Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide Expands Coverage of Privately Held 3PLs

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85% of 3PLs profiled are private versus publicly traded companies

MILWAUKEE, WI, October 23, 2020 – 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 online access to its continually updated third-party logistics provider database covering over 670 providers and growing. Providers surveyed and profiled include Global Supply Chain Managers (GSCMs), digital freight brokers, specialized/niche 3PLs, e-commerce 3PLs, 3PL subsidiaries within larger 3PLs, as well as regional divisions of GSCMs.

Some of the latest 3PL additions include: Allcargo Logistics, Black Hawk Transport, Blue Marlin Logistics, Clipper Logistics plc, Edge Logistics, Europa Worldwide Group, Fercam S.p.A., Great Plains Transport, Holman Logistics, Horizon Air Freight, HOYER GmbH, IDEA Groupe, Lazer Spot, Meyer & Meyer, Phoenix Logistics, Raben Group, Rohlig Logistics, SAIC Anji Logistics, ShipMonk, Spartan Logistics Services, TA Services, TFI International, and TVS Supply Chain Solutions.

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.

Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide and Expert Information Service (EIS) 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 www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/market-research-reports/. The 3PL Guidesubscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers 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 (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 88,000 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 21 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@3PLogistics.com.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Third-Party Logistics Trends and Executive Predictions Presented at Armstrong & Associates’ Two-Day Virtual Event

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MILWAUKEE, WI, October 19, 2020 – On October 21-22, Armstrong & Associates is virtually hosting the eighth annual 3PL Value Creation Summit. This year’s event analyzes important third-party logistics industry factors (such as the impact of the global pandemic, e-commerce growth, digitalization, and advancements in technological innovation) in an interactive and fully engaged way. Virtually network with global 3PL executives and industry experts that successfully navigate the unique complexities of the 3PL industry.

Through a combination of insightful question and answer style panels, market intelligence, and thought leadership, the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit is a distinct strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators virtually network to assess the current and future outlook of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation.

The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2020 features a prestigious line up of participants from AIT Worldwide Logistics, Apex Logistics International, ArcBest, Calera Capital, Capstone Logistics, Cardinal Health, Choice Logistics, Clarendon Group, CLN Worldwide, Coyote Logistics, Crane Worldwide Logistics, DB Schenker, DHL Supply Chain, DSC Logistics, DSR Logistics Company, e2open, Echo Global Logistics, EKA Solutions, GEODIS, GlobalTranz Enterprises, Greenbriar Equity Group, Gridiron Capital, LLC, Harris Williams, HubTran, Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Intel Corporation, JUSDA USA, Kane Logistics, Keller Logistics Group, Kenco Logistics, Knichel Logistics, Körber Supply Chain Software, Lone Star Overnight, Matson, Parade, Port Logistics Group, Red Dog Equity, RLS Logistics, Stifel Nicolaus, Transportation Insight, Truckstop.com, Uber Freight, Watco Supply Services and more.

The 3PL Value Creation Summit will be held virtually on October 21-22, 2020 and sessions are available on demand post event. For further event details or to register, please visit https://www.3plogistics.com/3plna2020/.

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 88,000 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 21 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon

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MILWAUKEE, WI, September 24, 2020 – According to Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A’s) newest report Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon,”  the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, reported adjusted retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 of $211.5 billion, a COVID‐19 driven increase of 31.8% from the first quarter of 2020, and a whopping 44.5% increase from the second quarter of 2019. E‐commerce retail now represents 16.1% of retail sales in the United States. The segment grew at a 14.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2015 through 2019 and shows no sign of slowing.

Growing e-commerce sales are driving up U.S. e‐commerce logistics costs with a 19.9% CAGR expected through 2020. E‐commerce logistics costs currently account for 9.9% of total U.S. logistics costs.

E‐commerce is the fastest growing Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Market segment. Retailers are increasingly relying upon Amazon and Third‐Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) to help manage omnichannel and e‐commerce supply chain operations. U.S. 3PL e‐commerce revenues reached $43.4 billion in 2019, and we expect 28% growth through 2020 as e‐commerce purchases continue to expand during the pandemic and companies continue to outsource logistics activities. With its dominant position, Amazon’s operations boast an estimated 60% market share of the U.S. E-Commerce 3PL Market segment.

The report covers the growth of e‐commerce logistics in the U.S., e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery, third-party logistics provider alternatives to Amazon, Amazon’s leading market position, and an “apples-to-apples” cost comparison between Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and 3PL solutions using our proprietary e-commerce fulfillment pricing benchmarks from 21 3PLs representing over 1,000 customers.

Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon and other 3PL market research can be purchased at www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/market-research-reports/. “Rising Tide” comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers 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 (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 88,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

3PL E-Commerce Business Flourishes in the Face of Coronavirus Volatility and Economic Headwinds

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Milwaukee, WI, August 14, 2020 – According to Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A’s) newest report, “VOLATILE – Latest Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Predictions for 2020 Including Estimates for 190 Countries” e-commerce continues to be the most rapidly growing third-party logistics (3PL) segment. Retailers rely on Amazon and third-party logistics providers to help manage omnichannel and e-commerce operations. A&A estimates that U.S. 3PL e-commerce revenues reached $43.4 billion in 2019 and expects a 28% CAGR through 2020 as e-commerce purchases continue during the pandemic and companies continue to outsource versus build internal fulfillment operations. The report provides A&A’s latest U.S. 3PL e-commerce revenue and logistics costs estimates, as well as Amazon’s U.S. e-commerce 3PL revenue and market share.

With COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, Value-Added Warehousing and

Distribution (VAWD) had significant growth in business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce fulfillment activity during the first half of 2020, while business-to-business (B2B) activity waned. The overall impact for the first half of 2020 was a VAWD gross revenue decline of 7.1% and a net revenue decrease of 5.8%. Q3 and Q4 should see incremental increases as the economy continues to comeback in spits and spurts, and as VAWD customers rush to restore inventory levels.

Within the asset-heavy Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) 3PL market segment, gross revenue was off 3% for the first half of 2020 and net revenue saw a slight decline year-over-year. DCC segment shipment volumes declined, but the overall impact was lessened due to the longer-term nature of its customer agreements. We anticipate the COVID-19 economic volatility in domestic transportation and increases in domestic transportation demand to positivity impact DCC growth for the remainder of the year as shippers look for a safe haven for capacity and as DCC providers continue to benefit from contracts negotiated prior to the pandemic.

In the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) 3PL segment for H1 2020, we saw an 8% drop in gross revenues and a 16% decline in net revenues as shipment volumes dropped off across all modes, especially with customers in Automotive, Industrial, Building/Construction, and Elements/Raw Materials vertical industries. Reefer and Dry Van Truckload fared better than construction dependent Flatbed.

The International Transportation Management (ITM) 3PL segment, consisting of air and ocean freight forwarding and complementary value-added services saw 3.8% gross revenue growth in the first half of 2020. In Q2 2020, ocean and air volumes were off, while air and ocean capacity both remained tight. This resulted in significant rate increases over last year which drove up gross revenues. With the shutdown, commercial airline belly space, which accounts for approximately 40% of total capacity, went away and ocean carrier capacity tightened due to blank (cancelled) sailings out of Asia.

In 2019, overall U.S. 3PL market net revenues (gross revenues less purchased transportation) grew 5.9% to $91.5 billion, while overall gross revenues declined 0.3%, bringing the total U.S. 3PL market to $212.8 billion. For 2020, we expect overall U.S. 3PL gross revenues to work back to a lesser year-over-year decline of just under 1% and a slight net revenue increase for the year.

Global third-party logistics revenues reached $951 billion in 2019 resulting in a mere 2.1% increase over 2018 versus the 9.1% increase it registered in 2018. Due to COVID-19 and trade war headwinds, we are expecting a 2.9% decrease in 3PL revenues globally.

For more information on A&A’s newest report, “VOLATILE – Latest Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Predictions for 2020 Including Estimates for 190 Countries” and other market research, please visit: 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 88,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Presents Its Latest Top 3PL Lists

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MILWAUKEE, WI, July 27, 2020 – Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A’s) latest Top Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) lists are now available. Leveraging its “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide, encompassing 665 3PL profiles and growing, A&A’s Top 3PL lists include:

  • Top 50 Global 3PLs
  • Top 50 U.S. 3PLs
  • Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders
  • Top 100 Domestic Transportation Managers/Freight Brokers
  • Top Global 3PLs by Industry

A&A’s latest Top 3PL lists can be found at: A&A’s Top 3PL Lists.

3PLs interested in being considered for all of our Top 3PL lists can find out more information at: Submit a Profile.

A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide is updated on an ongoing basis and currently includes 665 3PL profiles. It allows users to search by certain parameters such as type of service, regions served, revenue, assets, and more. Search results can be exported to Excel and 3PL profiles can be downloaded as PDFs. The guide also includes dynamically generated summary reports.

A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide and other A&A market research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. The guide comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers: https://www.3plogistics.com/product/premium-market-research-analysis-expert-information-service/. In addition, the EIS subscription has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

To learn about additional third-party logistics trends and network with industry leaders, join Armstrong & Associates at its 3PL Value Creation North America Summit which will be held virtually this year on October 21-22, 2020. For further event details or to register, please visit https://www.3plogistics.com/3plna2020/.

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 88,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Report Highlights DIGITIZATION: The Convergence of Modern Freight Brokerage, Digital Freight Matching, and Automation in Domestic Transportation Management

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MILWAUKEE, WI, June 15, 2020 – Rapid technological changes to the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) Third-Party Logistics Market segment have occurred over the last five years. Today a Transportation Management System to run DTM operations is “table stakes” and is just one of the first steps in developing a truly digital freight brokerage operation. The race is on between new Digital Freight Brokers (DFBs) such as Convoy, Uber Freight, and Transfix, which are banking on proprietary digital freight matching tech to create competitive advantage, and established DTM brands with superior network scale such as C.H. Robinson, Coyote, and Hub Group to build leading customer and carrier digital experiences to drive long-term growth.

Since our first report on Digital Freight Matching (DFM) in 2016 where we dubbed the term “Digital Freight Matching”, there has been increasing focus on these companies which have been seen by investors as market disruptors. This report details the convergence of DFM, modern Domestic Transportation Managers, and Digital Freight Brokers. It provides insights into what systems drive a 3PL’s classification as a DFB and what systems can be deployed to augment a TMS and digitalize a DTM/Freight Brokerage operation. Report topics include:

  • Growth of Modern Domestic Transportation Management
  • Overall Market Sizes, Segmentations, and DTM Market Penetration
  • Leading Transportation Management Systems
  • Modern DTM Operating Models and Success Factors
  • The Digital DTM/Freight Brokerage Environment
  • Digital DTM/Freight Broker Key Performance Metrics
  • Digital Freight Broker Distinct Operating Characteristics
  • Digital Freight Broker Core Functionality Areas
  • The latest DTM Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Activity
  • Top 100 DTMs

The report details the digital transformation steps for becoming a Digital Freight Broker with a focus on systems to augment a Transportation Management System (TMS) to digitalize a DTM. It provides the Characteristics, Key Conclusions, and Systems Recommendations for:

  • Capacity Management – Digital Freight Planning and Execution Platform
  • Visibility System Platforms
  • Back-Office Automation Systems
  • Load Boards
  • Other Systems of Note to Support Digitalization Strategies

DTM 3PLs

Allen Lund, Amstan Logistics, ArcBest, Armstrong Transport Group, Arrive Logistics, Ascent Global Logistics, ATS Logistics Services, Averitt Express, Axle Logistics, Bay and Bay Transportation, Becker Logistics, Beemac Logistics, Blue Ribbon Transport, BlueGrace Logistics, BNSF Logistics, Buchanan Logistics, Burris Logistics, C.H. Robinson, Cargomatic, Cerasis, Choptank Transport, Circle 8, Circle Logistics, Container Connection, Convoy, Cornerstone Systems, Covenant Transport Solutions, Coyote Logistics, CRST Logistics, D&L Transport, Dema Service, Diversified Transportation Services, DSV Panalpina, Dupré Logistics, Eagle Transportation, East Coast Transport, Echo Global Logistics, Eminent Global Logistics, England Logistics, Fitzmark, FLS Transportation Services, Fore Transportation, Freight Management, Genpro, GEODIS, Global Freight Solutions, GlobalTranz Enterprises, Great Plains Transport, Hub Group, Integrity Express Logistics, ISG Transportation, ITS Logistics, J.B. Hunt ICS, J.H. Rose Logistics, KAG Logistics, Kenco Logistic Services, Knichel Logistics, Knight-Swift Transportation, Koch Logistics, Landstar System, Leonard’s Express, LoadDelivered, Loadsmart, Logistics Plus, LTX Solutions, M2 Logistics, Magellan Transport Logistics, Marten Transport, Matson Logistics, MegaCorp Logistics, Meridian Logistics (aka FreightPros), Michael’s Cartage, Mid America Logistics, MODE Transportation, Next Trucking, NFI, Nolan Transportation Group, ODW Logistics, Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Our Freight Guy, PAM Transport, Patterson Cos., Penske Logistics, Pepsi Logistics, PLS Logistics, Prime Distribution Services, Priority1, R2 Logistics, Radiant Logistics, Redwood Logistics, ReTrans/Kuehne + Nagel, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, ROAR Logistics, RPM, Ruan, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Schneider Logistics, Scout Logistics, Simplified Logistics, Solistica, Southern Counties Express, Specialized Rail Service, Spot Freight, Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, Streamline Logistics, Strive Logistics, Sunset Transportation, SunteckTTS, Syfan Logistics, TA Services, The Space Cargo Group, Total Quality Logistics, Traffix, TransCorr National Logistics, Transfix, Transplace, Transportation Insight, Trinity Logistics, Triple T Transport, U.S. Logistics, U.S. Xpress, Uber Freight, Universal Logistics Holdings, Unyson Logistics, USAT Logistics, uShip, Veritiv Logistics Solutions, Visible Supply Chain Management, Watco Supply Chain Services, Werner Logistics, Worldwide Express/Unishippers, XPO Logistics.

Digital Freight Matching and Systems Providers

123Loadboard, 3GTMS, Appian “Direct Route”, BluJay Solutions, Cargo Chief, CargoWise, Carrier411, DAT, Descartes “Aljex TMS”, FourKites, HubTran, KeepTruckin, Kofax (Kapow), LoadExpress, Logistical Labs “LoadDex”, MacroPoint, McLeod, MercuryGate, Oracle “OTM”, Parade, project44, Quantum Edge Technology, RMIS, TMW Systems, TransCore “Keypoint”, Triumph Pay, Trucker Path, Trucker Tools, Truckstop.com, Truckstop Pay, Winmore.

“DIGITIZATION: The Convergence of Modern Freight Brokerage, Digital Freight Matching, and Automation in Domestic Transportation Management” and other 3PL market research can be purchased at www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/market-research-reports/. “DIGITIZATION” comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers www.3PLogistics.com/Product/Premium-Market-Research-Analysis-Expert-Information-Service/. In addition, the EIS subscription now has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

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 88,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Report Highlights Trends in Outsourced Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Customer Relationships, Demand for 3PL Services, Changes in Strategic Relationships, Geographical Differences, and Vertical Industry Growth

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MILWAUKEE, WI, May 13, 2020–“Increasingly Strategic: Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” is an expanded update of Armstrong & Associates’ best-selling report. From its analysis of over 7,700 current 3PL customer relationships in 44 countries, totaling nearly 21,000 services, the report identifies and details key trends in outsourced third-party logistics provider (3PL) customer relationships. Armstrong & Associates has been tracking and analyzing 3PL/Customer relationships for over a decade with ever-increasing detail.

Market sizings for both Global and Domestic Fortune customer 3PL revenues are included in the report. Global Fortune 500 customer 3PL revenues reached $371.3 billion in 2019, led by the Technological and Automotive industries, accounting for $102.3 billion and $79.6 billion, respectively. Fortune 1,000 3PL revenues of $166.8 billion comprise nearly 80% of the total domestic U.S. 3PL market. 3PL revenue growth trends for nine major customer industry subsegments are provided. In 2019, 3PL revenues from the Retailing and Technological industries dominated, representing $40.1 billion and $38.2 billion. 3PL revenues by customer industry for both Domestic and Global Fortune companies from 2010 through 2020E are included.

The report also details the type and number of 3PL services customers tend to use. 3PL customers use an average of 2.71 services per 3PL relationship—often a combination of Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, and/or Value-Added Services. Further analysis details the most important 3PL services demanded by each of the nine industry segments.

3PL service and industry trends for three major regions (North America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA) are examined as well as a deep-dive into 3PL relationships for six countries: China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Mexico.

Detailed information is also provided on leading 3PLs serving customers in the Automotive, Retailing, Technological, and Food & Groceries industries.

The complete report is available from Armstrong & Associates at https://www.3plogistics.com/product/trends-in-3pl-customer-relationships-2020/

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 85,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Armstrong & Associates’ Events Bring Clarity to Emerging Global and Regional Third-Party Logistics Market Trends In the Era of COVID-19

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MILWAUKEE, WI, April 14, 2020 – Armstrong & Associates has two thought provoking third-party logistics events planned for 2020. On July 9th, in partnership with the Global Supply Chain Council, Armstrong & Associates (A&A) hosts its virtual 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit. Then on October 21st and 22nd, A&A hosts its 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago.

Both events detail the most important global and regional third-party logistics industry trends including: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing “mega trends” in logistics, regional supply chain shifts, mergers and acquisitions activity (M&A), e-commerce logistics growth, and new technologies disrupting the 3PL market.

The virtual 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit provides insights into positioning your company for cutting edge initiatives to enhance customers’ supply chain flexibility and agility, while boosting your bottom line. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn and share ideas for driving 3PL growth globally and throughout Asia.

With a focus on executive panels for thought leadership and information sharing, the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit is a unique conference. It represents an outstanding deep dive into the operational, financial, and technological aspects of global and regional 3PL markets. With a mix of executive discussions regarding 3PL industry dynamics, trade, M&A, disruptive technologies, and emerging trends, the North America summit provides an unparalleled analysis of the 3PL industry.

To join A&A events as a speaker or sponsor or for further questions, please reach out to Armstrong & Associates at 414-545-3838. Additional information can also be found at the website: 3plogistics.com/events.

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 85,000 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 21 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

ABOUT GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN COUNCIL

Founded in 2002, the Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC) is Asia’s largest professional organization focused exclusively on supply chain management. Members are experts from all facets of the manufacturing, retail and logistics industry who come together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise to improve individual and industry performance. Visit www.gscc.co for more information.

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Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

Milwaukee, 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 Expands its Global Coverage to 635 3PLs

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MILWAUKEE, WI, November 13, 2019 – 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 online access to its continually updated third-party logistics provider database covering 635 companies and growing. Companies surveyed and profiled include Global Supply Chain Managers (GSCMs) to digital freight brokers, specialized/niche 3PLs, e-commerce 3PLs, 3PL subsidiaries within larger 3PLs, as well as regional divisions of GSCMs.

Over 80% of the 3PLs profiled are private versus publicly traded companies. The latest 3PL profile additions include: A. Duie Pyle, Amstan Logistics, Automated Logistics Systems, Beemac Logistics, Circle Logistics, Convoy, Dart Global Logistics, Flexport, Leschaco, Magnate Worldwide, Metro Supply Chain Group, Pacific Atlantic Freight, Port Jersey Logistics, Priority1, Rakuten Super Logistics US, Taylored Services, Transfix, Uber Freight and Veritiv Logistics Solutions.

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.

Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide and Expert Information Service (EIS) 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 www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/market-research-reports/. The 3PL Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers www.3PLogistics.com/Product/Premium-Market-Research-Analysis-Expert-Information-Service/. In addition, the EIS subscription now has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

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 85,000 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 21 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

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

 

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. Presents its Latest Top 3PL Lists

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Access the Top 3PL lists and Third-Party Logistics Market information leveraged by more leading industry publications than any other source.

Milwaukee, WI, October 10, 2019 – Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A’s) latest Top Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) lists are now available. Leveraging its “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide, encompassing over 635 3PL profiles, A&A’s Top 3PL lists include:

  • Top 50 Global 3PLs
  • Top 50 U.S. 3PLs
  • Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders
  • Top 100 Domestic Transportation Managers/Freight Brokers
  • Top Global 3PLs by Industry

A&A’s latest Top 3PL lists can be found at: A&A’s Top 3PL Lists.

3PLs interested in being considered for all of our Top 3PL lists can find out more information at: Submit a Profile.

A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide is updated on an ongoing basis and includes profiles on more than 635 3PLs. It allows users to search by certain parameters such as type of service, regions served, revenue, assets, and more. Search results can be exported to Excel and 3PL profiles can be downloaded as PDFs. The guide also includes dynamically generated summary reports.

A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide and other A&A market research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. The guide comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers: https://www.3plogistics.com/product/premium-market-research-analysis-expert-information-service/. In addition, the EIS subscription now has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

To learn about additional third-party logistics trends and network with industry leaders, join Armstrong & Associates at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit. The summit will be held October 15-17th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. For further event details or to register, please visit www.3plogistics.com/3PLNA2019.

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 85,000 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 21 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@3PLogistics.com.

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

EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH – Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2019 Including Estimates for 190 Countries

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Milwaukee, WI, June 28, 2019 – 2018 will go down as an outstanding year for third-party logistics (3PL) in the U.S. The two main growth drivers were an extraordinary inventory build as shippers’ imported products to beat the implementation of Trump’s import tariffs and solid domestic economic expansion. Coupled with tight domestic carrier capacity driving up rates, increasing fuel surcharge revenue, and expanding e-commerce business, the 2018 3PL market realized extraordinary growth over 2017.

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. estimates that U.S. 3PL market net revenues (gross revenues less purchased transportation) grew 12.1% to $86.4 billion and overall gross revenues increased 15.8%, bringing the total U.S. 3PL market to $213.5 billion in 2018. The last time the U.S. saw this level of 3PL gross revenue growth was in 2010 when the 3PL market bounced back 19% from its 16% decline in 2009 during the great recession.

The non-asset-based Domestic Transportation Management segment (DTM), which primarily consists of freight brokerage services and to a lesser extent managed transportation, and digital freight matching companies/digital freight brokers (DFMs), led all other 3PL segments with overall gross revenue increasing a whopping 20.7% to $86.5 billion. DTM providers’ top-line revenues benefited from heavy port to warehouse and warehouse to warehouse moves, the strong domestic economy, rising carrier rates, increased fuel surcharge revenue, and continued outsourcing amongst shippers. To find a better growth year, we have to go back to 2005 when the DTM segment had year-over-year growth of 21.2%.

The DTM market is also seeing emerging competition from new digital freight brokers (DFBs) such as Uber Freight, Convoy and Transfix. One thing digital freight brokers have done is place an emphasis on “digitalizing” DTM operations replacing manual carrier sales/procurement and back office processes.

The other non-asset-based segment, International Transportation Management segment (ITM), consisting of air and ocean freight forwarding and complementary value-added services, posted 15.4% gross revenue growth in 2018 to $61.9 billion. This was ITM’s best showing since 2010 when the segment bounced back over 30% from the great recession. 2018 ITM net revenues grew 12.1% to $22.1 billion.

2018 Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) segment net revenues grew an estimated 15.8% to $17.8 billion. The domestic segment leader J.B. Hunt Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) with 10,115 power units in dedicated, posted outstanding net revenue growth of 25.9% to $2.2 billion pushing its DCC market share over 12% on a net revenue basis.

Even with the import tariff inventory builds, Value-added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) had the lowest rate of growth in 2018 compared to its transportation management related brethren. However, VAWD’s gross revenue growth of 8% to $43.3 billion was the best the segment has realized since 2011 when it posted an 8.3% increase. In terms of year-over-year net revenue growth, VAWD net revenues grew 6.3% to $33.1 billion.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. This annual 3PL Market Analysis report comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers: https://www.3plogistics.com/product/premium-market-research-analysis-expert-information-service/. In addition, the EIS subscription now has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

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 62,000 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 20 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@3PLogistics.com.

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207
Milwaukee, 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 Expands its Global Coverage to 600 3PLs

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MILWAUKEE, WI, April 18, 2019 – 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 online access to its continually updated third-party logistics provider database of 600 companies. Companies surveyed cover Global Supply Chain Managers (GSCMs) to freight brokers, specialized/niche 3PLs, 3PL subsidiaries within larger 3PLs, as well as regional divisions of GSCMs. The latest 3PL profile additions include: Amino Transport, Armstrong Transportation Group, BEST Supply Chain Management, cargo-partner GmbH, Capital Logistics, EFL, Fr. Meyer’s Sohn, FST Logistics, Mid America Logistics, Noatum Logistics, Pepsi Logistics, Scout Logistics, Speedee Transport, SPI International Transportation, Traffix, and ZTO Express (Cayman).

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.

Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide and Expert Information Service (EIS) 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 www.3PLogistics.com/Product-Category/Guides-Market-Research-Reports/. The 3PL Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service (EIS) subscribers www.3PLogistics.com/Product/Premium-Market-Research-Analysis-Expert-Information-Service/. In addition, the EIS subscription now has three subscription levels to choose from based on your research needs.

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 62,000 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 20 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
Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA
Phone: +1-414-545-3838 Fax: +1-414-545-3906
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

How Amazon Logistics is Changing Markets and Potential Growth Scenarios

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Milwaukee, WI, January 31, 2019 – E-commerce retail now represents 9.8% of the total retail market in the U.S. and has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9% over the last five years. Everyone knows that Amazon is the 800 lb. gorilla in e-commerce retailing, but what is its impact on LTL Trucking, Parcel, and the Third-Party logistics (3PL) markets, and how will it disrupt these markets in the future? In its latest report “Amazon Logistics Market Estimates, Benchmarking, and Predictions,” Armstrong & Associates analyzes e-commerce logistics, its major logistics competitors and Amazon’s impact on transportation and warehouse management, and the overall 3PL markets. Benchmarks for capital expenditures, warehousing and fulfillment, air freight, vehicles and drivers, and 3PL services and related assets are provided.

After establishing the current state of the logistics markets in which Amazon plays, the report’s analysis shifts to predict potential growth strategies which Amazon could pursue to leverage its logistics infrastructure and increase its footprint as a logistics provider via three hypothetical scenarios. Services such as Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Amazon Onsite, and Shipping with Amazon are detailed. In addition, the growth of Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program, expansion of last-mile delivery capabilities, and possibilities for a 3PL acquisition are highlighted.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: https://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 62,000 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 20 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.

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

Gap Closing Between Top Three Most Recognizable Third-Party Logistics Brands

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DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding, C.H. Robinson, and XPO Logistics Top Armstrong & Associates’ 3PL Brand Recognition Survey

Brand recognition is particularly important to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. It’s a business that relies on reputation, quality, solutions, and scalability. Growing the top line means being top-of-mind to potential customers.

Since 2002, Armstrong & Associates has surveyed 3PL managers and customers to identify the most recognizable brands in third-party logistics. Armstrong & Associates Chairman Richard Armstrong announced the release of the 2018 Top 20 3PL brand recognition report last week at the company’s 3PL Value Creation North America Summit.

Once again, DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding topped the list. But when it comes to brand strength, the gap between the top three is closing. XPO Logistics and C.H. Robinson are quickly catching up. XPO’s 2015 merger with Menlo has helped boost its brand strength. In 2013, Menlo placed seventh on the list, while XPO didn’t break the top 20. Meanwhile, C.H. Robinson’s brand strength has climbed steadily over the last decade.

The 3PL market has seen excellent growth in the last two years. Macroeconomic trends, combined with intensifying supply chain complexity, means demand for 3PLs is increasing. The market grew 10.5% in 2017 to $184.3 billion, and it’s on track to exceed $200 billion in revenue in 2019. Conditions are ideal for winning new business, even as 3PL competition increases. The report includes data on the most common sales processes and contract lengths.

The report, which can be downloaded at https://www.3plogistics.com/brand-recognition-report-2018/, includes the Top 20 3PL Brand Recognition list, rankings segmented by operational strengths, and sales process, contract, and procurement survey results.

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 62,000 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 19 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Dick Armstrong at +1-608-873-5509, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.

Jenny Sun at +1-414-545-3838, or email Jenny@3PLogistics.com.

Source: Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

10401 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 207

Milwaukee, WI 53227 USA

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

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

3PL Executives and Industry Experts to Discuss Strategic Initiatives and Opportunities at Upcoming Summit

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Determine Successful Initiatives for Competitive Advantage, Operational Achievement, and Customer Satisfaction at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018

Milwaukee, WI., September 5, 2018 –On October 16-18th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the sixth annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event analyzes the most important third-party logistics industry trends (such as recent mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce logistics, innovative technologies and automation) in an interactive and fully engaged way. Network with industry experts and peers that successfully navigate the unique daily complexities of the 3PL industry and learn ways to build robust 2019 strategic initiatives and thrive in a demanding market.

The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit is a distinct strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the future outlook of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage. Through a combination of insightful executive panels, market intelligence, and thought leadership, the event takes an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational and financial aspects of the global 3PL industry.

The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018 features a prodigious line up of participants from C.H. Robinson, DACHSER, GEODIS, CJ Logistics, Coyote Logistics, JUSDA Supply Chain Management, Radial (a bpost company), Echo Global Logistics, GlobalTranz Enterprises, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Transportation Intermediaries Association, and more. Sponsors include Parade, Ramco, project44, 3Gtms, Colliers International, Fetch Robotics, Harris Williams, Nulogy, One Network Enterprises, PINC, GT Nexus/Infor, NLB Services, Magnate Worldwide, Lanetix, Wells Fargo, and Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit will be held October 16-18th, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. For further event details or to register, please visit www.3plogistics.com/3PLNA2018.

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 62,000 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 19 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

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

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

BULLS LEAD – Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2018 Including Estimates for 190 Countries

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Milwaukee, WI, June 7, 2018 – 2017 was a good year for third-party logistics in the U.S. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. www.3PLogistics.com estimates that net revenues expanded 5% to $77.1 billion and gross revenues increased 10.5% to $184.3 billion.

Dedicated Leads the U.S. Third-Party Logistics Market
Tight carrier capacity pushed shippers to dedicated contract carriers in 2017. Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) revenues increased 10.2% over 2016 – significantly higher than its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% since 1995. Overall, U.S. third-party logistics (3PL) market revenues were up 10.5% to $184.3 billion.

Tight truck capacity and increasing truckload carrier rates are also driving overall growth in the Domestic Transportation Management 3PL segment. Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) gross revenues increased 16% over 2016 to $71.7 billion and net revenues were up 6.4% to $10.9 billion. The difference in growth rates reflects some gross profit margin compression due to quickly tightening truckload capacity in Q3 and Q4 of 2017, requiring freight brokers to pay rate increases to carriers faster than they can negotiate increases with shippers. With carrier supply and demand smoothing out somewhat, 2018 looks like a strong year. In Q1 2018, C.H. Robinson had increases of 14.9% and 10.1% in overall gross revenues and net revenues, respectively. C.H. Robinson accounts for approximately 14% of the DTM segment’s gross and net revenues.

International Transportation Management (ITM) is benefiting from tight air freight capacity due to the global growth in e-commerce and an overall strengthening of global economies. ITM gross revenues increased 10.5% in 2017. Net revenues, reflecting capacity pressure, increased 4.3%. However, Q1 2018 has seen better growth for Expeditors, Kuehne + Nagel and DHL. Expeditors’ gross revenue was up 9.7% and net revenue grew 9.9% in the U.S. Like other major ITM providers, Expeditors has tightened operations to improve gross margins.

While most 3PL providers are reporting tight warehouse capacity, Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) or Contract Logistics was the laggard in 2017. Gross revenue and net revenue increased 2.5% about 60% of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: https://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 62,000 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 17 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@3PLogistics.com.

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

Leverage Armstrong & Associates’ Expert Information Service to Boost Your Logistics Market Expertise

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Milwaukee, WI, May 31, 2018 – Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A’s) Expert Information Service is its premium market research and analysis offering. The Expert Information Service (EIS) includes access to A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide with coverage of over 570 third-party logistics (3PL) providers and all of A&A’s latest market research reports. Report topics range from U.S. and Global 3PL Market trends, to targeted reports on warehouse pricing, e-commerce logistics, the digital freight matching market, trucking in Mexico, and dedicated contract carriage.

A&A’s EIS is an annual subscription that currently includes the following 11 reports in addition to its online 3PL guide:

  1. E-Commerce Logistics in the United States
  2. First Wave Pick: The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2018
  3. Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2017 – Including Estimates for 190 Countries
  4. Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends and Analysis
  5. Digital Freight Matching: Capturing Technology-Base Efficiencies in the Trucking Industry
  6. Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships
  7. Right Price: Modern Freight Brokerage in the U.S.
  8. Dedicated Contract Carriage – The New Normal in Trucking
  9. Trucking in Mexico: Navigating the Opportunity
  10. Keep it Running: The Quintessential Spare Parts Logistics Report
  11. 3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs

EIS subscribers receive report updates, and new reports, as they become available during the annual subscription period. New reports will include A&A’s 3PL Market Analysis, Digital Freight Matching, Global E-Commerce Logistics, and 3PL/Customer Trends reports which will be available this year as part of the EIS subscription.

A&A’s “Who’s Who in Logistics” online 3PL guide is updated on an ongoing basis and includes profiles on more than 570 3PL providers. It allows users to search by certain parameters such as type of service, regions served, revenue, assets, and more. Search results can be exported Excel and 3PL provider profiles can be downloaded as PDFs. The guide also includes dynamically generated summary reports.

Lastly, EIS subscribers receive discounted phone consulting rates to answer questions regarding information in our reports, or other related topics.

A&A’s EIS subscription and other market research can be found at: https://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 62,000 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 17 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@3PLogistics.com.

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

Going the E‑Commerce “Extra Mile”—U.S. E‑Commerce Logistics Costs Hit $117.2 Billion in 2017, Driving the Fastest-Growing 3PL Segment

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MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 26, 2018—A report published Thursday by Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) estimates that e‑commerce logistics costs in the U.S. hit $117.2 billion—representing 6.9% of total U.S. logistics costs. The report, “E‑Commerce Logistics in the United States,” provides a deep‑dive into e‑commerce logistics in the U.S., with a focus on domestic and international transportation, warehousing and fulfillment, last‑mile delivery, and reverse logistics.

 E‑commerce retail is no longer a novelty—it’s the new normal. The industry has shown significant and sustained growth. In the last five years, we’ve seen a compound annual growth rate close to 15%, and the industry shows no sign of slowing down.

We can’t overemphasize the role logistics plays in e‑commerce retail. Providing two‑day delivery for a seemingly endless assortment of products is no small feat. E‑commerce as we know it would not be possible in the United States without our vast, efficient logistics infrastructure. Logistics networks are quickly growing and changing to meet the ever‑higher bar set by e‑commerce retailers.

The E-Commerce “Extra Mile”

We frequently talk about the “last mile” in logistics, the short but costly final leg of a product’s journey. E‑commerce retail has taken this concept a step further. The shift from brick‑and‑mortar to e‑commerce retail has resulted in a such a significant addition to the typical logistics journey for retail products that we think of this as e-commerce’s “extra mile.”

The well-traveled path from distribution center to store location is being replaced by a much more complex series of moves: from distribution centers to fulfillment centers to parcel hubs and sortation centers to last-mile delivery providers for residential delivery. As logistically complex product categories such as groceries and furniture make the shift to e‑commerce, the “extra mile” is only becoming more cumbersome and costly.

E‑commerce’s “extra mile” was previously traveled by someone else—the customer. E‑commerce retail has assumed an entire logistics step that had previously only existed on a very small scale. Logistics networks have undergone dramatic changes to accommodate e‑commerce, but the transformation is far from complete. We estimate U.S. e‑commerce logistics costs will grow at a rate of 18.8% through 2020.

About the Report

E‑Commerce Logistics in the United States” is for logistics providers, retailers, investors, and researchers who wish to understand the massive shift in logistics networks supporting e‑commerce retail. Readers will gain an in‑depth knowledge of e-commerce retail’s impact on domestic and international transportation, warehousing, last‑mile delivery, and reverse logistics; key logistics cost drivers; major challenges and innovative solutions; and services and technologies provided by leading third-party logistics providers.

Topics include:

  • E‑Commerce Logistics Costs and 3PL Revenues for 2017–2020E
  • E‑Commerce Networks, Transportation Logistics, and Domestic Transportation Management
  • The Last Mile
  • E‑Commerce Warehousing and Value‑Added Services
  • Cross‑Border E‑Commerce Logistics and International Transportation Management
  • E‑Commerce Reverse Logistics

Logistics providers, retailers, and technology providers are rapidly innovating to create tomorrow’s e‑commerce landscape. Ten “Focus On” sections provide case studies or analyses of emerging topics, including:

  • Amazon Logistics (including our estimates for Amazon’s total inbound, outbound, and fulfillment costs)
  • Same‑Day Grocery Delivery
  • Value‑Added Warehousing and Distribution Services for Beauty Products and High‑End Apparel
  • Shifting International Logistics Networks and the Global Impact of E‑Commerce on Fast Fashion
  • Seasonality Trends in Cross-Border E‑Commerce Logistics

E‑Commerce Logistics in the United States” is available for purchase from Armstrong & Associates (https://www.3plogistics.com/product/e-commerce-logistics-united-states/) or complimentary for A&A Expert Information Service subscribers (https://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 (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become an internationally recognized key information resource for 3PL market research and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of its continued work in supporting its mission, A&A’s 3PL market estimates are the most often cited in securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs, media articles and trade publications. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 59,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s research complements its consulting activities by providing a continually updated detailed database 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 17 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

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

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

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Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Industry Leader Nikhil Sathe Tapped to Lead Armstrong & Associates’ M&A Advisory Practice

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Milwaukee, WI, March 13, 2018 – Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com is pleased to welcome Nikhil Sathe as the Managing Director of its Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice. Nikhil will collaborate with clients to strategically create value for their companies. Nikhil brings a wealth of 3PL knowledge and experience to A&A as a CFO for third-party logistics providers over the past 16 years and with over 30 years of experience in logistics and transportation. With his experience, Nikhil is recognized as a supply chain management thought leader and is a regular speaker at major industry events. As a financial expert with extensive M&A, Operational, P&L, and Turnaround/Restructuring experience, Nikhil has helped organizations maximize their Enterprise Value (EV).

Under Nikhil’s leadership, Armstrong & Associates’ M&A Advisory focus will broaden to include Turnarounds, Restructuring, Staging, Recapitalization, and Capital Raising engagements in addition to its traditional Buy/Sell side and Operational Due Diligence advisory work. According to Nikhil, “A&A has a market-leading reputation in the transportation and logistics industry and with the investment community. I am looking forward to working with its team in driving A&A to a new level of prominence in the M&A advisory space.” Evan Armstrong, President of A&A commented, “We are very happy to have Nikhil join our team and anticipate significant growth in our M&A advisory practice. A&A now has the bench to tackle M&A work requiring in-depth financial and operational expertise.”

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 information resource for 3PL market research and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of its continued work in supporting its mission, A&A’s 3PL market estimates are the most often cited in securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs, media articles and trade publications. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 59,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s research complements its consulting activities by providing a continually updated detailed database 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 17 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Nikhil Sathe at +1-416-997-9300, or email Nikhil@3PLogistics.com.
Evan Armstrong at +1-608-268-5860, or email Evan@3PLogistics.com.

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

Armstrong & Associates Hosts the Sixth Annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago, Illinois

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

Milwaukee, WI., February 22, 2018 – On October 16-18, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the sixth annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago, Illinois. The 3PL Value Creation Summit is a distinct strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the future of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage.

Through a combination of insightful executive panels, market intelligence, and thought leadership, the 3PL Value Creation Summit takes an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational and financial aspects of the global 3PL industry. The summit will analyze the most important industry trends (such as value-added services, recent mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, and innovative technologies and automation) in an interactive and fully engaged way.

The 3PL Value Creation Summit offers up a strong platform for executives to network, learn, and exchange business knowledge and experience. It is your chance to position your company to be a provider of cutting-edge solutions which enhance your customers’ supply chain flexibility and agility, while boosting bottom lines.

Comments from past attendees:

 “This is definitely a Who’s Who within the world of transportation and logistics.  Very informative and insightful. Interesting to hear comments from other leaders that are thinking about similar issues and trends.”

“This was a very well organized and informative conference.”

“The conference was a strong gathering of industry executives in an informal setting for the sharing of ideas.”

The 3PL Value Creation Summit will be held October 16-18, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Downtown – Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. If you would like to become a speaker or sponsor at the event, or for more information about the event, please contact cheri@3plogistics.com. For further event details or to register, please visit http://www.3plogistics.com/event/3pl-value-creation-chicago18/.

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 46,000 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 19 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

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

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

2018 Benchmarking Costs, Prices, and Practices for North American Warehousing Available in a New Report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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Milwaukee, WI, February 1, 2018 –Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) www.3PLogistics.com estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2017 was $148.7 billion. Commercial warehousing accounted for $68.6 billion. The Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) market segment was $39.1 billion in 2016 and is estimated at $40.5 billion for 2017.

To track the most up-to-date costs, pricing, and practices in North American warehousing, A&A collected information from over 500 contract warehousing operations, almost 400 contract customers, and 100 public warehousing operations. The results are published in a report released today, “First Wave Pick: The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2018, Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices.” The report is the latest in A&A’s series of Warehousing studies, which have been instrumental resources to the industry for over 15 years. In addition to market estimates, warehousing operators and customers of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) will find extensive guidelines for pricing, including e-commerce rates. “First Wave Pick” also includes a list of A&A’s Top 50 North American VAWD 3PLs, capability and technology benchmarks, contract length data, and market rental and vacancy rates.

Top 50 North American VAWD 3PLs
A&A’s Top 50 North American VAWD 3PL list—representing 3,827 facilities and 829 million square feet of warehousing space—includes data on leading 3PLs, including number of warehouses, total space, warehouse and value-added service capabilities, and warehouse management system (WMS) deployment. A&A estimates that there are 9,000 U.S. commercial warehousing facilities of size with 1.9 billion square feet of space. The Top 50 have an average of 77 warehouses. The average size is 216,593 square feet.

Benchmarking Costs and Prices
Operating margins, both expected and actual, have fallen since A&A’s previous studies. Market competition and customer sophistication are two driving forces. Pricing, especially in light of scope creep, is always a challenge. A&A’s Transactional Pricing Guidelines, included in the report, are guidelines for handling charges, storage per month by number of turns, rates for pallets high/deep, costs per square foot, racking costs, inventory turn discounts, per-hour labor rates, and transactional charges. Operating margin benchmarks are also provided. Benchmarks are split, where applicable, by warehouse type (contract, VAWD 3PL, or public), size, and commodities handled.

E-commerce
North American e-commerce logistics revenues were $9.5 billion in 2016, and A&A anticipates that number will double by 2020. E-commerce is changing the landscape of 3PL warehousing, amplifying the effects of nearly every major trend—a tight labor market, adoption of new technologies, increased rents, low vacancy rates, increasing capacity, and new development. In addition to e-commerce logistics costs, 3PL revenue, and growth rates, “First Wave Pick” includes, for the first time, e-commerce fulfillment benchmark rates.

This market size and benchmarking data is only available from A&A, and will be a valuable desktop reference. The complete report and other A&A research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/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 information resource for 3PL market research and consulting.

A&A’s mission is to have leading proprietary supply chain knowledge and market research not available anywhere else. As proof of its continued work in supporting its mission, A&A’s 3PL market estimates are the most often cited in securities filings by publicly traded 3PLs, media articles and trade publications. In addition, A&A’s email newsletter currently has over 46,000 subscribers globally.

A&A’s research complements its consulting activities by providing a continually updated detailed database 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 17 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

For more information, please contact:
Dick Armstrong at +1-608-873-2110, or email Dick@3PLogistics.com.
Evan Armstrong at +1-608-268-5860, or email Evan@3PLogistics.com.

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

E-Commerce and Continued Outsourcing Expand Armstrong & Associates’ Who’s Who in Logistics 3PL Guide to 553 Third-Party Logistics Providers

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WEST ALLIS, WI, October 24, 2017 – 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 of 553 companies. Companies surveyed cover Global Supply Chain Managers (GSCMs) to freight brokers, specialized/niche 3PLs, 3PL subsidiaries within larger 3PLs, as well as regional divisions of GSCMs. The latest 3PL profile additions include: Bolt Express, Conestoga Cold Storage, Ekol Logistics, Groupe CAT, Grupo Logista, ID Logistics Group, KAG Logistics, MegaCorp Logistics, Nolan Transportation Group, Ottawa Logistics, Preferred Freezer Services, SEKO Logistics and United States Cold Storage.

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.

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 https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. The 3PL Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service subscribers https://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 (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 42,000 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 17 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

E-Commerce and Continued Outsourcing are Fueling Global Third-Party Logistics Market Growth Driving 3PL Revenues to Over $1.1 Trillion by 2022

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WEST ALLIS, WI, October 5, 2017 – As an expansion of our annual third-party logistics market analysis released this past June, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) has developed global logistics cost and third-party logistics (3PL) revenue estimates with projections through fiscal year 2022. Our global 3PL market estimates cover seven major regions comprising 190 countries.

In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022. Global logistics costs were $8.2 trillion in 2016 and should surpass $11.1 trillion in 2022. Globally, the Asia Pacific region is the largest logistics market accounting for 39% of total global logistics costs and 38% of total global 3PL revenues.

In addition to global 3PL revenue and logistics spend estimates covering years 2010-2022, A&A’s “Global and Regional Infrastructure, Logistics Costs, and Third-Party Logistics Market Trends and Analysis” also covers: infrastructure’s role with a focus on Brazil, India and China; Fortune 500 Global 3PL revenues and growth by industry; e-commerce logistics costs, 3PL revenues and growth rates; 3PL market segment revenues by country and region; and logistics spend by country and region and by mode and function. Global “Top 3PL” lists are also included.

The complete report, complimentary for a limited time, and other A&A market research can be found at: https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/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 42,000 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 17 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@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 Hosts Highest Caliber of Global Executive 3PL Participants at One Event

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

WEST ALLIS, Wis., July 27th, 2017 – On October 24-26th, Armstrong & Associates in partnership with Infocast is hosting the fifth annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event boasts 55 executive participants from leading 3PLs, investment, and innovation companies.

The 3PL Value Creation Summit is a distinct strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators gather to assess the future outlook of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation to forge competitive advantage. Through a combination of insightful executive panels, market intelligence, and thought leadership, the event takes an unparalleled deep-dive into the operational and financial aspects of the global 3PL industry. The summit will analyze the most important industry trends (such as value-added services, recent mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, and innovative technologies and automation) in an interactive and fully engaged way.

The 3PL Value Creation Summit offers up a strong platform for executives to network, learn, and exchange business knowledge and experience. It is your chance to position your company to be a provider of cutting-edge solutions which enhance your customers’ supply chain flexibility and agility while boosting bottom lines.

This year’s summit features the new and expanded topics of Ask the Experts (sponsored by project44), Innovation in the Americas, and Warehouse Pricing Best Practices for Increased Profitability. It offers a prodigious line up of participants from DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel, C.H. Robinson, GEODIS, Yusen Logistics, CJ Logistics, FedEx Supply Chain, Coyote Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, GlobalTranz Enterprises, and more. Sponsors include MercuryGate International, project44, Bringg, MP Objects, GlobalTranz Enterprises, 3GTMS, Nulogy, Fetch Robotics, and Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc.

The 3PL Value Creation Summit will be held October 24-26th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at University Center in Chicago, Illinois. 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://infocastinc.com/event/3pl-value-creation/.


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 42,000 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 17 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

ABOUT INFOCAST
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Website: www.3PLogistics.com

Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for 2017 Including Estimates for 190 Countries

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WEST ALLIS, WI, June 15, 2017 – For third-party logistics in the U.S., 2016 was a mediocre year. Third-Party Logistics (3PL) net revenues grew 2.1% over 2015 to $73.5 billion. Overall gross revenues increased 3.5% expanding the total U.S. 3PL market to $166.8 billion.

Big M&A deals changed third-party logistics from mid-2014 through 2015. In 2016, the pace slackened significantly. The biggest deal was FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express in the second quarter. Other big deals were DSV’s acquisition of UTi Worldwide in January and HNA Group’s purchase of Ingram Micro for $6 billion.

In 2016, the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) segment increased 5.3% in gross revenue and 7% in net revenue as Domestic Transportation Management 3PLs (DTMs) tightened up operations in an effort to compensate for ample truck capacity. International Transportation Management (ITM), which had strong growth 10 years ago, grew 2.6% in gross revenue, but net revenue fell 1.9%. ITM, like DTM, was negatively impacted by too much air and ocean capacity in the market. Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) grew 3.5%. Segment leader, Ryder, was up 14%. Value-Added Warehousing and Distribution (VAWD) increased 1.9% on tight capacity and warehouse utilization.

Global 3PL revenues reached $802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020. We’ve expanded our global 3PL market estimates to seven major regions comprising 190 countries. Total and segment 3PL revenues and logistics spend by key countries and regions are included.

The complete report and other A&A market research can be found at: https://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 42,000 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 17 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.
Amy St. Peter at +1-414-545-3838, or email Amy@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

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

WEST ALLIS, Wis., May 18, 2017—Ninety percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions, according to a new report just released by Armstrong & Associates.

Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships – 2017,” an update to the company’s best-selling 2013 report, quantifies major trends in 3PL customer relationships. Armstrong & Associates has been tracking these relationships for more than a decade. The report findings are based on analysis of more than 7,200 current 3PL customer relationships in 41 countries—representing nearly 20,000 services.

Market sizing for Domestic and Global Fortune 3PL revenues is included in the report. 3PL revenues are also available for nine major industry segments. Key 3PL services are detailed, as are capabilities for seven leading 3PLs. Regional and country level trends—a new addition to this year’s report—are also analyzed.

Fortune 1,000 3PL revenues, which, at $132.8 billion, account for just under 80% of the U.S. 3PL market, are estimated for nine major industry segments. In 2016, the 3PL revenues for the Retailing and Technological industries dominated, representing $32.4 billion and $30.6 billion, respectively. Global Fortune 500 3PL revenues, reaching $273.8 billion in 2016, are led by the Technological and Automotive industries, accounting for $77.2 billion and $52.5 billion, respectively. The report includes 3PL revenues by industry for both Domestic and Global Fortune companies for the years 2008–2016, along with 2017 and 2018 estimates.

In addition to an analysis of 3PL use by Domestic Fortune 1,000 and Global Fortune 500 companies, the report details the type and number of 3PL services customers tend to use. 3PL customers use an average of 2.77 services per 3PL relationship—often a combination of Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, and/or Value-Added services. Further analysis shows the most requested services for each of the nine industry segments included.

Profiles are included for seven 3PL leaders serving customers in the Automotive, Retailing, Technological, and Food and Groceries industries.

New to this year’s report is an analysis of 3PL service and industry trends for three major regions (North America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA). Although transportation management services rank high in all regions, 3PLs in the Asia-Pacific region provide shippers with a significant number of international services and serve the greatest proportion of Retailing and Technological customers. EMEA-based 3PLs provide a greater proportion of warehousing, value-added, and integrated solutions, and have a high rate of Automotive industry customers.

For the first time, the breadth of data available allowed for a deep-dive into 3PL relationships in seven countries: China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil. For each country, services and relationships by industry vertical are benchmarked against global and regional averages.

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 in different geographies.  Our analysis includes industry 3PL spend and growth estimates for years 2008 through 2018E for the Fortune 1000 Domestic and 500 Global.  We have also expanded our vertical industry subsegment analysis and 3PL services segmentations and analysis.”

The complete report is available from Armstrong & Associates at https://www.3plogistics.com/product/trends-3plcustomer-relationships-2017/

 

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 40,000 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 17 closed investment transactions, and provided advice to numerous companies looking to benchmark existing 3PL operations or outsource logistics functions.

 

For more information, please contact:
Haley O’Donnell at +1-414-545-3838, or email haley@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

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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.

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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

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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 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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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: https://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.

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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

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 https://www.3plogistics.com/product-category/guides-market-research-reports/. The 3PL Guide subscription comes as a standard benefit for Expert Information Service subscribers https://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


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