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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers


This Magic Quadrant charts the progress of the largest global third-party logistics providers as they strive to meet changing customer demand. Companies can use this research to better understand 3PLs and their capabilities when evaluating and selecting a set of providers to meet their needs.

Published: 14 March 2013

ID: G00236375

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi, James Lisica

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Agility
    • Ceva
    • Damco
    • DB Schenker
    • DHL
    • DSV
    • Expeditors
    • Kuehne + Nagel
    • Pantos Logistics
    • SDV
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • UTi
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


  • Outsourcing on the Rise in the Midst of Overall Portfolio Reduction

Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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