Abstract

Ahmed Salem Saber
Logistics service providers in Egypt ( Challenge and opportunities )
A third-party logistics(3PL) provider is a firm that provide outsourced “third party’’ logistics services to companies for part, sometimes all of their supply chain management function.3PL typically specialized in integrated operation, warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customized to customer needs. Many companies are deviating from having their own warehouses and transportation services to that of contracting with various services providers such as UPS (United Parcel Service). The use of third party logistics, 3PL, means a substantial cost savings to companies who would ordinarily have to lease otherwise contract these services.