Gartner Research

Evaluate These Influencing Factors When Deciding to Outsource Logistics or Keep It In-House

Published: 25 September 2018

ID: G00366516

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , Greg Aimi

Summary

Supply chain leaders focused on logistics can use this research to help understand the factors, risks, and benefits when deciding whether to outsource some or all of the logistics functions to a third-party logistics provider.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use a Decision Tree of Influencing Factors to Determine Whether You Should Outsource Logistics or Build the Capability In-House
    • Recommendations
  • Design a Balanced Outsourcing Strategy
    • Recommendations
  • Segment Providers to Ensure a Successful Outsourcing Engagement
    • Recommendations

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