Many companies prefer to develop their own apps although there is abundant logistics-related software on the market. However, it requires a hefty commitment of in-house IT resources because a single application can require thousands of lines of source code. And some companies have turned to third-party software developers to handle the added workload.
However, many companies still develop their own apps and work for IT outsourcing for the flexibility to match IT staffing levels to needs. Ohlund, vice president of technology strategy, believes outsourcing can be successful and can provide flexible staffing to augment a permanent onshore staff.