ASSETBASED OR NONASSET BASED ABOUT THE 3PL RESPONDENTS
13% ASSET BASED
47% NON ASSET
3PL MARKET RESEARCH REPORT Our 17th annual 3PL market research report takes a deep-dish dive into the dynamics of logistics partnerships in 2022. 2022 INBOUND LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVES
Global 44 % North America 38 % U.S. only 19 %
Transport sector 93 % Retail 87 % Manufacturing 86 % Wholesale 80 % E-commerce 66 % Services 48 %
BY MERRILL DOUGLAS
Rampant ination, including high transportation costs. A tight labor market. Commodities shortages. Uncertainties tied to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. There seems to be no end to the obstacles ready to frustrate shippers as they work to serve their customers and make a prot. To clear those hurdles, shippers often form partnerships with third-party logistics (3PL) companies, outsourcing certain supply chain activities to experts with specialized resources. Inbound Logistics’ 17th annual 3PL Perspectives report shows that these partnerships constitute a popular strategy. A large majority of 3PLs in the survey tell us they have gained customers and seen revenues and prots climb in recent months. The 2022 3PL Perspectives report presents and analyzes data collected from 3PLs and shippers to describe how those partnerships work across a broad range of 3PL services. Once you’ve chewed on the results, have a look at the Top 100 3PLs for 2022 (page 96) to learn more about the service providers that help shippers build efcient and effective supply chain operations, whatever obstacles they may face.
Participants in this survey report in excess of $150 billion in gross sales in 2021. Several did not report revenue so the total is likely higher.
86 Inbound Logistics • July 2022
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