3PL is the industry-abbreviated term for “third-party logistics”, which also refers to supply chain management. If you’re not familiar with the terminology, put simply, this is when a business (such as yours) makes use of the services provided by third-party businesses (such as ours) in order to outsource elements of distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services.
If you need to utilise the services of a transportation company to distribute your products, you are not alone. Most companies use third-party logistics or supply chain management in some way, shape or form. It makes things far easier, especially when you’re successful enough to need to reach markets all over the country.