Armstrong & Associates Hosts Second Annual 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit

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Armstrong & Associates Hosts Second Annual 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit

Leading Global 3PL Executives Discuss the Future of Third-Party Logistics, Building Competitive Advantage, and Creating Greater Value

WEST ALLIS, Wis.,  January 26, 2017 – On May 17th, Armstrong & Associates in partnership with the Global Supply Chain Council is hosting the second annual 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit in Hong Kong. The summit will bring together senior executives from third-party logistics providers and industry investors to network and share cutting edge concepts for achieving growth in 2017 globally and across Asia.

The 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit exists to drive the industry forward. The event fosters progress by bringing thought leaders together to discuss the most important industry trends and issues (such as recent mergers and acquisitions, cross border e-commerce, and innovative technologies) in an interactive and fully engaged way. With its focus on executive panels to share information, the 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit is unique amongst conferences. As such, this one event represents an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational and financial aspects of the global 3PL industry.

The 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit will be held May 17th, 2017 at the KPMG Conference Center in Hong Kong. If you would like to become a speaker or sponsor, please contact cheri@3plogistics.com. For further event details or to register, please visit http://hk.3plsummit.asia.

 

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 30,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

ABOUT GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN COUNCIL
The Global Supply Chain Council is the professional organization of choice for providing leadership opportunities, professional and personal growth in supply chain management all over Asia. Founded in 2002, the Council is Asia’s leading professional organization serving a fast growing community of more than 30,000 executives and representing leading companies who view their supply chains as a critical driver of shareholder value and competitiveness.

For more information, please contact:
Cheri Grabowski at +1-414-545-3838, or email cheri@3plogistics.com.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

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Keep it Running – The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report

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WEST ALLIS, Wis., July 29, 2016 – Spare Parts Logistics (SPL) is an essential part of global supply chain management. To update users, Armstrong & Associates has released a report called “Keep it Running: The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report.” The report provides global Spare Parts Logistics market estimates and details the Spare Parts Logistics capabilities of eight leading providers.

The report is ideal for shippers seeking a spare parts logistics provider, for providers that wish to benchmark service offerings, or for researchers in need of market sizing data.

Global SPL Market Estimates

Armstrong & Associates estimates the global SPL market is $52.7 billion a year, representing approximately 6.9% of total Third-Party Logistics (3PL) revenue. Since our last publication of the report, we have seen a 2008-2016 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%.

The report includes global SPL market estimates, which are further calculated at the country/region level and for major industry verticals. The Spare Parts Logistics market is driven by high-value manufactured products and their maintenance, particularly in the Automotive, Industrial, and Technological industry verticals. The Automotive industry accounts for $18.1 billion, or 34.3%, of total SPL revenue. This is closely followed by the Technological industry ($17.7 billion, or 33.5%). Industrial accounts for $10.9 billion (20.7%) of total SPL revenue. Elements and Healthcare make up smaller portions of the total: $3.9 billion (7.4%) and $2.1 billion (4.0%), respectively.

Leading 3PL Spare Parts Logistics Providers

Shippers rely on 3PLs to optimize short turn-around inventory fulfillment while minimizing costs. To support shippers’ SPL needs, 3PL providers offer services such as parts distribution, order fulfillment, inventory management, reverse logistics, network and parts planning, and transportation and warehouse management. Additionally, some providers offer repair and refurbishment services, call center staffing, field technician training, and value-added services. 3PLs meet shipper needs with their strategically positioned global networks, integrated IT systems, value-added services, reporting and analytics, flexibility, scalability, and standardized processes.

For each of the eight leading providers profiled in the report, including UPS, FedEx, DHL, and DB Schenker, we describe services, markets and industries served, technology supporting SPL activities, customers, and case studies. Network scope is reported, including control tower and forward stocking locations. UPS, for example, has more than 1,000 forward stocking locations and five global control towers.

Download the Report

The report is available free of charge at http://www.3plogistics.com/product/keep-running-quintessential-spare-parts-logistics-report/.

 

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 30,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

 

For more information, please contact:
Richard Armstrong at +1-608-873-2110, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.
Haley O’Donnell at +1-414-545-3838, or email Haley@3PLogistics.com.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Digital Freight Matching – Why “Uber for Trucking” is a Misnomer

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WEST ALLIS, Wis., July 29, 2016 – A report published Friday by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) highlights the inaccuracy of the term “Uber for Trucking.” A&A, a leading Third-Party Logistics market research firm, profiled 27 companies providing “Uber for Trucking” solutions. Its research concludes that “Digital Freight Matching” is a much more apt description. The findings are published in a new report, titled “Digital Freight Matching – Capturing Technology-Based Efficiencies in the Trucking Industry.”

The principle is simple: Digital Freight Matching (DFM) companies use digital platforms to match a Shipper’s freight with available Carrier capacity. The goal is to better utilize motor carrier capacity by offering a convenient, digital app to connect Shippers and Carriers.

The numbers are compelling. The U.S. trucking market is valued at $700.3 billion. Global investment in on-demand technologies soared to $18 billion in 2015 – a record high. The Digital Freight Matching sector has attracted over $180 million in venture capital investment since 2011, including $67 million in 2016 alone. Empty miles estimates range from 10-23% while e-commerce fulfillment costs are increasing. The natural response is to improve inefficiencies in the trucking industry with an Uber-like solution. After all, Uber addresses a similar problem (underutilized capacity in taxis) with a similar solution (a mobile app matching demand and supply).

But one of the key components of Uber’s model is the commodity-like nature of the ride-hailing service. A&A’s analysis shows the principle behind Digital Freight Matching may be simple, but the trucking industry is not. Domestic transportation is not a simple commodity. Complexities arise in the form of specialized equipment types, shipments transported via multiple modes, and necessary exception handling for service issues such as equipment breakdowns. Shipments are high-value and time sensitive. Placing an Uber-like app atop a complex industry doesn’t truly address the problem. Shippers and Carriers alike will be disappointed if this is the extent of the ‘solution.’

Still, the transportation industry will benefit from efficiencies offered through improved technology. In fact, A&A found most Digital Freight Matching companies aren’t simply mimicking the Uber model. Many even adamantly reject the term “Uber for Trucking.” Instead, DFM apps incorporate technologies in novel ways, accounting for the complexities and nuances of the trucking industry. Apps include some of the functionality popularized by Uber – algorithmic pricing, API map integration, track-and-trace, and mobile transactions – along with features specific to trucking, such as trip planning, digital document storage, and TMS integration. These apps aren’t just “Uber for Trucking” – and that’s a good thing. By leaving the term “Uber for Trucking” behind, A&A hopes to instead focus on specific technologies and business models, and assess how they may help the industry move forward.

Valuable technologies are emerging and A&A recognizes the potential of these technologies to efficiently match freight. Digital Freight Matching – Capturing Technology-Based Efficiencies in the Trucking Industry summarizes the DFM landscape, a valuable topic for those in the trucking, technology, or third-party logistics industry. The report includes an overview of transportation and technology market conditions and trends, comparisons of product offerings, an assessment of five overarching DFM business models, a discussion of industry challenges, and profiles of 27 DFM companies.

The report is available for purchase from Armstrong & Associates or complimentary for A&A Expert Information Services subscribers.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 30,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Evan Armstrong at +1-608-268-5860, or email Evan@3PLogistics.com.
Haley O’Donnell at +1-414-545-3838, or email Haley@3PLogistics.com.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

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Tightened Up – Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2016

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 14, 2016 – For third-party logistics, 2015 was a year dominated by mergers and acquisitions, ample carrier capacity, and sagging fuel prices.

3PL net revenues grew 4.5% in 2015 to $71.9 billion. Overall gross revenues had a muted 2.2% increase, primarily due to reduced fuel prices in 2015 versus 2014 and the resulting reduction in fuel surcharge revenue for non-asset domestic and international transportation managers. The total U.S. 3PL Market expanded to $161.2 billion.

Big M&A deals changed third-party logistics from mid-2014 through 2015. Brad Jacobs and his XPO Logistics team helped make 2015 the largest 3PL M&A year (with purchases including Con-way and Norbert Dentressangle) for deals over $100 million at 11, since A&A began tracking activity in 1999. The resulting M&A operations integrations have increased concentration on efficiency and profitability. They should add further emphasis on quality and “lean” process improvement initiatives.

For 2015, the domestic transportation management (DTM) 3PL segment lead the way with net revenue growth of 12.4%. DTM is the modern and sophisticated offspring of freight brokerage. International transportation management (ITM) rebounded with 4.8% net revenue growth. Dedicated contract carriage (DCC) net revenue saw muted growth of 4.0% due to ample carrier capacity in the market. While many 3PL warehouses were full in 2014 and 2015, pricing pressure has dominated the competitive landscape. Value-added warehousing and distribution (VAWD) had a meager 2.2% increase in net revenue for the year.

The big story in warehousing has been Amazon’s sequential growth in its fulfillment center operations. If all of Amazon’s warehouses, accounting for 100.6 million square feet of space were counted as 3PL VAWD space, it would be the third largest global VAWD 3PL behind DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding with 248 million square feet and XPO Logistics with 151 million square feet (through the combination of Norbert Dentressangle, Menlo Logistics, and New Breed Logistics). Amazon is also growing its internal freight forwarding and domestic transportation management skills, so we are awaiting the day when it truly goes to market as an integrated 3PL. It has already described itself as a transportation service provider in a recent 10-K filing.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 30,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Evan Armstrong at +1-608-268-5860, or email Evan@3PLogistics.com.
Cheri Grabowski at +1-414-545-3838, or email Cheri@3PLogistics.com.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide Grows to 478 Third-Party Logistics Providers Representing $368 Billion in Revenues

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 2, 2016 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com is an internationally recognized leader for third-party logistics market information and consulting. Part of its ongoing mission is to provide clients with proprietary third-party logistics market research not available anywhere else. A&A’s Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide provides Internet access to its continually updated third-party logistics provider database. With 478 companies surveyed, the 3PLs profiled in A&A’s guide represent over 50% of the total Global 3PL Market revenues.

A&A’s 3PL profiles highlight provider revenues, service offerings, geographies served, warehousing and transportation assets, freight forwarding volumes, IT and operational capabilities, and overall strengths and weaknesses. All of the latest information on 3PLs is just a browser away. The latest 3PL profile additions include: Apex Logistics International, Barton Logistics, Bay and Bay Transportation Services, BlueGrace Logistics, Ease Logistics Services, FM Logistic, GHC Services, Kingsgate Transportation Services, Madden, Roehl Logistics and Samsung SDS.

Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide and Expert Information Service (E.I.S.) subscribers can search for 3PLs by multiple attributes such as type of service, gross and net revenues, vertical industries served, ocean and air freight forwarding volumes, warehousing square footage, and more! The guide data updates in real-time making it the source for the most up-to-date 3PL information in the industry. According to Armstrong & Associates’ President Evan Armstrong, “The technology behind the 3PL Guide uses up to the minute 3PL profile updates to generate provider queries and ad hoc searches, and it has real-time business intelligence reporting capabilities. It is quick and easy for industry professionals to leverage 3PL information for immediate fact-based decision making.”

In addition, the Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide is synchronized with its sister website www.3PLAdvisor.com, a source for 3PL customer reviews. Provider profile updates automatically update on 3PLAdvisor and the overall rating of a 3PL is displayed on each provider’s Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide profile, so clients will always have the most accurate information at their disposal.

The Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide subscription and other 3PL market research can be purchased at http://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. The 3PL Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service subscribers http://www.3plogistics.com/product/premium-market-research-analysis-expert-information-service/.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading third-party logistics market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 30,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates Expands 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia

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Armstrong & Associates Expands 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia

Leading North American, European, and Asian 3PL Executives Explore Today’s Winning Value Creation Strategies

WEST ALLIS, WI, January 21, 2016 – On May 18-19, Armstrong & Associates in partnership with the Global Supply Chain Council is expanding the 3PL Value Creation Summit to Asia. The 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit, will bring together senior executives from third-party logistics providers and industry investors to network, learn, discuss trends, and share ideas for achieving growth in 2016 globally and across Asia.

The 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit exists to drive the industry forward. The event fosters progress by bringing thought leaders together to discuss the most important industry issues in an interactive and fully engaged way. With its focus on executive panels to share information, the 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit is unique amongst conferences. As such, this one event represents an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational and financial aspects of the 3PL industry.

The 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit will be held May 18-19th, 2016 at the KPMG Conference Center in Hong Kong. If you would like to become a speaker or sponsor, please contact cheri@3plogistics.com. For further event details or to register, please visit http://3plsummit.asia/.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Guide to Global Supply Chain Managementprovides Internet access to its continually updated 3PL database. Recent research papers include: “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2015 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices”, “Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S.,” “Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates,” “Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs,” and “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report.”

ABOUT GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN COUNCIL
The Global Supply Chain Council is the professional organization of choice for providing leadership opportunities, professional and personal growth in supply chain management all over Asia. Founded in 2002, the Council is Asia’s leading professional organization serving a fast growing community of more than 30,000 executives and representing leading companies who view their supply chains as a critical driver of shareholder value and competitiveness.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Third-Party Logistics Providers Grows to 423 3PLs Representing $386 Billion in Revenues

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Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Third-Party Logistics Providers Grows to 423 3PLs Representing $386 Billion in Revenues

WEST ALLIS, WI, October 22, 2015 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com is an internationally recognized leader for third-party logistics market information. Part of its ongoing mission is to provide clients with proprietary third-party logistics market research not available anywhere else. A&A’s Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide provides Internet access to its continually updated third-party logistics provider (3PL) database. With 423 companies surveyed, the 3PLs profiled in A&A’s guide represent over 50% of the total Global 3PL Market revenues.

A&A’s 3PL profiles highlight provider revenues, service offerings, geographies served, warehousing and transportation assets, freight forwarding volumes, IT and operational capabilities, and overall strengths and weaknesses. All of the latest information on 3PLs is just a browser away. The latest 3PL profile additions include: CJ korea express, East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, FEMSA Logística, FLS Transportation Services, Forward Freight, Freight Management, Keller Logistics Group, Legion Logistics, Lineage Logistics, Logistics Plus, Railex, Rhenus Logistics, ROAR Logistics, Trinity Logistics USA, We Pack Logistics, Wen-Parker Logistics, WIN.IT America and Xpedient Logistics.

Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide and Expert Information Service (E.I.S.) subscribers can search for 3PLs by multiple attributes such as type of service, gross and net revenues, vertical industries served, ocean and air freight forwarding volumes, warehousing square footage, and more! The guide data updates in real-time making it the source for the most up-to-date 3PL information in the industry. According to Armstrong & Associates’ President Evan Armstrong, “The technology behind the Online Guide uses up to the minute 3PL profile updates to generate provider queries and ad hoc searches, and it has real-time business intelligence reporting capabilities. It is quick and easy for industry professionals to leverage 3PL information for immediate fact-based decision making.”

In addition, the Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide is synchronized with its sister websitewww.3PLAdvisor.com, a source for 3PL customer reviews. Provider profile updates automatically update on 3PLAdvisor and the overall rating of a 3PL is displayed on each provider’s Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide profile, so clients will always have the most accurate information at their disposal.

The Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide subscription and other 3PL market research can be purchased at http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html. The Online Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service subscribershttp://www.3plogistics.com/EIS_Info.htm.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading third-party logistics market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for third-party logistics market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s third-party logistics market research is frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 28,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 16 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

Source:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

PICK IT: The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2015 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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PICK IT: The Business of Warehousing in North America 2015 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Madison, WI, September 24, 2015 – In its comprehensive report, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2015 will be $141 billion.  Commercial warehousing will account for $65 billion.  The Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) market segment will be $39 billion.

The 3PL VAWD market segment grew 2.5% in 2014.  Of the VAWD third-party logistics providers (3PLs) reporting to A&A yearly, three had gross revenue growth exceeding 10%.  Overall, net income margins averaged 3.7%.  Warehouse vacancy rates have reached a level in key markets where growth should improve in late 2015 and 2016.

A&A’s Top 60 VAWD 3PLs have 3,540 facilities between them with 763 million square feet.  We estimate that there are 9,000 U.S. commercial warehousing facilities of size with 1.9 billion square feet of space.  The Top 60 have an average of 59 warehouses.  The average size is 215,456 square feet.

Modern VAWD 3PLs all have significant transportation management capabilities.  This report’s survey participants commonly have network transportation management and dedicated contract carriage (DCC) trucking operations.  Three-fourths of the participants have asset trucking operations including DCC.  Over half of those with network transportation management capabilities have control centers operating with major transportation management systems (TMS) platforms.  The participants use 87% of their total warehouse space for contract warehousing and 13% for public warehousing.

Commodities handled by the participants were split into 13 vertical industries.  The largest was Retail & Consumer Products at 26%.  Beverages & Food was 17% while High-tech/Computers accounted for 12%.  The smallest vertical was Aerospace at 1%.

Revenues per square foot by industry and by warehouse size are included in the report.

The complete report and other A&A research can be found at:http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Global Supply Chain Managementprovides Internet access to its continually updated 3PL database. Recent research papers include “Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S.,” “Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates,” “Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” and “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report.”

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

3220 Syene Road, Suite 201

Madison, WI 53713 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-2110, Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S. Report Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S. Report Released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

West Allis, WI, September 17, 2015 – Modern Domestic Transportation Management/Freight Brokerage looks a lot different today than the “one person, one phone” business model of years past. Affordable IT, economic forces, governmental regulation, and evolving business models have driven significant change in the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM)/Freight Brokerage landscape. While very fragmented, the market has fostered the rapid growth of many new entrepreneurial entrants such as Coyote Logistics, Echo Global, and TQL. This report details the growth of specific DTM/Freight Brokerage operating models and winning business practices, discusses broker roles and compensation, explores customer and carrier relationships, typical gross margins, and highlights recent DTM mergers and acquisitions activity.

Commenting on the report, Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) said, “If you want to know what is going on in the Domestic Transportation Management/Freight Brokerage market, this report is for you. It quantifies what is winning in an increasingly competitive market and what forces have driven change. It is a must read for executives, managers, and new brokers looking for insights into the market and its dynamics. Hopefully everyone who reads the report will come away with some ideas on how to improve their freight brokerage operations, or better procure freight brokerage services.”

Included in the report is detail and commentary on recent M&A activity and A&A’s exclusive Top 100 DTM/Freight Broker list. Below is a list of companies included in A&A’s Top 100 U.S. DTM/Freight Broker List. (The detailed list in the report also includes revenue, employee count, service type, website address, and other information.)

A&A’s Top 100 U.S. DTM/Freight Broker List

Ranked by 2014 Gross Revenue

Rank Company Name
1 C.H. Robinson
2 Hub Group (Mode listed separately below.)
3 Total Quality Logistics
4 XPO Logistics
5 Coyote Logistics
6 Landstar System
7 Echo Global Logistics
8 Mode Transportation
9 Yusen Logistics (Americas)
10 J.B. Hunt ICS
11 Transplace
12 Freightquote.com
13 BNSF Logistics
14 Command Transportation
15 Worldwide Express
16 TTS
17 PLS Logistics Services
18 ReTrans (Kuehne + Nagel)
19 Allen Lund
20 Matson Logistics
21 Unishippers Global Logistics
22 GlobalTranz Enterprises
23 SUNTECK
24 Werner Enterprises VAS
25 England Logistics
26 FLS Transportation Services
27 Trinity Logistics
28 Roadrunner Transportation Systems
29 UTi Transport Solutions/ Concentrek
30 Comprehensive Logistics
31 M33 Integrated Solutions
31 Redwood Logistics (formerly TSE)
31 John J. Jerue Truck Broker
31 Con-way Multimodal
32 Cornerstone Systems
33 AFN
34 ATS Logistics Services
35 MIQ Logistics
36 Choptank Transport
37 Knight Transportation
38 Norbert Dentressangle US
39 USA Truck Strategic Capacity Solutions
40 Strive Logistics
41 ABF Logistics
42 Bear Transportation Services
43 Diversified Transportation Services
43 Genpro
44 Celadon Group
45 Syfan Logistics
46 Patterson Companies
47 Logistics Plus
48 Network FOB
49 Swift Transportation
49 Triple T Transport
50 Cowan Logistics
51 Champion Logistics Group
52 Johanson Transportation Service
53 Scott Logistics
54 Averitt Express
55 RMX Global Logistics
56 M2 Logistics
57 Marten Transport
58 Rockfarm Logistics
59 GTO 2000
60 Addison Transportation
61 Freight All Kinds
61 Dupre Logistics Strategic Capacity Services
62 Dedicated Carriers
62 ISG Transportation
62 J.H. Rose Logistics
63 Knichel Logistics LP
64 Logistic Dynamics
64 Blakeman Transportation
65 Fetch Logistics
65 I C C I, International Commodity Carriers
66 Corporate Traffic
67 Global Transport Logistics
67 Advance Transportation Systems
67 Tucker Company Worldwide
67 All States Transportation
67 Bridge Logistics
67 USA Logistics
68 Pathmark Transportation
69 Flynn Transportation Services
70 CTSI Global
70 L & M Transportation
70 Legion Logistics
71 J&A Freight Systems
71 Overdrive Logistics
72 Pioneer Transfer
73 Covenant Transportation Group
74 Glen Rose Transportation Management
74 K.T.I.
74 Taylor Logistics
75 Des Moines Truck Brokers
76 Direct Connect Logistix
77 American Transportation Systems
77 B-LAK Logistic Services
78 Dart Advantage Logistics
79 Atlantic Transportation Services

Source: Primary, Company Information; Secondary, A&A Estimates

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in 3PL strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Global Supply Chain Management provides Internet access to its continually updated 3PL database. Recent research papers include “Big Deal – 2014 Results and 2015 Estimates,” “Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” and “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report.”

For more information, please contact:

Evan Armstrong at +1-414-545-3838, or email Evan@3PLogistics.com.

Cheri Grabowski at +1-414-545-3838, or email Cheri@3PLogistics.com.

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10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates

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Big Deal – 2014 3PL Results and 2015 Estimates

WEST ALLIS, WI, June 11, 2015 – Big deals have dominated the 3PL Market. In January of 2014, FedEx purchased GENCO, a high quality, value-added warehousing and distribution (VAWD) third-party logistics provider, for $2 billion. In August, Norbert Dentressangle expanded to the U.S. by purchasing Jacobson Companies for $750 million in cash. Then, in the spring of 2015, Norbert Dentressangle sold itself to voracious acquirer XPO Logistics for $3.5 billion. Along with the U.S. and Europe, Asia has seen significant large deal volume making 2015 potentially the largest year for $100 million plus deals.

These acquisitions are reflective of a third-party logistics (3PL) sector that is now dominated by around 50 companies based in post-industrial countries. These third-party logistics providers have scale based on geographical coverage, IT and processes that create threshold levels which bar smaller rivals from overtaking them by organic growth alone.

In 2014, the Global 3PL Market expanded to $750.7 billion and the U.S. 3PL Market grew 7.4% to $157.2 billion. Two U.S. 3PL Market Segments experienced double digit growth. Both were domestic segments reflecting U.S. economic growth. Non-asset based domestic transportation management (DTM) gross revenues grew 15.4%, while net revenues grew 20.5%. Dedicated contract carriage (DCC) gross and net revenues both increased by 10.4%. DTM is the modern and sophisticated offspring of freight brokerage. DCC provides dedicated truck capacity in a market often dominated by tractor shortages which are driven by a lack of drivers. DCC is a primary protection mechanism for shippers when demand outpaces supply.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide to Global Supply Chain Management provides Internet access to its continually updated 3PL database. Recent research papers include “Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” and “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report.”

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-608-873-2110, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

Cheri Grabowski at +1-414-545-3838, or email Cheri@3PLogistics.com.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue

Suite 207

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates Launches Improved Who’s Who in Logistics Online Third-Party Logistics Guide, Leading the Charge for Unsurpassed 3PL Information

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Armstrong & Associates Launches Improved Who’s Who in Logistics Online Third-Party Logistics Guide, Leading the Charge for Unsurpassed 3PL Information

WEST ALLIS, WI, October 23, 2014 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader for 3PL market information. As part of its ongoing mission to provide clients with proprietary 3PL market research not available anywhere else, A&A has launched an upgraded version of its online 3PL guide Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The new Online Guide is faster, easily searchable, and equipped with real-time business intelligence reporting capabilities.

Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide and Expert Information Service (E.I.S.) subscribers can now search for Third-Party Logistics Providers by multiple attributes such as type of service, net revenues, vertical industries served, ocean and air freight forwarding volumes, warehousing square footage, and more! The guide data updates in real-time making it the source for the most up-to-date 3PL information in the industry. According to Armstrong & Associates President Evan Armstrong, “The technology behind the Online Guide uses up to the minute Third-Party Logistics Provider profile updates to generate provider queries, ad hoc searches, and real-time reports. It is now easier and faster for industry professionals to leverage 3PL information for immediate fact-based decision making.”

In addition, the Online Guide is synchronized with its sister website www.3PLAdvisor.com, a source for 3PL customer reviews. Provider profile updates will automatically update on 3PLAdvisor and the overall rating of a 3PL will be displayed on each provider’s Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide profile, so clients will always have the most accurate information at their disposal.

The Who’s Who in Logistics Online Guide subscription and other 3PL market research can be purchased at http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html. The Online Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service subscribershttp://www.3plogistics.com/EIS_Info.htm.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key resource for 3PL market information and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of our continued work in supporting our mission, A&A’s 3PL market estimates are frequently cited in media articles, publications, and securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 25,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s market research complements its consulting activities by providing continually updated data for analysis. Based upon its unsurpassed knowledge of the 3PL market and the operations of leading 3PLs, A&A has provided strategic planning consulting services to over 30 3PLs, supported 13 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Back by Popular Demand: Armstrong & Associates and Infocast Announce 3PL Value Creation Summit

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Back by Popular Demand:  Armstrong & Associates and Infocast Announce 3PL Value Creation Summit

Leading Global and North American 3PL Executives Explore Today’s Winning Value Creation Strategies

Los Angeles, CA – October 15, 2014 – Armstrong & Associates, globally recognized logistics experts, and Infocast, a leading business intelligence and networking event producer, have continued collaboration in assembling the annual 3PL Value Creation Summit. The summit is scheduled for October 28-30, 2014 at the University Center Conference in Chicago, IL and will attract C-level executives, major customers and industry experts.

Global economic forces, paradigm changes and transformation in industry verticals have set the stage for third-party logistics competition in 2015 and beyond. While the future offers up plenty of uncertainty, one thing remains clear: Top executives at 3PLs will need to lead their organizations to become innovators and value creators in order to survive and thrive in the marketplace.

3PL Value Creation 2014 will assess the future outlook of 3PL segments and explore strategies for value creation that will forge a competitive advantage. It is a unique opportunity to get a look at the current and future state of third-party logistics from the best global and North American 3PLs, like GENCO and UPS, and hear about the value-added customer services that will define the future competitive landscape of the industry.

Armstrong & Associates and Infocast have established a competitive benchmark for this summit by reporting on the current best in class operating capabilities and examining how they differentiate winners and losers in the 3PL market. 3PL Value Creation 2014 is the chance for companies to become providers of leading cutting-edge initiatives that enhance customers’ supply chain flexibility and agility. Attendees will leave understanding the new opportunities within 3PL, and have the competitive advantage to lead their company to survival in the marketplace.

For more information, to register, or to join us as a sponsor, visit the Infocast website athttp://www.infocastinc.com/events/3PL or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include “Trending Up: 3PL Market Predictions for 2014 and 2013 Results,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” and “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices.”

About Infocast
For over 25 years, Infocast has produced the highest quality events, tailored to the needs of the industries we serve. We intensively research the marketplace, pulling from an extensive network of experts to give you the information and connections to succeed.

Trending Up: 3PL Market Predictions for 2014 and 2013 Results

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Trending Up:  3PL Market Predictions for 2014 and 2013 Results

WEST ALLIS, WI, July 10, 2014 – The U.S. 3PL market gross revenue grew 3.2% from 2012-2013. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com estimates that growth will be 5.2% for 2014 as the U.S. economy continues to expand.

U.S. 3PL Market 1996-2014E (US$ Billions)

Net revenues are expected to increase by 4.3% from $64.6 billion in 2013 to $67.4 billion in 2014. Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) should increase 7.5%. Growth in DTM continues to be fed by the expansion of the base of customers using third-party logistics providers (3PLs). It is common now for customers with as little as $3 million in transportation spend to use at least one 3PL. Similarly, third-party logistics services provided are more systems-driven rather than just load-by-load transactions. Systems based “Enterprise Accounts” constitute a significant part of the business for all major domestic transportation managers.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” and “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices.”

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-608-873-2110, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

Cheri Grabowski at +1-414-545-3838, or email Cheri@3PLogistics.com.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue

Suite 207

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

21st Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide is Released

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21st Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide is Released

West Allis, WI, October 25, 2013 – The 21st edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 377 3PLs.

Argol Villanova Group, Grupo Porteo, S.A. de C.V., ProTrans International Inc. and XPO Logistics, Inc. are just a few of the 33 new 3PL profiles added to this year’s guide.

Over 77% of the 3PLs profiled are private versus publicly traded companies. Who’s Who in Logisticsprofiles individual 3PL financial information, key personnel, information technology, and service capabilities. In addition, editorial evaluations, case studies and important news events are reported. Information is presented in sufficient detail to allow companies to quickly evaluate providers for logistics outsourcing initiatives.

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.

“Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” said Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. “We are pleased at the increasing number of 3PLs being covered and the expansion of global coverage, especially in Asia. We are striving to continually build upon our goal of having information not available anywhere else. 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).”

The two volumes contain 2,047 pages of information. They are available as PDF file versions or via an Internet on-demand version as an annual subscription. Online subscribers also receive the PDF file versions of the guides with their annual subscription. For premium market information, companies often purchase our Expert Information Service (EIS) which includes an online guide subscription, our exclusive annual 3PL market analysis, our warehousing in North America report, our customers of 3PLs report as well as other market research reports and four hours of phone consulting for a discounted price.

The Who’s Who in Logistics guides, EIS subscription and other market research reports can be purchased online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include “Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions,” “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices,” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market.”

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

West Allis, WI 53227 USA

Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

3PL Customers Report Identifies Service Trends, 3PL Market Segment Sizes and Growth Rates

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3PL Customers Report Identifies Service Trends, 3PL Market Segment Sizes and Growth Rates

STOUGHTON, WI, July 11, 2013 – Eighty-six percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates.  The report “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships – 2013” leverages Armstrong & Associates’ proprietary database of 6,398 3PL customer relationships to provide detailed information on the top outsourcers to 3PLs, trends in service demand, and 3PL market size by vertical industry segment from 2005 through 2013E.

According to the report, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, and Wal-Mart each use 50 or more 3PLs.  The report also quantifies the Global Fortune 500 3PL market at $250.2 billion, a 67% increase since 2005.  Within the Global 500, “Technological” industry 3PL customers spent $66.8 billion with 3PLs in 2012 and are on track to spend $71.1 billion in 2013.  The compound annual growth rate for Technological 3PL revenues was 9.3% from 2005 to 2012.  “Electronics, Electrical Equipment” companies led all Technological industry sub segments with over $25.7 billion in 2012 3PL spend.

The average customer is utilizing each 3PL for just under three different logistics services with Transportation Management being the most frequent service utilized.  Of the total 6,398 3PL/Customer relationships, 1,184 or 18.5% are strategic with the 3PLs performing supply chain management and/or lead logistics provider services.  While these strategic relationships were dominated by Automotive and Technological industries in the past, there are increasing numbers of strategic relationships within the Retailing and Industrial industries.

Commenting on the report, Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates said, “This year’s analysis of 3PL customer relationships is our best to date and builds upon our previous reports.  It provides insights into customer outsourcing trends and which services are in demand.  Our analysis includes industry 3PL spend and growth estimates for years 2005 through 2013E for the Fortune 1000 Domestic and 500 Global.  We have also expanded our vertical industry sub segment analysis and 3PL services segmentations and analysis.”

The complete report is available from Armstrong & Associates online at:  www.3PLogistics.com.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, 3PL service/cost benchmarking, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions,” “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market.”

For more information please contact:

Evan Armstrong at +1-414-545-3838 or e-mail Evan@3PLogistics.com.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions Report is Released

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Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions Report is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, May 21, 2013 – U.S. third-party logistics (3PL) market revenues increased modestly in 2012 in a slow dance mirrored by the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).  Results outside the U.S. reflected a recessionary Europe and warm but not hot results in Asia.

U.S. 3PL market gross revenues increased by 6% to $141.8 billion.

Figure 1.  U.S. 3PL Market 1996-2013E (US$ Billions)

The 3PL market compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 1996 to 2012 fell 0.3% to 10%.  With U.S. governmental “sequestration” spending cuts kicking in, it is unlikely that the U.S. economy and 3PL market results will break the trend in 2013.  A temporary budget surplus has taken pressure off of politicians to find solutions for huge, long-term U.S. deficit challenges.  As John Maynard Keynes turns in his grave, the U.S. economy will grow slowly until the next major crisis.

Domestic transportation management (DTM) led financial results for 3PL segments again in 2012.  Gross revenues were up 9.2%.  At the same time, the cost of purchasing transportation, increased competition, and slackened demand are pressuring DTM gross margins and net revenues.  As a result, net revenues increased by only 5.4%.  Overall gross margins were 14.6%.  In 2011 they were 15.2%.  3PL earnings before interest and tax (EBITs) and net income margins remained strong.  They were 33.2% and 20.3% of net revenue respectively.

Table 1.  Revenues and Profitability by 3PL Segment – 2012
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*Total 2012 gross revenue (turnover) for the 3PL market in the U.S. is estimated at $141.8 billion.  $3 billion is included for the contract logistics software segment.

The largest negative in 3PL segment results was international transportation management (ITM).  The results in ITM reflect the global economic malaise.  Gross revenues grew 0.4% and net revenues were up 1%.  Profit margins held as ITM 3PLs controlled costs.  EBITs were 12% of net revenues.  Net incomes were 7% of net revenues.  For Expeditors International and Kuehne + Nagel (including its non-vessel operating common carrier Blue Anchor), EBITs exceed 30% of net revenue.  Net incomes are also significantly higher.  First quarter 2013 results for Expeditors were nearly identical to first quarter 2012 — a good indication of what 2013 results could look like.

The complete report and other A&A market research reports can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013,” “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market.”

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-800-525-3915, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Launches 3PL Executive Recruiting Service

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Launches 3PL Executive Recruiting Service

WEST ALLIS, WI, April 16, 2013 – For years Armstrong & Associates, Inc. has worked with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to find experienced executives, sales leaders, and senior operations managers.  To formalize its executive recruitment service offering, 3PLRecruiters, LLC has been established.  The key differentiators of its service include:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the 3PL industry and leading growth strategies.
  • A strong understanding of how 3PLs operate and what type of person is needed in each key role.
  • An extensive network of contacts to leverage in finding qualified candidates.
  • The ability to efficiently deliver the right candidates for a position.

According to Evan Armstrong, “Helping 3PLs to hire new people to build 3PL capabilities, manage operations, and drive market expansion is often a natural outcome of A&A’s core 3PL strategic consulting engagements.  The nice thing about working with us is that you don’t have to bring us up to speed.  We have visited hundreds of 3PL operations and understand what type of person is needed to be a top performer in specific roles.  Through 3PLRecruiters, we have developed good online systems functionality and straightforward client engagement programs to make us very easy to work with.”

To discuss your management staffing needs further, please call Kurt Baumann at 414-545-3838, or send an email to Kurt Baumann (Kurt@3PLogistics.com) or Evan Armstrong (Evan@3PLogistics.com).

If you know someone looking for career opportunities, they can sign up at: https://3PLRecruiters.com/Candidates.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates market research includes its 3PL Guides Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  In addition, its current research reports include “Mexico:  Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” “U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage New Life in a Mature Market.”

About 3PLRecruiters, LLC

3PLRecruiters, LLC is an Armstrong & Associates, Inc. affiliate company combining best-in-class recruiting technology and work practices.  From the “C-Level” to management ranks, 3PLRecruiters, LLC leverages thousands of contacts and its inherent 3PL market expertise to assist clients in securing the best executive talent.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc./3PLRecruiters, LLC
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
West Allis, Wisconsin 53227 USA
Phone:  +1-414-545-3838  Fax:  +1-414-545-3906

Website:  www.3PLogistics.com / www.3PLRecruiters.com

New Brand Recognition Report Naming Top 3PLs is Released

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New Brand Recognition Report Naming Top 3PLs is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, April 25, 2013 – DHL/Exel and C.H. Robinson Worldwide are the best known third-party logistics provider (3PL) brands according to a market research report just released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A).  DHL/Exel continues to hold the top spot as it has in past A&A 3PL branding studies.

C.H. Robinson’s brand has grown significantly in response to its efforts in being identified as a global 3PL versus a domestic freight broker.  Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, GENCO, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Hub Group, and DB Schenker Logistics also registered solid increases in brand recognition.  However, other major 3PLs have lost ground.  A third of the 3PLs named in 2007 have dropped out or have considerably lower brand recognition in this year’s study. By contrast, over 100 new 3PLs were recognized this year.

According to Richard Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong & Associates, “Nothing is more important to a 3PL’s growth strategy than its brand.  It determines who gets included in customer RFPs and is a major factor driving 3PL selections in customer logistics outsourcing engagements.  Our report sheds light on which 3PLs are winning and who has lost their way.”

Additional information about the report “3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013” and other A&A research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report,” “U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market.”

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100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report is Released

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Mexico:  Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, January 16, 2013 – Mexico’s $68 billion trucking industry is led by 10 companies with revenues from $90 million to $220 million.  The largest, Autotransportes de Carga Tres Guerras, handles general freight including less-than-truckload and packages.  Power is supplied by 563 tractors and 93 straight trucks.  Other major companies in Armstrong & Associates’ Top 45 list include TUM, Jaguar, TMM, Trans-Mex (Swift) and Ryder.

Major U.S. and international companies play important roles in Mexican logistics.  DHL/Exel ($300m), Werner ($210m) and Ryder ($200m) are heavily involved in value-added warehousing, transportation management and trucking.  APL/VASCOR, Kuehne + Nagel and Menlo have also carved out significant third-party logistics niches in automotive, tires and high-tech.  Kansas City Southern and Ferromex (UPS) are the major railroads.  Intermodal and car hauling are important and growing service lines.

Automotive logistics has grown dramatically in Mexico since 1994.  There are  25 automotive assembly plants (OEM) spread out from Mexico City north.  Over 1,000 Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers are now located in Mexico.  Over two million automobiles and light trucks will be exported from Mexico in 2012.

“Mexico:  Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report” and other Armstrong & Associates research can be found at:  http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices,” “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market,” and “U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions.”

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Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Leaders in Logistics: Women CEOs and Owners is Released

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Leaders in Logistics:  Women CEOs and Owners is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, November 8, 2012 – Minority-owned women logistics businesses are a small but growing part of third-party logistics services and transportation companies in the United States.  Armstrong & Associates, Inc. has released a new report “Leaders in Logistics:  Women CEOs and Owners.”  The report profiles eight well known logistics companies and their executives/owners.

Profiled in the report are:

Company Executive/Owner
Bennett International Group, LLC Marcia G. Taylor
DSC Logistics, Inc. Ann Drake
Kenco Jane Kennedy Greene
LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. Wendy Buxton
MEGATRUX, Inc. Karen Pelle
MercuryGate International, Inc. Monica Wooden
Pacific American Services (PACAM) Linda Childs Hothem
Rush Trucking, Inc. Andra M. Rush

Chattanooga-based Kenco is the largest, women-owned third-party logistics company with $422 million in revenue.  The second largest, DSC Logistics, is a well known, value-added warehousing and distribution company based in Chicago.  MEGATRUX and LynnCo are expanding domestic transportation managers.  Bennett and Rush are established, diversified trucking companies.  MercuryGate is a successful, well known transportation management software company.  PACAM has been purchased by Matson.

To get the complimentary report, visit www.3PLogistics.com and register to receive your free copy.

ABOUT ARMSTRONG & ASSOCIATES, INC.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices,” “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market,” “U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions,” and “Mexico:  Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report.”

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Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

20th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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20th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

STOUGHTON, WI, September 18, 2012 – The 20th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 344 3PLs.

GlobalTranz Enterprises, ModusLink Global Solutions, RiverStar and Unyson Logistics are just a few of the 44 new 3PL profiles added to this year’s guide.

Over 77% of the 3PLs profiled are private versus publicly traded companies. Who’s Who in Logistics profiles individual 3PL financial information, key personnel, information technology, and service capabilities. In addition, editorial evaluations, case studies and important news events are reported. Information is presented in sufficient detail to allow companies to quickly evaluate providers for logistics outsourcing initiatives.

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 ATC, 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.

“Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” said Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. “We are pleased at the increasing number of 3PLs being covered and the expansion of global coverage, especially in Asia. We are striving to continually build upon our goal of having information not available anywhere else. Over half, or 173, 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).”

The two volumes contain 1,939 pages of information. They are available as PDF file versions or via an Internet on-demand version as an annual subscription. Online subscribers also receive the PDF file versions of the guides with their annual subscription. For premium market information, companies often purchase our Expert Information Service (EIS) which includes an online guide subscription, our annual financial analysis, customers of 3PLs report, and four hours of phone consulting for a discounted price.

The Who’s Who in Logistics guides, EIS subscription and other market research reports can be purchased online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include “U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions,” “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices,” “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market,” and “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.”

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Stoughton, WI 53589 USA
Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions is Released

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U.S. Gains Carry 3PLs – 2011 3PL Market Analysis and 2012 Predictions is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, May 22, 2012 – Domestic North American transportation and value-added warehousing were the bright spots for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in 2011 while grim European and cooling Asian results produced flat international markets.  Domestic transportation management net revenues increased 12.2% leading modest overall increases of 5.2% for gross revenue and 5.9% for net revenue.

Figure 1.  U.S. 3PL Market 1996-2012E (US$ Billions)

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the U.S. 3PL market since 1996 came in at 10.3%.  For 2011, 3PL growth has been three times the growth in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Domestic transportation management (DTM) led other segments in 2011.  Gross and net revenues both increased 12.2%.  Net income was 17.4% of net revenue.

Table 1.  Revenues and Profitability by 3PL Segment – 2011
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*Total 2011 gross revenue (turnover) for the 3PL market in the U.S. is estimated at $133.8 billion.  $3 billion is included for the contract logistics software segment.  Totals may be off due to rounding.

Value-added warehousing and distribution (VAWD) had a solid year with increases of 8.2-8.4%.  Net income margins improved to 3% but VAWD continues to be a more mature segment which is less financially attractive than other segments.

Dedicated contract carriage (DCC) continued its resurgence in 2011.  Trucking companies including dedicated contract carriers continue to keep equipment supply tight preventing the negative effects of oversupplying the market with assets.

Overall global logistics costs and 3PL revenue estimates by major region and country are also detailed in the report.

The complete report and other Armstrong & Associates research can be found at:http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices” and “Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market.”

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-800-525-3915, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

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100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released

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The Business of Warehousing in North America 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices Report is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, January 31, 2012 – In the second half of 2011, Armstrong & Associates collected information on contracting warehousing companies whose total revenues exceed $13 billion.  The average revenue for the sample companies was $823 million.  Revenues ranged from $36 million to $3 billion.  Companies reported organic increases from 1% to 25% for the first half of 2011 when compared to the first half of 2010.

In addition to a survey form, participants completed a series of spreadsheets providing detailed information on contract warehouses, contract customers and public warehouses.  Information covered over 600 contract warehouses, 300 contract customers and 100 public warehouses.

Commodities handled were split into 13 vertical industries.  The largest was Retail & Consumer Products at 18.4%.  High-tech/Computers accounted for 16.1% while Beverages & Food was 16.0%.  Building Materials came in at 1.7% reflecting the slowness of home construction activity in the United States.

Modern value-added warehousing and distribution (VAWD) third-party logistics providers (3PLs) all have significant transportation management capabilities.  The participants commonly have networktransportation management and dedicated contract carriage (DCC) trucking operations.  Three-fourths of our respondents have asset trucking operations including DCC.  All have networktransportation management capabilities with over half having control centers operating with major transportation management systems (TMS) platforms.  Participants use 74% of their total warehouse space for contract warehousing and 26% for public warehousing.

The complete report and other supply chain management market research can be purchased by phone at +1-608-873-8929 or online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “Full Stride – 2010 3PL Market Analysis and 2011 Predictions,” “Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players,” and “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.”

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100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929, Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

19th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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19th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

STOUGHTON, WI, September 13, 2011 – The 19th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 304 3PLs.

New 3PL profiles added this year include: A&R Logistics, American Global Logistics, BEL International Logistics, Choice Logistics, Meritor Aftermarket Services, MultiPack Empresas Logísticas, Port Logistics Group, Round The World Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Shandong Rongqing Logistics, Shippers Warehouse, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, WEL Companies, Yusen Logistics (Americas), and Ze Han Logistics.

Of the 3PLs profiled, over 76% are private versus publicly traded companies. Who’s Who in Logistics profiles individual 3PL financial information, key personnel, information technology, and service capabilities. In addition, editorial evaluations, case studies and important news events are reported. Information is presented in sufficient detail to allow companies to quickly evaluate providers for logistics outsourcing initiatives.

Global supply chain managers such as 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 ATC, Jacobson, Kenco, Kerry, Mainfreight, OHL, Rudolf, Werner, Wincanton and others. Important niche specialists like BNSF Logistics, Coyote Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Freightquote, LMS, Luis Simoes, SCI Logistics, TQL, and Transplace are reviewed in detail.

“Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” said Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. “We are pleased at the increasing number of 3PLs being covered and the expansion of global coverage, especially in Asia. We are striving to continually build upon our goal of having information not available anywhere else. Almost half, or 151, 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).”

The two volumes contain 1,738 pages of information. They are available as PDF file versions or via an Internet on-demand version as an annual subscription. Online subscribers also receive the PDF file versions of the guides with their annual subscription. For premium market information, companies often purchase our Expert Information Service (EIS) which includes an online guide subscription, our annual financial analysis, customers of 3PLs report, and four hours of phone consulting for a discounted price.

The Who’s Who in Logistics guides, EIS subscription and other market research reports can be purchased online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include “Full Stride 2010 3PL Market Analysis and 2011 Predictions,” “North American Warehousing Report 2010 Market Size, Capacity, Major 3PLs, Cost Benchmarks, Service Pricing and Trends,” “Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management Market Size and Major Players,” and “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.”

 

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Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

U.S. and Global Third-Party Logistics Market Analysis is Released

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U.S. and Global Third-Party Logistics Market Analysis is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, May 19, 2011 – Most third-party logistics providers (3PLs) got back on track in 2010 and are sprinting in 2011.  Consistent with ongoing economic globalization, the International Transportation Management 3PL segment led with a 30.1% gross revenue (turnover) and net revenue (gross margin) increases.  Dedicated Contract Carriage followed at 13.1%.  Overall, 3PL U.S. gross revenues jumped 18.9% in 2010 to $127.3 billion slightly exceeding the 2008 market result.

Figure 1.  U.S. 3PL Market 1996-2011E (US$ Billions)

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for third-party logistics market net revenue from 1995 through 2010 was 12.7%.  2009 was the only negative year since we began tracking results in 1995.  From 2009 to 2010, the increase in 3PL net revenue was 4.7 times the rate of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth.  One driving factor of 3PL growth was world trade volumes which increased 12.4% for 2010.¹

Revenues and profitability increased in all four 3PL segments in 2010.  Gross revenue increases ranged from 12.9% to 30.1% and were up 19.4% overall.  Net revenues (gross revenue minus purchased transportation) were up 13.2%.  Net revenues are a better indicator of true business improvement since fuel related costs have minimal impact.  Overall, net income increased 23.4% from 2009 levels.

¹ World Economic Outlook – IMF, April 2011

The complete report and other Armstrong & Associates research can be found at:http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection.  Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include “North American Warehousing Report – 2010 Market Size, Capacity, Major 3PLs, Cost Benchmarks, Service Pricing and Trends,” “Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players,” and “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.”

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-800-525-3915, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

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100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202

Stoughton, WI 53589 USA

Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates Launches 3PL Advisor a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Rating and Informational Website

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Armstrong & Associates Launches 3PL Advisor a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Rating and Informational Website

STOUGHTON, WI, March 10, 2011 – As a natural extension of its Third-Party Logistics market research work, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) has launched 3PLAdvisor.com to provide 3PL customers with a platform for sharing customer relationship experiences about their third-party logistics providers (3PLs). In-turn, 3PLs can receive valuable feedback from customers at no cost. Customers can anonymously rate their current 3PLs and send request for information (RFI) forms to 3PLs they may be interested in working with.

According to A&A’s President Evan Armstrong, “We’ve developed a straightforward website where 3PL customers can easily provide feedback on their 3PL relationships and where 3PLs can see how well they are meeting customer needs. This type of no-cost information sharing forum is one of the greatest benefits from internet business social networking and customers’ shared experiences have considerable value as firms evaluate 3PL providers as part of their strategic outsourcing decisions. Unlike customer satisfaction surveys, 3PL Advisor takes an ongoing approach versus a one-time snapshot.” Armstrong added, “To ensure a high level of quality, A&A reviews each 3PL customer review and 3PL profile submission prior to it being displayed on 3PLAdvisor.com. While customers can anonymously post reviews of their 3PLs, we strictly prohibit 3PLs from evaluating other 3PLs and strive to ensure that the site contains the most accurate 3PL profile information possible.”

As customer reviews are submitted, 3PLAdvisor.com automatically generates over 100 top ranked 3PL lists including:

  • Top Rated Global 3PLs
  • Top Rated North America 3PLs
  • Top Rated China 3PLs
  • Top Rated Europe Ground/Road 3PLs
  • Top Rated Brazil Warehousing/Contract Logistics 3PLs
  • Top Rated India Air/Ocean 3PLs

As of its launch, 3PLAdvisor.com contains the following profile information on over 280 3PLs:

  • Company Name
  • Basic Services Provided
  • Headquarters Location
  • Company Website
  • Contact Email Address
  • Overall Capability
  • Year Started in Logistics
  • Founding Business / Business Roots
  • Base of Operations
  • Market Area
  • Parent Corporation, Subsidiary / Related Companies
  • CEO
  • Total Logistics Revenue ($US)
  • Total Number of Logistics Employees
  • Total Annual International Ocean Freight Forwarding / NVOCC TEUs
  • Total Annual International Airfreight Forwarding Metric Tons
  • Total Number of Warehouses
  • Total Square Feet of Warehouses

3PL customers can register at: http://www.3pladvisor.com/login-company-profile/user-sign-up.aspx . Once a user account is created, a customer can rate its 3PLs.

3PLs who are not listed on 3PL Advisor are encouraged to sign up and submit a profile at:http://www.3pladvisor.com/login-company-profile/sign-up.aspx .

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International.  Recent research papers include Restoration: 2009 3PL Market Analysis and 2010 Predictions, Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

 

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Armstrong & Associates Reports U.S. Based 3PLs Dominate Contract Warehousing

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Armstrong & Associates Reports U.S. Based 3PLs Dominate Contract Warehousing

STOUGHTON, WI, November 17, 2010 – While Germany based DHL/Exel is the largest contract warehouseman in North America, 11 of the top 12 value-added (contract) warehousing and distribution (VAWD) companies are based in the United States. Many like Jacobson (#2), GENCO (#3), OHL (#4) and Kenco (#7) are privately-held. In general, U.S. based companies still have headquarters in their original hometowns.

Here’s a list of some major players:

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Detailed information on major VAWD companies and the warehousing industry is available in our North American Warehousing Report – 2010. The report includes financial, historical and performance results for contract and public warehousing. All of the major VAWD companies have extensive integrated transportation and/or transportation management functionality.

The report and other logistics and supply chain market research can be viewed and purchased online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include Restoration: 2009 3PL Market Analysis and 2010 Predictions, Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

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Phone: +1-608-873-8929, Fax: +1-608-873-5509
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Report on the State of Warehousing in North America is Released

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Armstrong & Associates’ Report on the State of Warehousing in North America is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, October 19, 2010 – Commercial warehousing revenue in the United States will reach $50 billion this year according to a new report by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Contract and public warehousing combined are expected to exceed 2008 revenues by 2% after declining in 2009. The contract and public commercial warehousing market now constitutes 45% of the total U.S. market. Details of these segments by vertical industry are provided, as well as lists of the top dry and refrigerated warehousing providers. This year’s report has expanded coverage on the Canadian and Mexican warehousing markets and the refrigerated warehousing segment.

The report provides updates on facility sizes, capacity, revenues, pricing, regional variations and vertical industries. Operating margins, EBITDA and EBIT margin distributions are provided for contract warehousing operations. The results show that profitability is not inherent to either of the models, but is determined by company cultures and pricing practices. Expected operating margins and profitability measures are compared to actual results. Statistical analyses detail the effects of open book relationships and leasing, versus ownership on overall warehouse profitability. Practitioners provide insight on the role and benefits of gainsharing relationships.

The analysis also explores the trend in the growth of contract warehousing at the expense of public warehousing. Three-year contracts are standard covering 48% of the contract warehousing relationships. Comparisons for open book versus closed book and building ownership/leasing arrangements have been calculated. Specifics for KPIs, value-added services and gainsharing are presented.

The report also includes components of standard warehouse pricing models. The major variables are space utilization, labor, administrative costs and target profitability margins. This standard costing methodology is used for both contract and public warehousing pricing. Gainsharing, single-factor carton pricing and other key pricing elements are examined. Charges for package handling, storage and value-added services are detailed in the report.

The complete study and other logistics and supply chain market research can be purchased by phone at +1-608-873-8929 or online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include Restoration: 2009 3PL Market Analysis and 2010 Predictions, Spare Parts Logistics: Quintessential Global Supply Chain Management – Market Size and Major Players, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

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18th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

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18th Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide Released

STOUGHTON, WI, September 16, 2010 – The 18th edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who’s Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 273 3PLs.

New 3PLs added this year include: Con-way Multimodal, enVista, Fidelitone Logistics, GLOVIS, Hercules Logistics & Forwarding, IMPERIAL Logistics, ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition + Logistik, Odyssey Logistics, OOCL Logistics, Pantos Logistics, Qingdao Smart Cargo International Services, Sataria Group, Shangdong Jiayi Logistics, Topocean Group, Universal Traffic Service, Wared Logistics, and WLG.

Of the 3PLs profiled, over 73% are private versus publicly traded companies. Who’s Who in Logistics profiles individual 3PL financial information, key personnel, information technology, and service capabilities. In addition, editorial evaluations, case studies and important news events are reported. Information is presented in sufficient detail to allow companies to quickly evaluate providers for logistics outsourcing initiatives.

Global supply chain managers such as Cat Logistics, C.H. Robinson, CEVA, DB Schenker, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo, NYK Logistics, Panalpina, Ryder, and UTi are covered extensively. In-depth profiles are also presented for continentally based major players GENCO, Jacobson, Kenco, Kerry, Mainfreight, OHL, Rudolf, Werner, Wincanton and others. Important niche specialists like BNSF Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Freightquote, LMS, Luis Simoes, SCI Logistics, and Transplace are reviewed in detail.

“Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” said Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. “We are pleased at the increasing number of 3PLs being covered and the expansion of global coverage, especially in Asia. We are striving to continually build upon our goal of having information not available anywhere else. 132 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).”

The two volumes contain 1,622 pages of information. They are available as PDF file versions or via an Internet on-demand version as an annual subscription. Online subscribers also receive the PDF file versions of the guide with their annual subscription. For premium market information, companies often purchase our Expert Information Service (EIS) which includes an Online guide subscription, our annual financial, warehousing, and customers of 3PLs reports, and four hours of phone consulting for a discounted price.

The Who’s Who in Logistics guides, EIS subscription and other market research reports can be purchased online at: Guides & Market Research Reports.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates also publishes Restoration: 2009 3PL Market Analysis and 2010 Predictions, Warehousing in North America – 2009 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

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Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Chainalytics and Armstrong & Associates Form a Strategic Partnership

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Chainalytics and Armstrong & Associates Form a Strategic Partnership

Relationship to Make Model-Based Benchmarking Available to 3PLs

Atlanta – April 20, 2010 – Chainalytics LLC, a supply chain consulting firm focused on enabling fact-based supply chain decisions, and Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a supply chain market research and consulting firm specializing in 3PL market research, announced today a multi-year marketing and co-branding partnership to develop Model-Based Benchmarking (MBBC) services for third-party logistics providers (3PLs). 3PLs will now have access to a similar range of benchmarking capabilities that Chainalytics had previously offered primarily to shippers in Fortune 100 retail, CPG, and manufacturing industries. Armstrong & Associates will be Chainalytics’ sole 3PL strategic marketing partner.

The agreement encompasses a joint marketing and industry analysis methodology to target all domestic 3PLs with significant transportation spend in truckload and intermodal, including dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed equipment types. As part of the service, 3PLs will receive a wealth of transportation information, including 3PL specific surveys, benchmarking rate comparisons, peer fuel program and operational factor analyses, and online tools for batch rating.

3PLs will no longer have to guess at contracted rates for markets which they are unfamiliar. Using Chainalytics’ proven MBBC approach and methodologies, 3PL members will be able to perform engineering studies and respond to RFPs with a broader understanding of domestic freight markets and trends. Chainalytics and Armstrong & Associates will jointly develop industry surveys focused on specific 3PL issues with econometric benchmarking data to insure consortium membership confidentiality.

“Chainalytics is the market leader in transportation benchmarking with its MBBC member base reaching $15B in annual freight spend,” said Evan Armstrong, President of Armstrong & Associates. “A benchmarking service that expands 3PLs’ market knowledge of transportation rates has been needed for many years. We are excited about working together with Chainalytics to extend benchmarking capability to 3PLs”.

“Armstrong & Associates’ track record as the de-facto standard in 3PL industry analysis and consulting is a big reason why we made the decision to partner,” said Matthew Harding, Principal Chainalytics. “The depth of Armstrong & Associates relationships and the breadth of its customer base and analysis in the 3PL market provide a unique opportunity to expand transportation market intelligence.”

The first phase of this partnership will focus on domestic over-the-road purchased transportation, with subsequent phases extending to Less-Than-Truckload, Ocean Import/Export, and Heavy Air models.

About Armstrong & Associates
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain market research and consulting firm specializing in 3PL market research, provider benchmarking, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include Warehousing in North America – 2009 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships. Learn more at www.3PLogistics.com.

About Chainalytics
Chainalytics is a professional services firm that enhances competitive advantage and shareholder value through optimized supply chain strategies. Chainalytics’ fact-based decision making approach improves and innovates our clients’ strategies and tactics with particular emphasis on supply chain design, transportation strategies, inventory strategies, and product and customer portfolio planning. Offered as both project-based and managed services, this approach is achieved via a unique combination of domain expertise, resilient methodologies, and exclusive research and content – all supported by the world’s most advanced decision sciences tools and techniques. Chainalytics targets enterprises with a high degree of complexity created by their unique combinations of scale, change and geography. With offices in North America and Asia, Chainalytics serves companies globally in a borderless fashion. Learn more at www.chainalytics.com.

For more information, contact:
Nicky Brown-Gilstrap
Chainalytics LLC
(770) 433-1566
ngilstrap@chainalytics.com

Spare Parts Logistics: Market Size and Major Players Report is Released

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Spare Parts Logistics: Market Size and Major Players Report is Released

STOUGHTON, WI, April 15, 2010 – Global spare/service parts logistics (SPL) revenue for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) has grown to $35 billion for the Automotive, Industrial and Technology vertical industries according to a new report just released by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Technology generates the largest SPL revenue at $14.4 billion and Automotive is second at $12.5 billion.

The report breaks down revenues by major countries and regions. Revenues for the Technology vertical are broken down into nine sub segments.

The report includes detailed information on six major 3PLs. The global supply chain capable 3PLs covered are Cat Logistics, CEVA, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker and UPS.

The complete report and other Armstrong & Associates research can be found at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain market research and consulting firm specializing in 3PL market research, provider benchmarking, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include Swan Dive: 2008 U.S. and Global Third-Party Logistics Market Revenues, 2009 Estimates and a Review of Mergers and Acquisitions; Warehousing in North America – 2009 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices, and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Armstrong at +1-800-525-3915, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

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New “TKO” Turn-Key Logistics Outsourcing Service Introduced

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New “TKO” Turn-Key Logistics Outsourcing Service Introduced

STOUGHTON, WI – Since 1984, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) has helped companies outsource logistics operations. Adapting to market changes, A&A now offers an outsourcing reality check and third-party logistics provider (3PL) prospect service to aid companies in getting their 3PL evaluation and selection process off on the right foot. Through its “TKO” – Turn-Key Outsourcing methodology, A&A can help design the process and identify the best 3PLs for a targeted result. A&A can provide significant input within hours of contact. Fees are very modest.

More information is available at http://www.3plogistics.com/TKO-TurnKeyOutsourcing.htm, or call Dick or Evan Armstrong at 1-800-525-3915.

About Armstrong & Associates, Inc.:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management market research and consulting firm specializing in competitive benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, logistics outsourcing, centralized transportation management programs, and supply chain systems evaluation and selection. Armstrong & Associates also publishes Warehousing in North America – 2009 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices; Swan Dive: U.S. and Global 3PL Market Revenues, 2009 Estimates and a Review of Mergers and Acquisitions; and Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
100 Business Park Circle
Suite 202
Stoughton, WI 53589 USA
Phone: +1-608-873-8929 Fax: +1-608-873-5509
Website: www.3PLogistics.com


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