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Accellos white paper examines 4PL providers as supply chain elite

May 6, 2014
Accellos, a provider of supply chain execution software systems, has released its latest white paper titled The Next Generation of the Supply Chain Elite—4PL Providers.
Accellos, a provider of supply chain execution software systems, has released its latest white paper titled The Next Generation of the Supply Chain Elite—4PL Providers.
This publication discovers how the next generation of supply chain executors that will enable 3PL (third-party logistics) providers and shippers to strengthen their partnerships. Topics discussed in this white paper include: •How a 3PL becomes a 4PL (fourth-party logistics) provider •The 4PL model •Key responsibilities and associated benefits of the 4PL •Best-of-breed technology for 4PLs •Supply chain planning and execution terminology •Five keys to forging a successful 4PL partnership According to a 2013 3PL study, only 86% of shippers view their relationship with their 3PL as successful as compared with 94% of 3PLs. While this is an increase over previous years and shippers “credit the improvement to the 3PLs with finding new and effective ways to improve logistics effectiveness,” the discrepancy opens up an opportunity for leading 3PLs to further improve operations by supporting more innovative technology. This white paper is free and available for download here. For more information, go to www.accellos.com.

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