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 https://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.

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