Outsourcing can bring some of the provider’s logistics experts onsite to your location. Will your onsite employees be operational, strategic, or both?
To decide which is right for you, imagine that you own a thriving alligator farm in Florida that runs five alligator wrestling programs daily. So far, the alligator wrestlers are all your employees. But a new farm has just moved in across the street. The rules of competition mean you need to expand to ten shows a day—and fast. What’s more, you had better come up with some new strategies that will make your alligator farm stand out.
Unfortunately, it’s getting tougher to find and retain enough skilled alligator wrestlers for all the shows you plan, much less do it quickly. So you hire an outsourcing provider that can place highly skilled alligator wrestlers onsite. The outsource provider is also ready to place other resources onsite at your location—people who have alligator wrestling experience as well as advanced skills. They will support your growth plans and supply ideas for continuous improvement so you can stay a step ahead of competitors.
In the world of logistics outsourcing, tactical onsite resources are your supply chain’s day-to-day alligator wrestlers. Strategic onsite resources know how to wrestle, and can also help you add best practices from many industries to strengthen your supply chain strategy. The result: you and your team can build a hard-to-beat strategy for competing and growing.
For more information on this topic, download our white paper, Collaborative Outsourcing: How to Gain Value from a Strategic Onsite Logistics Resource.