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What is 3PL?

3PL refers to the use of third-party providers to handle the logistics of a manufacturer’s goods, such as storage, delivery, distribution and order returns.

An increasing number of businesses now rely on 3PL providers to run their supply chain more efficiently and gain competitive advantage. Partnering with a 3PL provider helps a business take advantage of an extensive network and reduce overhead costs. Learn more about supply chain software and supply chain services offered by GEP.

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