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3PL & 4PL Logistics Management

Rises in ecommerce transactions, fuel market volatility and fluctuating demand have all impacted the global transportation supply chain. Tighter regulation (such as electronic logging devices for trucks in some countries) has added to the dynamics. Vertically integrated ecommerce giants have raised the bar in consumer expectations with services like next-day and same-day delivery, and have increased pressures on speed and quality of service throughout the industry.

Third-party (3PL) and fourth-party (4PL) transportation service providers need to manage different workflows for multiple clients across geographic boundaries. Configuring their networks and achieving the right fleet and brokerage mix are key to meeting service level agreements.

These factors have eroded margins across the transportation supply chain

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Industry challenges

3PL and 4PL operators are a critical link between manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and customers, and they need to build trust in their service provision. This means staying agile through integrated real-time data-driven systems to guide material flows from manufacturer to consumer.

By continually refreshing service models, identifying pain points and potential efficiency gains, 3PL and 4PL providers can deploy their physical assets and resources more effectively. They can better anticipate capacity requirements and ensure smoother goods flows through the transportation supply chain.

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The Körber difference

Körber’s transportation and supply chain management solutions address your pain points and help you operate an efficient and highly profitable business.

We understand the complexities of the transportation supply chain and have extensive experience in addressing them.

Our in-house experts are more than consultants – we are on a journey with each and every one of our clients. We build consultative partnerships with you to learn about your business and unique challenges. Through this, we can provide tailored solutions that drive substantial improvements to your operations and bottom line.

We will address your operational challenges through our software and technology solutions, logistics industry knowledge and deployment expertise. We integrate warehouse and transportation management software systems with voice-enabled picking and fully automated material handling systems. These incremental solutions will further help you meet customer expectations and the needs of multiple stakeholders, while minimizing your risk and maximizing your returns.


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