Fourth Party Logistics

We provide Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) Services to our clients.

 

Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) is known by other names such as Managed Logistics Solution, Co-sourcing. 

Regardless of the name that is used the key criteria of this outsourcing business model is that a 4PL provider is a supply chain integrator that assembles and manages the resources, capabilities and technology of its own organisation with those of complementary service providers to deliver a comprehensive supply chain solution.

4PL Feasibility Model

4PL FM

 

1. Project Identification:

Activities

  • Internal assessment: what is the potential for cost savings / efficiency gains?
  • Assess the current resource proficiency and capability

Outcomes:

  • Decision on engagement of  external partner

 

2. Opportunity Assessment:

Activities

  • Detailed data gathering
  • Benchmark cost and service levels
  • Network Review - locations, DC's, Customer Locations, Other Divisions etc.
  • Operational Review - processes, IT, MHU's etc.

Outcomes:

  • Detailed assessment of savings potential- opportunity from consolidation
  • Assessment of benchmark against best practice
  • Network Model - Scenario Analysis
  • Detailed Business Case to implement Managed Logistics Services

 

3. Design Commercial and Operating Models:

Activities

Establish optimal commercial model:

  • Who has the contractual relationship with service providers?
  • Who has ultimate responsibility for the freight?

Logistics Operating model:

  • Governance and decision making
  • Organisational structure
  • Account Management
  • People capability
  • Business processes
  • Information technology
  • Business planning

Outcomes:

  • Business Case
  • Project Charter
  • Implementation Plan

 

4. Pilot Program:

Activities

  • Decide on Pilot region/product group
  • Agree on pilot goals and performance assessment process
  • Establish pilot team and resource plan
  • Implement pilot program
  • Stakeholder meetings for duration of pilot

Outcomes

  • Confirmation of benefits estimates in business case
  • Fine-tune the commercial and logistics operating models
  • Adjust Implementation Plan

 

5. Full Implementation:

Activities

  • Establish implementation team
  • Develop operating plan including daily processes and procedures
  • Develop KPI reports/dashboard and compliance program
  • Implement IT solution
  • Establish communications plan
  • Develop continuous improvement programs
  • Establish invoicing mechanisms

Outcomes

  • 100 day implementation plan
  • Progressive reports
  • Complete logistics operating plan

 

 

Fourth Party Logistics”, “Managed Logistics Solution”, “Co-sourcing”….call it what you will. There is one definition that encapsulates the key criteria of this outsourcing business model…

“A 4PL provider is a supply chain integrator that assembles and manages the resources, capabilities and technology of its own organisation with those of complementary service providers to deliver a comprehensive supply chain solution.(a)”

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