Transportation and logistics is a critical element for businesses of all sizes. For small and medium-sized businesses, logistics services can make up a substantial portion of their operating costs and can be the difference between making and losing money. Just as a small pizza shop likely won’t invest resources in raising crops in order to make tomato sauce, lean companies do not commit resources to activities not in their core competency. Many small to medium-sized businesses face similar obstacles when it comes to managing their own transportation and logistics processes. In the latest issue of Inc., multiple logistics experts weigh in on recent trends impacting businesses of this size. Barrett Distribution COO, Tim Barrett lends insight into the T & L advantages that third-party partners can provide.