Selecting a supply chain partner is a difficult decision for shippers. You want a capable, experienced, and safe third-party logistics provider (3PL) managing your supply chain. Of course, no two 3PLs are the same, and many factors play into your decision. Think beyond the bottom line. Consider how your company and a 3PL partner might align in culture and shared objectives. In this white paper, we explore four questions shippers should ask as they evaluate 3PL partners to manage their supply chains:
1. Does this 3PL provider have the experience to manage my supply chain efficiently?
2. Will this 3PL do what’s right, even when no one is looking?
3. Does the 3PL’s technology enhance network optimization, productivity, and visibility?
4. Will my products and materials arrive safely and be handled with precision and respect?