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Logistics Collaboration — 5 Lessons Learned From Leaders for Developing Successful Partnerships

Published: 23 June 2017

ID: G00320207

Analyst(s): James Lisica


To compete in the future, supply chain leaders must embrace logistics collaboration, but many struggle to understand how they should look at partnering, with whom and when. This research shares how 25 leading organizations build relationships that deliver joint value in the logistics sector.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Group Potential Partners, and Evaluate Stakeholders and Areas of Collaboration to Determine Where Best to Focus Efforts
  • Assess the Function's Level of Maturity to Ensure Potential External Partnerships Are Accessible and Can Be Supported by the Organization
  • Build a Collaborative Culture and Solid Operational Foundation From the Inside Out and Ground Up
  • Focus on Developing and Integrating More Than Just Basic Operational Capabilities
  • Take a Longer-Term View of Potential Partnerships and Revisit Them Frequently — They Require Constant Development to Evolve

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