Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective Answer to the questions below.

7.3 – Week 7 Discussion- Transportation:  A Supply Chain Perspective

Begin your post with the question you are answering and then make your response. 

The growth in the use of 3PLs has been steadily increasing over the past decade. As stated in the text, there are often good reasons to outsource all or part of the transportation function, but there are also downside risks. As the VP for Logistics in a Fortune 500 firm, would you outsource the transportation function? Why or why not? Be sure to cite or include links to your sources.