Contract Logistics

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The outsourcing of logistics operations to a 3PL provider under a contractual agreement.

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What is Contract Logistics?

Contract logistics refers to the outsourcing of logistics and supply chain management functions to a third-party provider, known as a contract logistics service provider. The provider takes on responsibility for the management of all or part of a customer’s logistics operations, including warehousing, transportation, distribution, inventory management, order fulfillment, and other related services. 


Contract logistics providers offer customized solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of each customer. They may use advanced technologies and expertise to optimize logistics operations and reduce costs, while providing real-time visibility and control over the supply chain. 


Contract logistics services can be provided on a long-term or short-term basis, depending on the needs of the customer. The provider typically works closely with the customer to understand their business requirements, develop customized solutions, and continuously monitor and improve the performance of the logistics operations. 

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