4PL vs. Freight forwarding companies
What separates 4PL providers from freight forwarding companies? Prologue sees itself as an independent supply chain integrator that centrally manages and optimizes all service partners, as well as the flow of information. All the services can be flexibly and individually adapted to the customer’s individual requirements based on ‘best-of-breed’ solutions. That is because it is not necessary to utilize your own transport or storage resources – instead, the focus is purely on customer benefit.
Who would be interested? Partnering with Prologue is in the interest of any company with an annual logistics volume of about 1,000 sea freight containers or more. Our subsidiary Eurasia offers special solutions for customers with smaller volumes.
Our unique selling points
What sets us apart from other 4PL providers? There are six major differences between Prologue and its competitors that have been the key to its sustainable success for 20 years.
2. Sustainable approach
The focus of our approach is not on a purely (daily) price-driven short-term perspective, but on a medium- to long-term view of total logistics costs.
4. Maximum transparency
We disclose all cost factors along the entire supply chain in detail and offer maximum transparency of every cost. Our customers benefit directly from our conditions. A mixed calculation at the expense of the customer is inconsistent with our self-image.
6. Established market position
Based on years of reliable partnering, Prologue enjoys direct customer status with shipping companies, providing it with access to exclusive advantages and conditions. Prologue’s customers benefit directly and immediately from the transparent transfer of these special delivery and purchasing conditions.
The Handling Agent: Operationally at your side
The team at PROLOGUE will work with you to develop the right, tailor-made logistics solution for you and is always available to answer all overarching issues and questions.
A handling agent is nominated for the operational processes within the supply chain and serves as your contact person in day-to-day business. Depending on your requirements, other local or specialised partners may also be involved.
Two generations of entrepreneurial spirit and 20 years of innovation.
Professor Dr. Helmut Merkel, the father of the current managing director Patrick Merkel, laid the foundation for the sustainable business success of Prologue, based on three different factors:
Prologue’s success factors
In addition to technical innovation and the digitalization of all processes, it is especially the factors of trust and reliability that have been the reasons for Prologue’s sustainable success for more than 20 years.
This is underpinned by the completely transparent calculations and the resulting planning reliability.
+ 2 generations
+ 15 employees
+ 20 years
+ 40 countries
+ 60 customers
trust us with organizing their supply chain
are connected via our tailor-made logistics solutions
of experience and expertise at the service of our customers
Request a meeting Sales presentation
We determine the optimal solution and the most efficient approach for your logistics requirements based on your individual needs. The best basis for this is a personal presentation meeting where you can get to know us better, and we can understand exactly which factors are decisive for your business model. When would be a good time for you?