To outsource logistics to specialist Logistics Service Providers or retain as an in-house service has been a question that has challenged business for years. Although not always approached as a key business process, logistics is, after all, the means by which a business product reaches consumers, be that via stores or, as increasingly the case via on-line businesses. It is therefore the key strand that delivers products to the consumer and its success is key to any brand’s success. Sadly, when it does not go well the opposite is true and businesses reputation can suffer greatly.
A defined process is required
When a business is looking at taking the step of outsourcing, it’s important that it is done in a considered way and is treated as a part of the corporate strategy. As such, it needs to follow a clear and defined process so that the resulting change will benefit the business (that is outsourcing) and that the choice of partner, contract negotiations and implementation are concluded successfully and done without any business interruption.
LiG has developed a comprehensive process that will enable businesses to take the right decision. If you require support for an outsourcing process, we can support your requirements specification, integrated solution design for service and solution management, manage the tender and selection process. We then provide practical transition management support if required. Our experience encompasses transport warehousing and other service outsourcing projects.