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10 deadly sins in warehouse outsourcing

Decide carefully about outsourcing

This white paper describes the top 10 deadly sins in attitudes, expectations and activities during the implementation phase of outsourcing your warehousing.

Below is a sneak preview of the first deadly sin. 

1. Presuming outsourcing is the instant cure for all supply chain processes

The process of outsourcing supply chain functions comprises a journey from solution design, testing, implementation and start-up. Every stage comes with a learning curve for the 3PL as well as for your own organisation. Some processes are beyond the span of control of your logistics provider, but have a fundamental impact on the overall operation (e.g. the labels on inbound material, your own IT infrastructure and order consolidation possibilities) and need to be managed in parallel to the outsourcing project.

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