3.5PL - A HYBRID SOLUTION
3.5PL is a hybrid system that combines the best of what both 3PL and 4PL have to offer. In essence, it combines the technical expertise that a 4PL partner provides, along with the operational excellence that a 3PL partner brings to the table.
It has the long term and consultative characteristics of a 4PL, and the operational and asset-based logistics support of a 3PL. In other words, 3.5PL partners play the role of a one-stop supply chain knowledge and executional solutions provider.