A third-party logistics provider (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL) is a firm that provides service to its customers of outsourced (or “third party”) logistics services for part, or all of their supply chain management functions. Third party logistics providers typically specialize in integrated operation, warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customized to customers’ needs based on market conditions and the demands and delivery service requirements for their products and materials.
3PL is defined as “a firm that provides multiple logistics services for use by customers. Preferably, these services are integrated, or bundled together, by the provider. Among the services 3PLs provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding.“
MCLSI performs all or part of the company’s logistics functions. The definition encompasses providers of services such as transportation, warehousing, distribution, and value added services.
MCLSI can offer tailor made logistics solutions, that can dramatically improve the performance of an outsourcing organization. This can lead to improvements in areas such as:
MCLSI will help implement a plan to optimizing processes, resulting in improved organizational efficiency and a positive effect. MCLSI offers an objective viewpoint based on decades of experience in warehouse operations and is dedicated to serving the best interest of the customer at all times, and makes recommendations based on industry best practices.