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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America


This Magic Quadrant evaluates the top third-party logistics providers in North America. Supply chain leaders can use this research to better understand these 3PLs and their capabilities when choosing the set of providers to partner with for their logistics outsourcing needs in the region.

Published: 02 May 2017

ID: G00314616

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi , Courtney Rogerson

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Using the Magic Quadrant in Logistics Outsourcing Initiatives

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Ceva Logistics
    • C.H. Robinson
    • DHL Supply Chain
    • DSV
    • Expeditors
    • FedEx Supply Chain
    • Geodis
    • Ingram Micro Commerce and Fulfillment Solutions
    • Kenco
    • Kuehne + Nagel
    • NFI
    • Odyssey
    • Penske Logistics
    • Ryder
    • Schneider
    • syncreon
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • XPO Logistics
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Honorable Mentions

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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


  • Setting the Baseline
  • A Logistics Industry in Transition
  • Defining the Core Components of a Good North American 3PL

Market Overview

  • Facts and Figures

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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