What is a 4PL?

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The 4PL term – short for fourth party logistics – dates back to 1996 and was coined by Accenture who defined a 4PL as:

“A supply chain integrator that assembles and manages the resources, capabilities, and technology of its own organization with those of complementary service providers to deliver a comprehensive supply chain solution.” 

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