required to meet the customer’s needs.
Optimise your operations by using a third-party logistics provider (3PL)
If you’re managing inventory within your business and feel like you’re spending too much time fulfilling orders, it might be time to consider a third-party logistics provider (3PL).
A good third-party logistics provider (3PL) will help your business scale logistics up or down as needed without requiring your business to make a significant investment in assets like vehicles or property. This allows you to ship more orders at your busiest times and then scale things like storage and resources when you don’t need as much.
Use third-party logistics to save time and reduce costs
If you’re looking to save time and money on your logistics, shipping and storage, you need to partner with a business that has the expertise to focuses on doing those things really well.
As a third-party logistics (3PL) partner to many of our customers, at Good Logistics, we use our expertise to leverage economies of scale within your supply chain. With a dedicated personal account manager, you’ll have access to the expertise and tools you need to ensure continuous cost reduction in your supply chain. So you can focus on running your business with the peace of mind that you have the flexibility to scale logistics, storage and fulfilment up or down as your business requirements change.
Third-party logistics (3PL) Services
- Manage cargo routings
- Arrange air, road and sea freight forwarding
- Co-ordinate rail and intermodal moves of cargo
- Provide warehousing and distribution services
- Assist in customs clearance, tariffs and compliance
- Offer supply chain consultancy
Frequently asked questions
What is the definition of Third-Party Logistics and the differences between 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL and 5PL?
What is a First-party Logistics (1PL) Provider?
What is a Second-Party Logistics (2PL) Provider?
What is a Third-party Logistics Provider (3PL)?
For example, Good Logistics offers 3PL services, we specialise in warehousing, storage services and sustainable, international freight handling solutions but we also provide fulfilment services such as real-time stock data, total inventory control, returns management, same day dispatch and delivery to the point of sale.
What is a Fourth-party logistics provider (4PL)?
Crucially a 4PL needs to be impartial, while they may be able to offer the services its clients need, they need to compare those services and costs to that of their competitors and work in the best interests of their customer at all times.
At Good Logistics, for example, we often perform 4PL services to streamline supply chain processes, such as consolidating multiple suppliers and carriers to provide a single-invoice solution.
What is a Fifth party logistics provider (5PL)
Where can I find more information on 3PL services?
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