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External Supply Chain Service Provider Collaboration Is an Overlooked Opportunity for Companies in the Supply Chain Top 25

Published: 19 January 2015

ID: G00265217

Analyst(s): Michael Dominy , Pam Fitzpatrick


Recent research shows that companies using external logistics and manufacturing providers aren't undertaking collaborative initiatives that optimize performance and benefits across the value network. We offer next steps for supply chain executives that use supply chain service providers.

Table Of Contents


  • All Top 25 Use External Manufacturing or Logistics Service Providers
  • Few Top 25 Companies Involve External Providers in Key Initiatives
  • Next Steps

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