With the increasing complexity and bottom-line impact of logistics, many companies are asking their supply chain managers “should we outsource logistics management to third-party logistics (3PL logistics) experts?”
If you are planning for the most effective transportation program, establishing a tailored carrier-selection process is the first step. Then, regardless of your logistics carrier management strategy, it must be monitored and adjusted in response to shipper and carrier network changes.
When you approach the insource-outsource decision-making process, it is important to understand your own organization’s talent, processes, technology and culture. Hand-in-hand with that: know the capabilities a best-in-class service provider brings to the table.