What is the Exact Difference between 3PL and 4PL?

#Outsourcing should be a Strategic Decision, but not a Strategy

Madrid, August 18, 2017.- Managing change in a freight transport or logistics company requires professionals, talent and experience. We live in a time of remarkable uncertainties, unexpected changes in circumstances, urgent adaptations of systems solutions, and sometimes we lose sight of the basics of success. One of them is logistical outsourcing. We want to remember today the most outstanding advantages of outsourcing processes and systems in transport and logistics companies. An analysis performed by Logistics Bureau:

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The visibility of the supply chain: Utopia, myth or factor of competitiveness

Europe, August 5, 2016.-  The visibility of the supply chain for all its actors is already a standard. However, each logistics manager has his vision on the visibility.

In AndSoft we have had the opportunity to read the following analysis of the company Trax Technologies. And we published here because it provides details of analysis enriching. We hope that it will be of your interest.

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What is the Exact Difference between 3PL and 4PL?

Do you know how to differentiate between Logistics Operator 3PL and 4PL?

Barcelona, 8 July 2016.- The discussion groups of Linkedin are often, sometimes, quality information sources, useful to the professionals of the transport and logistics. For example, find the differences between 3PL and 4PL. The result were these contributions:

Arya Banerjee, M.Sc., M.B.A., CCLP The 3 PL service providers scope of work is limited to the extent of physical distribution of products but in the case of 4 PL it extends beyond and is also involved with the parent company to engage in calculating the ROCE, development of new products and markets .




Siddhartha Panapakam Thank You Arya Sir for the thoughtful insight. So is it right to say that 3PL is just a logistics provider where as 4PL is logistics outsourcer, may be consisting of 3PL’s as its branches to be outsourced?



Yves D. Gagnon 3PL works as freight motion specialist vendor for shippers 
4PL works as shipper freight management partner for all their entire freight 



Georg Mahn 3 PL is a service provider who is neither seller nor buyer and Moves / stores the material. 4PL is s.o. (neither seller nor buyer) who manages 3PLs for example.

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Internet is neutral, according to the American FCC, How long?

Madrid, 04, March, 2015.- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes. The new rules, approved 3 to 2 along party lines, are intended to ensure that no content is blocked and that the Internet is not divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for Internet and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else. Those prohibitions are hallmarks of the net neutrality concept. We publish the reactions of three different newspapers, the United States and Europe: The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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