Expert Paper 4 PL - AXIT - AX4 die Logistikplattform

Is 4PL taking over the logistics industry?

How digitalization is shaking up the balance of power in the industry


The logistics market is in flux. Modern, cloud-based IT solutions are taking the logistics industry by storm and upsetting the balance of power. New players, many of them startups, are grabbing market share. More and more manufacturing and commercial enterprises are managing their own logistics, and an old business model is making a comeback: the 4PL service provider.

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Will the deck be reshuffled in the logistics industry?

Never before have the conditions been so favorable for 4PL, which moves away from operating fleets of vehicles and warehouses to focus solely on managing processes and data. That’s because the state-of-the-art IT solutions in today’s digital landscape offer standards that can easily untangle even the most complex logistical quandaries.

Will digitalization pave the way for 4PL? Our new expert paper explores this question.