The shipper must seek a 3PL that will fully invest in the relationship, starting early with a rigorous mapping process to gain a keen and thorough understanding of a shipper’s supply chain requirements. This will allow the 3PL to develop a customized transportation solution to integrate into the shipper’s existing operations.
The shipper and the 3PL should also collaborate and develop a detailed execution plan. Not only will this allow the 3PL provider to bring greater value and accountability to the partnership, but provide common understanding of KPI’s, execution timelines, and shared goals.
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