profiles highlight provider revenues, service offerings, geographies served, warehousing and transportation assets, freight forwarding volumes, IT and operational capabilities, and overall strengths and weaknesses.
Langley, a clinical professor of supply chain management, initiated this yearly study in the mid-1990s to capture the evolution of 3PL
companies as they worked to transition from vendors of individual services to logistics partners offering integrated services and building meaningful, collaborative relationships with their customers.
On the other hand, functions mostly outsourced are still transactional, standardized, and repetitive (Langley and Capgemini Consulting 2012), and the average contract length remains short, reflecting customers' desire to maintain flexibility in their 3PL
arrangements (Eyefortransport 2012).
The global IT spending by 3PL
market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.
Essentially, the report studies 3PL
market in key regions along with, demand analysis by revenues generated by different segments of 3PL
in these markets.
We look forward to achieving greater successes with our new 3PL
partners," added Al Awadi.
The 2009 Top 70 3PL
is a list of third-party logistics providers who offer a broad scope of services and capabilities that enable food companies to reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve service levels.
has emerged as a critical discipline for any organisation that wants to reduce cost and improve customer satisfaction.
providers deliver enhanced economies of scale.
The new system represents the latest version of Accellos Enterprise 3PL
companies have yet to gain substantial market share in the defense arena due in part to such unique challenges as constructing an interoperable logistics information system, ensuring access to remote and dangerous areas, and overcoming organizational barriers within DOD.
The reasons for the increase were many and included the offering of value-added services beyond basic freight carrying by 3PL
companies, a shortage of truck capacity due to an increase in products shipped, a shortage of drivers and a growing amount of collaboration between shippers and among shippers and retailers.