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The 21st Annual, 2017 Third-Party Logistics Study
June 1, 2017
The results and findings of the 2017 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study provide current perspectives on the nature of shipper and 3PL relationships, why they are generally successful and some of the ways in which they could be improved.
2016 Third-Party Logistics Study
August 23, 2016
The 2016 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study shows continued collaborative and positive relationships between shippers and third-party logistics providers, which have been developing since the study began 20 years ago.
2015 Third-Party Logistics Study
June 22, 2016
The study identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains, was influenced by industry executives and experts from around the world.
2014/15 Top 50 Global & Domestic U.S. Third-Party Logistics Providers
June 10, 2015
In the wake of the recent acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle by XPO Logistics, the logistics community is bracing for even more major consolidation deals, and the third-party logistics provider (3PL) community is loving it, especially as their margins continue to widen - particularly throughout North America.
Forecasting a Supply Chain Talent “Perfect Storm”
January 20, 2014
The goal of this article is not to take a strong stance on if or when the supply chain talent storm will occur; like the weather, that is hard to predict. Rather, consider this paper a “storm warning.”
2014 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing
November 20, 2013
For 18 years this study has documented the significant transformation of the 3PL industry. In that time 3PLs have evolved from tactical service providers to become, in the most
evolved relationships, collaborative partners delivering in many instances a comprehensive suite of integrated logistics services.
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