The Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry ( FMCG ) is one of the most top industries served by the third party logistics. The FMCG firms utilize the services that are provided by 3PL. The impact of Third Party Logistics on FMCG firms are on customer satisfaction, logistics system performance, the impact of 3PL also reduce the capital investment in facilities, reduction in investment in information technology, reduction in man power cost. The third party logistics also impact on the improvement of specific logistics function parameters, and improvement in inventory turnover rates. The 3PL has a positive and negative impact on FMCG
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The last few years has witnessed a renewed interest in the logistics for both scholars and the commerce industry. The development can be attributed to a number of factors, but the most prominent is the realization by the commerce professionals and scholars of the significant levels of efficiency achievable through effective planning, management, and control of operation processes across the supply chain. Information technology has also contributed to the growing attraction to the field of logistics. Advances in IT have made it possible for organizations to integrate sophisticated decision making systems in their operation processes. The systems have simplified monitoring processes across the chain supply, collection of information, and control of business strategies.
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