The North American Third-Party Logistics Industry in 2006: The Provider CEO Perspective

This article discusses the results of the 2006 survey of Third-Party Logistics Industry CEOs. Issues they were asked about include key marketplace dynamics, service offerings, changing customer requirements and the current status of the industry and its prospects. Twenty-two of 25 companies approached completed questionnaires on the Web. Annual revenues for their North America operations were submitted by 10 companies. Estimates suggest that this group generated well in excess of $25 billion in revenues in North America. Company and industry profitability are also examined, and reports are given. Additional survey data are presented on mergers and acquisitions, managing customer relationships, and differentiating a company in the marketplace. This need is driven by customers' perception that the third-party logistics industry is becoming a commodity where providers are not easily distinguishable among themselves. Other topics include fourth-party logistics services, RFID technology, and prospects for the future. International services are the most commonly cited area of potential growth.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2007 12:44PM