Who’s Who In Logistics Expands to Top 200 3PLs: Rates Major Firms

CHICAGO, IL – The leading publication on contract logistics has added key new features. Ratings of 3PL/4PL capabilities, strengths and weaknesses, a quick evaluation matrix and more expert analysis are all part of the new “Who’s Who In Logistics? Armstrong’s Guide to Global Supply Chain Management.” The new quick evaluation matrix includes information on the top 200 logistics companies. The new edition of this comprehensive guide to global contract logistics contains detailed information on new American, European and Asian 3PL/4PLs. Detailed company information includes contacts and personnel, IT capabilities, logistics services offered, major customers and case studies.

The new guide covers the continued consolidation in third-party logistics. Important moves have been made by TPG, Deutsche Post, TNT, Exel, Ryder and other major players to expand their market shares. Leading American 3PLs continue to be targets.

IT systems have grown as key tools in the 4PL/LLP globalization kits. Modern IT capabilities are increasing as a major reason for outsourcing logistics functions. Supply chain management with optimization, order management, warehouse management and internet-based global track and trace are now necessary tools for global managers. The guide rates and explains systems for each 3PL/4PL.

Need industry summary information for the latest year? Key analysis and trends are presented for Armstrong’s core group of 40 key U.S. based 3PLs. These 3PLs handled nearly 60% of U.S. contract logistics business. Summaries of the number of employees, units in dedicated contract carriage and market focus and service by country are given.

“We have attempted to make our guide the leading source of contract logistics information,” said Richard Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. “By significantly expanding the international sections, we have made it much easier for people to find 3PLs and 4PLs who can do the job. When we get the Internet version operating this summer, we will also have a premium tool for those who need day-to-day updates.”

The 10th edition of “Who’s Who In Logistics?” is published in two volumes. The guide has over 500 pages. It sells for $495 (hard copy only) or $995 (hard copy and MS-Access™ database).

About Armstrong & Associates: Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management consulting firm specializing in market research, mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing. Armstrong & Associates also publishes “Who’s Who In eCommerce Fulfillment? Armstrong’s Guide to eFulfillment Services Providers.”

For more information, contact: Richard Armstrong (800) 525-3915 or e-mail Dick@3PLogistics.com.

Source: Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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