Gartner Research

Market Guide for European 3PL Service Providers

Published: 12 March 2018

ID: G00345881

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez

Summary

The European third-party logistics service provider market is growing and the outlook is buoyant. Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics in Europe should use this Market Guide to leverage regional 3PL providers' capabilities, services, skills and innovation.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • When Is a 3PL Not a 3PL?
  • Market Description
    • Asset- or Non-Asset-Based 3PL — Does It Really Matter?

Market Direction

  • Competition and Commoditization Constrain 3PLs in Europe
    • Increasing Competition — Everyone Wants to Be a 3PL
    • Commoditization — A Self-Made 3PL Constraint

Market Analysis

  • European 3PL Market Categorized in Four Groups
    • Rise of the Specialists
    • Next-Generation 3PLs

Representative Vendors

  • Market Introduction

Market Recommendations

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client