What is a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Service?
An outsourced service provided by a company that specialises in transporting, warehousing and scheduling of the delivery of goods owned by others. They complement or replace a companies internal logistics operation with a cost effective and efficient alternative.
A 3PL provider.
- Takes physical possession of goods to be delivered
- Arranges the appropriate delivery method or mode of transportation
- Arranges schedules and handles all operational tasks associated with the delivery process
These services may be provided on a one-time or ongoing basis.