Third party logistics, or 3PL, is a service that is provided by a business to an organization where some or all of the entire logistics system is outsourced. This outsourcing covers warehousing through to delivery, allowing the organization to focus on other parts of the business.

3PL companies provide a range of services within the umbrella of logistics: this includes transportation, warehousing, picking and packing, inventory forecasting, order fulfilment, packaging and freight forwarding.

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