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The downturn strained relations between manufacturers and their freight providers. Here, argues that what had become too transactional a relationship, has had to transform into one based on expertise and additional value.

Loss of talent and know-how at cost-constrained manufacturers, together with growing supply chain expertise from logistics providers, is transforming the business. The retailers have perfected their supply chains – it’s now time for the manufacturers to turn to their logistics providers for more support.