4PL solutions

Advanced 4PL logistics for supply chain optimization

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Upgrade your supply chain with 4PL solutions

With 4PL, DFDS offers to take full responsibility for network analysis, consultancy, planning and project management – all via a person dedicated to being your entry point for any issue, big or small, related to the business that we do together. As one of the best 4PL companies in the EU, we focus every day on improving our services. 

Wondering what is the result of choosing 4PL solutions through DFDS? The answer is simple. You get even more time and money saved and freed so you can focus on what you do best.


Work with a trusted fourth party logistics provider

As a trusted 4PL partner, we are committed to continually improving. We take great pride in selecting relevant fourth-party logistics providers for our customers, regardless of their industry or the nature of their supply chain. These partnerships give you as a customer the ability to scale space, labor, and transportation according to inventory needs.

Using 4PL solutions can enable a smoother transition between industry ups and downs. With DFDS, your supply chain is always prepared for change.

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Optimise logistics with our dedicated control tower

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Get your own dedicated control tower

When you choose DFDS and fourth-party logistics solutions, you get a dedicated control tower team.

This central information hub makes it easy to address risks and opportunities at an early stage and helps us all achieve seamless coordination across divisions, countries, and logistics providers.

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We'll take it from here

Whatever the nature and particular challenges of your operation, you can rely on our substantial experience and broad expertise.

We manage people, processes and technology to deliver a smooth-running operation that you and your supply chain can rely on.

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Make better decisions

Your control tower offers the flexibility to ‘plug in’ new logistics providers as needed. Data visibility is supported by a detailed set of decision-making rules, allowing us to analyse performance and make decisions in real time.

We can then measure and manage each provider, make your supply chain leaner and reduce both operating costs and environmental impact.

Streamline your operations with 3PL fulfillment

We take great pride in selecting just the right third-party logistics provider for every customer, regardless of their industry or the nature of their supply chain.

When we enter into a partnership with a third party logistics provider, we gain the ability to scale space, labour, and transportation according to inventory needs. Using 3PL solutions can enable a hassle-free transition. DFDS’ proactive approach to using third-party logistics providers ensures that your supply chain can adapt accordingly.

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FAQs about 4PL solutions and services

4PL also known as fourth party logistics, is an advanced form of logistics outsourcing where a company outsources not only the operational aspects of its supply chain but also the strategic planning and coordination of the entire logistics network.

Partnering with a reliable 4PL company can result in streamlined operations, improved efficiency, cost savings, and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. It allows businesses to tap into specialised expertise, leverage a vast network, and access advanced technologies, ultimately driving growth and success in the dynamic world of supply chain management.

While 3PL focuses on specific logistics areas, 4PL goes beyond operational execution and assumes a more strategic role, providing comprehensive supply chain management solutions.