Ford Collaborates with 3PL to Centralize Its Logistics Network

Ford Collaborates with 3PL to Centralize Its Logistics Network

Manufacturers are relying on 3PLs to help them compete in a rapidly accelerating marketplace.

Manufacturers have long used third-party logistics companies to manage some or all of the basic supply chain operations, whether it be transportation planning, product packaging and assembly, cross-docking or freight bill auditing. As margins grow ever tighter and the need to deliver products faster and in smaller lot sizes have squeezed manufacturers' resources, their reliance on 3PLs to manage more of the supply chain has increased significantly. Whereas 36% of companies' total logist

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