THE CHANGING FACE OF 3RD PARTY LOGISTICS

SUBTITLE: THE THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS (3PL) INDUSTRY IS UNDERGOING A HUGE TRANSITION. CURRENTLY COMPETING IN A HIGHLY FRAGMENTED, HIGH GROWTH MARKET, 3PL PROVIDERS WILL SOON BE SWEPT UP IN A MASSIVE WAVE OF CONSOLIDATIONS. THIS TREND WILL BE DRIVEN BY THREE FACTORS: THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR LEAD LOGISTICS PROVIDERS, THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TECHNOLOLGY, AND AN INCREASE IN CASH-RICH BUYERS SEEKING LOGISTICS TARGETS. SHIPPERS NEED TO START SCRUTINIZING THEIR 3PLS AND DECIDE HOW WELL THESE PROVIDERS ARE POSITIONED TO SURVIVE IN THE NEW ERA.

Language

  • English

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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Contracting; Logistics
  • Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00949564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University, Evanston
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2003 12:00AM