The Role of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Providers in Produce

Supply-Chain Management (SCM) reduces time requirements and costs from supply chains to improve profitability and/or competitiveness. These savings are possible through conceptual advances and increasing use of powerful computer hardware and software. The SCM concept is defined, and some considerations of its application in the produce area are discussed. Most applications and benefits have resulted from alliances between large retailers and large packaged-goods vendors. Third-party logistics (3PL) companies offer an alternative opportunity for medium and smaller companies to capture SCM gains.


Issue Date:
2006-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/27715
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 36, Number 2
Page range:
12-19
Total Pages:
8




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