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Quest for Quality 3PL: Dynamic service leaders take center stage

By Staff
August 01, 2013

While every carrier and service provider measured in the Quest for Quality is under pressure from shippers to expand and diversify their offerings while maintaining world-class service, no sector is feeling it as much as third party logistics providers (3PL)

According to Armstrong and Associates, the market’s leading 3PL analyst firm and the consulting group we worked with to create the two categories below, U.S. shippers are now looking to lean on their domestic 3PLs to give them the same level of services in new emerging markets.

As we’ve been reporting, the concept of “mega cities” in developing countries with above average per capita income rates of growth such as Shanghai, Bangkok, Mumbai, Hanoi, Jakarta, and Sao Paulo are going to drive consumer demand for finished goods globally. Forward-looking U.S. based 3PLs have already invested heavily in expanding international operations to meet the new challenges.

According to the readers of Logistics Management, the 23 service providers listed below have been up to the test,  offering services across the board from transportation management, to value-added warehousing and distribution solutions, to helping shippers successfully reach out of their comfort zone.

2013 Quest for Quality Winners Categories


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