Far too often the structure of the agreement between the parties is developed in a manner that will not necessarily support the dynamic business requirements of the relationship. The traditional method of embedding the business requirements within the contract tends to restrict the amount of operational flexibility of the relationship. An alternative to this is […]
3pl management common pitfalls
Establishing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider Relationships – Common Pitfall # 2 – Inadequate Training
The value of ensuring that adequate training has been undertaken prior to the transition is frequently underestimated. This applies equally when moving from an own managed to an outsourced operation for the first time or when moving from one supplier to another. Far too often we take for granted the amount of operational knowledge that is […]
Establishing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider Relationships – Common Pitfall # 1 – Insufficient Planning
Not enough time and effort that is invested in planning for the transition. A project manager should be assigned and detailed project plan prepared in order to facilitate the transition. The plan should not only include the physical aspects of the move but also include such items as communication and training tasks.
Managing 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Providers – Introduction
In theory, the decision to outsource and therefore the need to engage a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider, is driven by the company’s choice to focus on core competencies, or in its quest to improve customer service levels, or as it strives to develop more efficient processes. In reality, it is mostly driven by […]