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Know When to Outsource Your Supply Chain Logistics and When to Keep Them In-House

Published: 10 November 2016

ID: G00297673

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi , David Gonzalez


About 30% of the $4 trillion logistics industry is outsourced. Supply chain leaders focused on logistics can use this research to understand the risks and the benefits associated with the decision to outsource some or all of the logistics function to a third-party logistics provider.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Design a Balanced Outsourcing Strategy
    • Recommendations
  • Ensure a Successful Outsourcing Experience
    • Recommendations
  • Build Your In-House Logistics Capabilities
    • Recommendations

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