Shippers have long understood the value of partnerships, particularly when it comes to logistics and supply chain management. In today’s market, shippers are challenged with disruptions ranging from shifting consumer demands to impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, shippers must carefully select their supply chain partners, as their performance has a much greater potential impact on customer satisfaction and the bottom line than ever before. However, shippers are often perplexed when faced with the choice of partnering with a 3PL or 4PL to tackle their logistics and transportation challenges.
In this article in Global Trade Magazine, Ross Spanier, SVP of Sales & Solutions for GlobalTranz shares insights gleaned from nearly 20 years of experience serving the needs of shippers. “Every shipper is unique, but many face the same challenges and share the same goals: reducing costs, optimizing their network, consolidating shipments, changing behaviors, improving customer service, and improving visibility, to name a few,” says Spanier, adding, “Finding a partner that can act as an extension of their business is key. It’s also extremely important to make sure your partner can provide technology and experience in implementation, execution and integration. That can be a significant cost and a disruption for businesses that attempt to do that by themselves.”
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