Led by Joe Hanna, department chair, supply chain management, an Auburn research team explored the dynamics around carrier and shipper consolidation; the emergence of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) as major business players; and the effects of reduced carrier margins, intense competition, and dramatically different supply chains.
The “Synergic Pricing in the LTL Industry” study incorporates 3PLs data and opinions, for the first time in an LTL pricing study.
Learn what Auburn’s extensive online surveys revealed and what almost three dozen industry leaders from carrier, shipper, and 3PL companies had to say about:
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