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A 4PL is a logistics integrator, a logistics management company to whom a manufacturer will outsource the strategic and day to day management of their logistics chain.

The below pyramid, represents one of the most common ways of looking at and defining the role of a 4PL provider.

4PL,4th party logistics provider pyramid, used on our logistics training blog
A logistics parties pyramid

You can learn more about 4PL in our dedicated article here.

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