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Increased M&A Activity in the Logistics Industry Presents Opportunities and Risks for Customers

Published: 22 October 2015

ID: G00289989

Analyst(s): James Lisica, David Gonzalez , Lisa Callinan, Greg Aimi


The last two years have seen a spike in both size and quantity of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics industry. Logistics leaders should use this research to capitalize on the benefits as well as mitigate the risks that this market trend may pose.

Table Of Contents



  • The 3PL Sector Applies Service Segmentation to Satisfy Variable Customer Demand
    • Balancing Between Big and Small: Scale + Standardization Versus Expertise + Customization
  • Build Versus Buy? Buy Is the Overwhelming Trend for 3PLs
  • Shifting Global Market Influences Have Driven 3PLs to Seek Growth Beyond Europe and North America

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