transportation / 3PL
For organizations that have matured beyond the tactical focus on lanes and coverage, a 3PL partner must play a strategic role, moving past just transporting and storing to identifying problems, implementing solutions, and adding systems-wide value. We call this LETM, or Logistics, Engineering, Transportation, Management.
Derek directs a portfolio of end-to-end supply chain projects for companies in a wide array of sizes and industries. A lean expert, he has also developed trained professionals in continuous improvement and lean culture, six-sigma, and supply chain optimization.
Derek's experience allows him to support optimized 3PL management, which we call LETM: Logistics, Engineering, Transportation, Management.
Derek's unique approach guides the shipper in shifting its management system to better reflect the role supply chain plays in the business using LETM. The shipper and its 3PL partner re-evaluate:
What is our core purpose?
What value do we create?
Are we strategically aligned?
Are we culturally aligned?
Derek's methodology creates alignment of purpose, value, strategy, and culture, providing far more value than what is seen in a transportation budget variance report and old-school commoditized approaches to negotiation and selection.