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21st Edition of Leading Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Guide is Released

WEST ALLIS, Wis., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 21st edition of the leading third-party logistics providers guide, Who's Who in Logistics, has just been released. The new edition, in two volumes – The Americas and International, has been expanded with in-depth profiles of 377 3PLs.

Argol Villanova Group, Grupo Porteo, S.A. de C.V., ProTrans International Inc. and XPO Logistics, Inc. are just a few of the 33 new 3PL profiles added to this year's guide.

Over 77% of the 3PLs profiled are private versus publicly traded companies. Who's Who in Logistics profiles individual 3PL financial information, key personnel, information technology, and service capabilities. In addition, editorial evaluations, case studies and important news events are reported. Information is presented in sufficient detail to allow companies to quickly evaluate providers for logistics outsourcing initiatives.

Global supply chain managers such as APL Logistics, C.H. Robinson, CEVA, DB Schenker, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo Worldwide, Panalpina, Ryder, UTi, and Yusen Logistics are covered extensively. In-depth profiles are also presented for continentally based major players GENCO, Jacobson, Kenco, Kerry, Mainfreight, Norbert Dentressangle, OHL, Toll, Werner and others. Important niche specialists like BNSF Logistics, Coyote Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, Freightquote, LMS, Luis Simoes, ModusLink, TQL, and Transplace are reviewed in detail.

"Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information," said Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates. "We are pleased at the increasing number of 3PLs being covered and the expansion of global coverage, especially in Asia. We are striving to continually build upon our goal of having information not available anywhere else. Over half, or 199, of the 3PL profiles highlight international providers. Each profile includes assessments of the 3PLs overall capabilities, strengths and weaknesses and identifies 3PLs with the requisite capabilities necessary to be classified as Tier 1 Global Supply Chain Managers. These providers have extensive IT capabilities, over 5,000 employees and provide service to 90% or more of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)."

The two volumes contain 2,047 pages of information. They are available as PDF file versions or via an Internet on-demand version as an annual subscription. Online subscribers also receive the PDF file versions of the guides with their annual subscription. For premium market information, companies often purchase our Expert Information Service (EIS) which includes an online guide subscription, our exclusive annual 3PL market analysis, our warehousing in North America report, our customers of 3PLs report as well as other market research reports and four hours of phone consulting for a discounted price.

The Who's Who in Logistics guides, EIS subscription and other market research reports can be purchased online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

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 publishes Who's Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – The Americas and Who's Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – International. Recent research papers include "Slow Dance – 2012 3PL Market Analysis and 2013 Predictions," "Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships" "3PL Brand Recognition, RFP Activity and Expected Profit Margins for 3PLs – 2013," "Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report," "The Business of Warehousing in North America – 2012 Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Costs, Prices and Practices," and "Dedicated Contract Carriage – New Life in a Mature Market."

Website: www.3PLogistics.com

SOURCE Armstrong & Associates, Inc.



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