As the supply chain continues to deal with a whole host of obstacles, including various disruptions, labor challenges, and strategic misalignments, there is a need for things to get back to basics for both 3PLs and shippers.
That was the key theme of the annual 2023 27th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge Conference in Nashville. This study was created in conjunction with NTT Data, supply chain professor and researcher Dr. C. John Langley and Penske Logistics.
The study’s findings were based on feedback from several hundred usable responses from shippers, or users of 3PL services, and non-users of 3PL services, as well as 3PL sector respondents.
As usual, the study was replete with interesting data points, highlighting the differences in how 3PLs and shippers approach the same issues.