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Armstrong & Associates releases 3PL guide following CSCMP conference

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
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.

About the Author

Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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