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A Good 3PL Relationship Takes the Risk Out of Outsourcing


June 22, 2011

Outsourcing is often perceived as dangerous by companies that have never outsourced. Establishing a strong, respectful 3PL relationship takes the fear out of outsourcing.

Successful companies and their CEOs have often achieved their success through meticulous attention to detail and extensive control over every aspect of their businesses.  Outsourcing, defined by Rob Handfield of N.C. State University as “the strategic use of outside resources to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources,” calls to the minds of many CEOs a loss of control, transparency, and security that inspires skepticism about the value of outsourcing.  As a result of this apprehension, many companies take the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to outsourcing, assuming their internal operations are “good enough” and improving them is not worth the perceived risk.

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