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Three-Step Guide for Logistics Leaders on How to Reduce Logistics Costs

Published: 16 February 2017

ID: G00321590

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez


Logistics is a paradox for organizations. CSCOs expect their logistics leaders to deliver an ever-increasing degree of service excellence at an ever-decreasing level of cost. This note outlines a number of repeatable strategies to deliver sustainable and reliable sources of logistics cost savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Logistics Leaders Must Educate Their CSCOs on the Trade-Off Between Logistics Expenditure and Service Complexity
  • Engage Your 3PL Partners in Your Logistics Cost Saving Challenges; However, Avoid the Temptation to Abdicate Responsibility
  • Learn to Say No to Colleagues That Want to Deviate From Established Logistics Practices

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