3PL Customers Report Identifies Trends and Market Segments

STOUGHTON, WI – Three-fourths 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” utilizes Armstrong & Associates’ proprietary database of 3,334 3PL customer relationships and provides detailed information on the top outsourcers to 3PLs, service demand and market size by industry segment.

According to the report, General Motors, Wal-Mart, DaimlerChrysler, and Ford Motor each use 31 or more 3PLs. The report also quantifies the Global Fortune 500 3PL market at $162 billion. Automotive 3PL customers spent an estimated $39.1 billion with 3PLs.

The average customer is utilizing each 3PL for three distinct services. Supply chain management, lead logistics and integrated services continue to expand.

Commenting on the report, Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates said, “We feel that this analysis of customer relationships is our best to date and builds upon our previous reports. The greatest penetration of automotive accounts is by Rudolph, Thiel, CEVA, Ryder, Penske, and Menlo. Retailing relationships are led by Wincanton and YRC Logistics. DHL Logistics and UPS SCS are the leaders for Fortune’s technology sector.” The report breaks down technology, retailing and other industry verticals into their sub segments. Electronics and electrical equipment constitutes 45% of the technology vertical.

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

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 North American Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Who’s Who in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Recent research papers include “Warehousing in North America – 2007 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Prices and Practices” and “U.S. and Global – 3PL Financial and Acquisition Results.” In addition, Armstrong & Associates maintains databases of warehousemen, freight forwarders and third-party logistics and transportation companies.

For more information please contact:

Richard or Evan Armstrong (800) 525-3915 or e-mail Dick@3PLogistics.com or Evan@3PLogistics.com.


Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
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Stoughton, WI 53589 USA
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Website: www.3PLogistics.com