Logistic service models are constantly changing in response to the digitalization of supply chains, the greater availability of Big Data, and the growing popularity of omnichannel sales strategies. These trends have led to the rise of providers of Third Party Logistics (3PL) and most recently Fourth Party Logistics (4PL).
Now more visible on the Polish logistics market than ever, 4PL service providers plan, coordinate, and monitor every aspect of a customer’s transport chain. They use innovative tools and technologies to find tailored solutions for keeping cargo flowing smoothly. This means that customers have deeper relationships with 4PL providers than they do with 3PL providers.
“For customers without well-developed logistics capabilities, choosing an experienced transport and logistics partner is critical for strategic growth. A competent partner can help a business enter new markets successfully, increase overall productivity and performance, and therefore support its competitive market position,” says Karol Baranczuk, AsstrA Deputy COO for Partial Loads.
The AsstrA corporate group is an experienced global 4PL service provider with a wide range of road, air, rail and sea logistics offerings. Comprehensive customs advisory and administration services are available to help clients handle all necessary certificates and permits related to customs clearance. Clients can also optimize their transport operations with warehousing, cargo picking, cross-docking and distribution services.
As Karol Baranczuk emphasizes, warehouse space availability is the key success factor in the 4PL model. AsstrA opened its own warehouse in Poland in April 2020 to ensure that partners and clients receive world-class services with full transparency and without intermediaries. When managing warehousing and distribution, large amounts of data are analyzed so as to minimize risks when fulfilling orders, respond effectively to force majeure situations, and avoid damage to cargo in real time.
AsstrA can thus continue to successfully modernize supply chains backed by the company’s deep experience, extensive know-how, innovative IT systems, and significant capabilities in optimizing and coordinating 4PL processes. As a result, customers can increase their productivity, reduce transport costs, and rely on a logistics partner ready to adapt to their evolving requirements.