Best Practices for Selecting and Managing a Third Party Logistics Provider

Today’s 3PL is not your grandfather’s 3PL

By · March 14, 2016

Today’s 3PL is not your grandfather’s 3PL. Third party logistics used to mean transportation and warehousing, but it seems to now encompass outsourcing services for nearly everything, so selecting and managing a 3PL can be complicated.

Written by two of the most experienced supply chain thought leaders in the US from the University of Tennessee, this new best practices guide is a must-have resource for anyone using or evaluating 3PLs.

It includes:

  • Checklist for evaluating 3PLs
  • Tips for developing a contract with a 3PL
  • 8 point category/KPI scorecard
  • Insights into the future of vested outsourcing


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