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Hertz and Alfredsson (2003) describe four categories of 3PL providers:<ref>{{cite journal |last=Hertz |first=Susanne |coauthors=Monica Alfredsson |year=2003 |month=February |title=Strategic development of third party logistics providers |journal=Industrial Marketing Management |volume=32 |issue=2 |pages=pp. 139–149 |doi=10.1016/S0019-8501(02)00228-6 |publisher=Elsevier Science }}</ref>
 
Hertz and Alfredsson (2003) describe four categories of 3PL providers:<ref>{{cite journal |last=Hertz |first=Susanne |coauthors=Monica Alfredsson |year=2003 |month=February |title=Strategic development of third party logistics providers |journal=Industrial Marketing Management |volume=32 |issue=2 |pages=pp. 139–149 |doi=10.1016/S0019-8501(02)00228-6 |publisher=Elsevier Science }}</ref>
 
* ''Standard 3PL Provider:'' this is the most basic form of a 3PL provider. They would perform activities such as, [[Pick and Pack|pick and pack]], warehousing, and [[distribution (business)]] – the most basic functions of logistics. For a majority of these firms, the 3PL function is not their main activity.
 
* ''Standard 3PL Provider:'' this is the most basic form of a 3PL provider. They would perform activities such as, [[Pick and Pack|pick and pack]], warehousing, and [[distribution (business)]] – the most basic functions of logistics. For a majority of these firms, the 3PL function is not their main activity.
* ''Service Developer:'' this type of 3PL provider will offer their customers advanced value-added services such as: [[tracking and tracing]], [[cross-docking]], specific packaging, or providing a unique security system. A solid IT foundation and a focus on [[economies of scale]] and scope will enable this type of 3PL provider to perform these types of tasks.
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* ''Service Developer:'' this type of 3PL provider will offer their customers advanced value-added services such as: [[tracking and tracing]], [[cross-docking]], specific packaging, or providing a unique security system. A solid IT foundation and a focus on [[economies of scale]] and scope will enable this type of 3PL provider to perform these types of tasks.fdfdd gfdgd g dgs s s dfh
 
* ''The Customer Adapter:'' this type of 3PL provider comes in at the request of the customer and essentially takes over complete control of the company's logistics activities. The 3PL provider improves the logistics dramatically, but do not develop a new service. The customer base for this type of 3PL provider is typically quite small.
 
* ''The Customer Adapter:'' this type of 3PL provider comes in at the request of the customer and essentially takes over complete control of the company's logistics activities. The 3PL provider improves the logistics dramatically, but do not develop a new service. The customer base for this type of 3PL provider is typically quite small.
 
* ''The Customer Developer:'' this is the highest level that a 3PL provider can attain with respect to its processes and activities. This occurs when the 3PL provider integrates itself with the customer and takes over their entire logistics function. These providers will have few customers, but will perform extensive and detailed tasks for them. <ref>[http://logistics.about.com/od/strategicsupplychain/a/select_3PL.htm Selecting a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider] Martin Murray, ''about.com''</ref>
 
* ''The Customer Developer:'' this is the highest level that a 3PL provider can attain with respect to its processes and activities. This occurs when the 3PL provider integrates itself with the customer and takes over their entire logistics function. These providers will have few customers, but will perform extensive and detailed tasks for them. <ref>[http://logistics.about.com/od/strategicsupplychain/a/select_3PL.htm Selecting a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider] Martin Murray, ''about.com''</ref>
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