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What is Third Party Logistics (3PL)?


HQ
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What is 3PL fulfillment services? Is there 1PL or 2PL?

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WarehouseBlueprint
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1PL – A party who requires the inventory to be transported from one location to another.

2PL – A carrier who owns the transportation assets. Example, shipping lines and truck companies.

3PL – A company who provides “outsourced” logistics services to companies.

4PL – A firm who helps the companies to manage the entire supply chain. Example, control tower

3PL services includes warehousing, inventory/order management, value added services (kitting), shipping, transportation, procurement, brokering, customs clearance, last mile delivery.

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Nic
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Some companies still prefer to run the operations themselves rather than engagung 3PL. They have more control over their supply chain and logistics.

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maxfischer
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Hi! A great 3PL fulfiller based out of Germany for the European market is Hive logistics. We have been working with them for the past year and it has been great.

www.hive-logistics.com

Best

Max

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HQ
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Hi Max. Thanks! Will explore their website and find out more.

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