Companies adopt different systems for managing transport providers and routes assignment.

The methods can be divided into two groups:

1.   spot: a specific tender is organized for each shipment;

2.   agreed price lists: price lists are negotiated periodically with one or more suppliers. When the need for a shipment arises, it is assigned to the preselected supplier.

Both types of management show advantages and disadvantages.

What are they? The scheme summarizes the differentiating elements between the two strategies:

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