Heading "Logistics slang"
Let’s talk about the already known term «3PL» in Ukraine. It’s a very interesting topic because other than 3PL, you may hear similar terms like «2PL», «4PL», «5PL». Everything becomes clear as soon as we translate the acronym «PL» from English. Literally, PL means «side/part of logistics». It is the number of participating parties and their role in any cargo business that affects the capital figure:
At the first stage in the supply chain, all PL-directions work with the goods (pallets, containers, etc.) and after their actual delivery to the warehouse, the goods can be disbanded in other formats.
By the way, the contractor company that takes part in the logistics process is usually called an operator or provider. For example, NP Logistic is a professional 3PL operator!