A Brief Note On Systems And Logistics Support Management

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Third-Party Logistics
Gregory C. Long
Florida Institute of Technology
MG 5061: Systems and Logistics Support Management
February 14, 2016

Abstract Today’s world business environment has become so competitive that companies in order to be successful in the market must deal with different resources for satisfying their customer need. In the past decade or so the competitive global market has made a big influence in the growing for external business. Third party logistics providers are more and more employing external companies for inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and other value added activities for customer services. Third party logistics ultimate goal is to provide a competitive advantage to the organization for which they are serving.

Overview of Third Party Logistics Between the year of 1970 and 1980 was recognizes as the first generation of the third party logistics for providing services for shipping and transportation. By the 1980’s through the 1990’s were non-asset and asset based organizations by increasing the services level of contribution and by the 2000’s third party logistics were generally based on increasing the supply chain integration. According to Write Pass (2012),
A Third Party Logistics providers (3PL), can be identified as first, second, and third service providers. First party provider is the main company that provides the service or…
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