Finessing Convergence Consolidation

September 2013
World Trade: WT100;Sep2013, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p18
Trade Publication
The article provides an overview on what third party logistics (3PL) should do and what should customers watch for as logistics suppliers merge, expand, and restructure. It cites the need for a 3PL to know the goals and strategy and to have a clear view of what it is buying. It also notes the importance of knowing financial metrics, identifying and empowering a merger project manager, pre-planning operations, considering the cultural aspects, and managing a customer integration program.


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