New Market Research Study Highlights Trends in Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) Supply Chain Systems Use, Deployment, and Purchasing

STOUGHTON, WI March 8, 2005 – When deciding which supply chain systems 3PLs are considering purchasing, G-Log comes in first followed by Manhattan, i2, Manugistics, and RedPrairie, according to a recently completed market research report “Trends in Third-Party Logistics Provider Supply Chain Systems Purchasing, Deployment and Use “. This latest report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc. provides detailed information on trends in the 3PL supply chain systems market. The ongoing strategy of 3PLs developing a core systems “backbone” is analyzed and estimates of the total potential U.S. 3PL supply chain systems market are provided.

The report includes survey results from 3PLs in three size segments. It identifies current satisfaction levels for 3PLs with supply chain systems vendors and systems implementations. 3PLs preferences for systems pricing (transactional, subscription, upfront) and deployment methods such as traditional license arrangements, hosted solutions, and ASP models are detailed. Information on various warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) is provided.

The complete study is available from Armstrong & Associates, Inc. a supply chain market research and consulting firm. “To date, there has been no concerted effort to analyze this market in a detailed fashion. With our ongoing focus on 3PL market research, it made sense for us to perform this study”, said Evan Armstrong vice president of Armstrong & Associates.

The report can be purchased over the phone or online at:

About Armstrong & Associates:

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management consulting firm specializing in market research, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain systems benchmarking, and logistics outsourcing. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who in Logistics?. Recent research papers include: “An Overview of Warehousing in North America – Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Prices and Practices” and “Global Logistics Services Providers II”. In addition, Armstrong & Associates maintains databases of warehousing companies, freight forwarders, third-party logistics providers, and distributors.

For more information, contact: Evan Armstrong (800) 525-3915 or e-mail


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