3PLs should be wary of retailer-collect model for primary transport


William Walker, founder of Walker Logistics, argues that supermarkets collecting their own goods is not necessarily the most efficient use of resources. By using their own returning vehicles to collect products bound for their warehouses from their suppliers, are retailers really improving supply chain efficiency? There is a trend for retailers to collect orders bound for their warehouses from suppliers, or their 3PL partners, using their own vehicles. As a result, rather than picking and packing pallet loads of a […]