Mick Noce

At Sheer, Mick leads the design and delivery of customized transportation management solutions. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of supply chain and logistics, designing and implementing operational performance improvements at leading corporations. He has held positions in supply chain consulting, production planning and transportation management.

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Inside the 3PL Process: What to Know Before You Sign

Posted by Mick Noce on 2/15/18 10:21 AM


Regardless of how tempting it might seem, the fastest and cheapest route is not always the right choice.

Think about the last time you bought a nice outfit. Snagging a suit off the discount rack at a department store will save you a few bucks today, but it’s not likely to impress anyone at your next job interview. You could also invest some extra money now to get a custom-made garment from a local tailor, ending up with an outfit that makes you look like a million bucks. Five years down the road, which suit do you think will still be in your wardrobe?

In other words, inexpensive fixes can come back to haunt you. A tailored option will be your new best friend, and a one-size-fits-all solution will not likely stand the test of time. Finding an ideal third-party logistics (3PL) partner requires the same sort of careful consideration and pragmatism as buying a treasured article of clothing.

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Topics: Outsourced Logistics, 3PL, logistics

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