How outsourcing can help address some of the current challenges facing distribution companies.
Distribution companies are no longer simple transporters of goods. As their clients grow more customer-centric, supply chains - the playing field for distribution companies - are being transformed into demand chains. Clients are holding the companies responsible for the availability of goods all the way from the manufacturer to the end customer.
These companies are also expected to develop a supply chain capability that dovetails with the overall business strategy, while continuing to improve profitability.
This paper touches on some of the aspects of these challenges and discusses how and why outsourcing might be able to help.