Transportation is a pretty exciting, isn’t it? Kind of like a roller coaster, except roller coasters are fun and not quite as topsy turvy as working in a business where dropped loads ruin on-time deliveries and ever-changing technology leaves you scratching your head. When you factor in a rising freight spend, this roller coaster isn’t all that much fun.
Here’s the thing–if your freight spend went up in 2018, there were a lot of good reasons for it
Keeping up with trends in logistics, government regulations, and technologies is a full-time job and has many manufacturers and shippers looking to outsource their transportation needs to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.
We call this outsourcing Logistics as a Service (LaaS), and it can be a boon to managers overwhelmed with transportation woes. But if you’re looking to outsource, it pays to be careful because the wrong partner can create even more problems.