Armstrong & Associates releases 3PL guide following CSCMP conference
October 25, 2013
Which 3PL brands are the most recognizable? A tutorial conducted by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. at the recently-concluded annual meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), posited that direct sales activities and the involvement of procurement/purchasing personnel have changed the ground rules.
“Third Party Logistics – Buying, Brands, and Benefits,” outlined research on brand strength as well as an analysis of the RFP/RFI process.
Now shippers can obtain additional perspective with The 21st edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 377 3PLs.
“Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” says Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
He notes that over half, or 199, of the 3PL profiles highlight international providers. Each profile includes assessments of the 3PLs overall capabilities, strengths and weaknesses and identifies 3PLs with the requisite capabilities necessary to be classified as Tier 1 Global Supply Chain Managers.
“These providers have extensive IT capabilities, over 5,000 employees and provide service to 90% or more of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),” says Armstrong.
Global supply chain managers such as APL Logistics, C.H. Robinson, CEVA, DB Schenker, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo Worldwide, Panalpina, Ryder, UTi, and Yusen Logistics are covered extensively. In-depth profiles are also presented for continentally based major players GENCO, Jacobson, Kenco, Kerry, Mainfreight, Norbert Dentressangle, OHL, Toll, Werner and others. Important niche specialists like BNSF Logistics, Coyote Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Freightquote, LMS, Luís Simões, ModusLink, TQL, and Transplace are reviewed in detail.
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