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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