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4PL

A neutral 4PL is free from constraints and not held back by costly assets. This flexibility lets a 4PL find the best solutions for each customer.

For many companies, outsourcing logistics is a reality. Often, transportation and warehouse services along with value-adding services such as order picking or sequencing are outsourced to third parties. Outsourcing supply chain services to third-party logistics (3PL) providers does not usually yield the desired effects since 3PLs naturally need to utilize their own equipment and offer their own transportation services. The resulting conflict of interest between cost optimization and fully utilizing its own resources make it hard for a 3PL to focus on what is best for the customer. Tied to their own equipment, 3PLs do not have the flexibility to provide services at optimal cost.

As a neutral 4PL, 4flow management selects logistics service providers based on optimal cost and service.
As a neutral 4PL, 4flow management selects logistics service providers based on optimal cost and service.

With fourth-party logistics (4PL), an independent service provider handles the optimization and operation of a company's supply chain. As a neutral provider, a 4PL can bring optimized costs and services to your supply chain.

Advantages of a 4PL

4flow management is a neutral 4PL meaning we do not have our own assets or sell actual logistics. With this independence, 4flow can find the best solution for each customer and select the carrier offering the best rates for any given situation.

By working with 4flow management, businesses can:

  • Reduce supply chain costs 
  • Increase service levels
  • Gain more supply chain visibility
  • Boost productivity
  • Save capacity and resources
  • Optimize processes and structures

Services provided by 4flow

4flow has several years of experience in supply chain consulting and software. 4flow management takes over all supply chain processes and manages them long term. Working with us, our customers quickly see cost savings.

As a neutral 4PL and outsourcing partner, 4flow management provides these services:

 

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