Your Supply Chain: How Much Is Enough And Who Should Do It?
In this presentation I will cover some initial background about GILT.com and how our company has utilized our supply chain as a strategic asset versus a “Necessary evil cost center.” There are many schools of thought to determine your distribution center needs, and many are incorrect. I will explain some of the key indicators to help evaluate what that sweet spot is. “To 3PL or not 3PL”….that is the question! Third party’s who offer expertise in certain areas can be great partners, but one stop shopping is rare, and often very expensive. I will cover where these may make sense in organizations and where they don’t. Once that is determined 3PL selection can be challenging…I will go through some factors to help the decision making process.