Material Handling Services Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of material handling services. Material handling services include the movement, storage, protection and control of goods within or between buildings and vehicles. These services include manual and automated freight loading and unloading, conveyance and sortation, and weighing services for containerized, palletized and bulk cargo shipped by trucks, ships, barges, trains and planes. Material handling services are typically a single core competency of third-party logistics providers that offer a suite of services. However, this report does not encompass all offerings of third-party logistics providers, such as long-distance shipping, order fulfillment or supply chain management.