The supply chain and logistics function is always a prime candidate for outsourcing. Strategically speaking, most successful companies stay with their core competencies and let outside entities help with the rest.
This can range from sourcing of functional areas such as materials, transportation/warehouse services, and manufacturing, to most of an organization, known as a virtual company.
There are actually four major ways to get things done in business:
Internally: Processes that are core competencies are usually the best way to perform an activity.
Acquisition: Gives the acquiring firm full control over the way the ...