Third-Party Logistics (3PL)

Third-part Logistics, also known as 3PLs, are firms that provide an integration of and oversight over all aspects of the logistics process. Some firms will provide a variety of services, ranging from shipping, warehousing, and intermodal transportation, that ultimately assists in the synthesis of supply chain management. 3PLs allow companies to gain efficiency by outsourcing the tasks of ordering from manufacturer to supplier.

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