3PL CEOs are optimistic about growth prospects, according to annual survey

A focus on growth, regardless of its pace, was a key underlying theme in the results of the 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics CEOs, which was released last week in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Denver.

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The 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs revealed that despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6% over the next three years.

Conducted by Dr. Robert Lieb, professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, the survey was sponsored by Penske Logistics. This year, 3PL CEOs, surveyed in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, are generally optimistic about company and industry growth prospects over the next one and three-year periods. North American and European CEOs forecasted higher three year company revenue growth projections than last year, 14.6% and 10.3%, respectively. For the three-year period, Asia-Pacific CEOs projected 11.6% growth, down from 12.5% in 2012.

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