Whose supply chain is it anyway?

This article asks a good question.

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But it’s an obvious answer.  the supply chain is like a cooperative, and all the participants have to share in the benefit or they will look elsewhere.  This accounts for the rise of 3PL’s.   A 3PL has a better chance of acting like a ‘supply chain manager’ by balancing the needs of each participant.   And it is so complex in a long supply chain that special attention and expertise is demanded.  A specialist may be able to lower the transaction costs of planning, monitoring, and controlling for the members.

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