3PL + 4PL = 7PL


In the rapidly advancing logistics industry many customers are still becoming familiar with 4PL. As always we at Rulewave like to stay one step ahead, therefore, let me introduce you to 7PL.



3PL + 4PL = 7PL (explained)

7PL is like 4PL, except in addition to the management service it can also incorporate 3PL services like warehousing, inventory management & transport services.

In essence 7PL is a combination of the two services: 3PL (warehousing & transport) + 4PL (consultation services). We view 7PL as bringing together the best of both worlds. With 7PL you have the advantage of a one-stop shop point, only having to deal with one company and one invoice.

We at Rulewave have worked on creating a strong and structured 7PL service, focussing on active customer relationship management and providing transparency.

The difference between 4PL and 7PL

A 4PL is a non-asset based consultant and can only act as a neutral lead logistics provider. A 4PL is independent and has no services of their own to provide. They can only act on your company’s behalf to source and provide services.

Whereas 7PL service providers can provide a complete end-to-end solution with their own 3PL type services, such as: warehousing, inventory management, customs clearance & transport services. And also provide: existing 3PL service management, project management, sourcing & negotiation, logistics strategy & analytics and forming a single point of contact.

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