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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide


This Magic Quadrant evaluates third-party logistics providers' abilities to be global preferred providers. Supply chain leaders in logistics can use this research to better evaluate these 3PLs and their capabilities when selecting the right set of providers to meet their global logistics needs.

Published: 03 May 2018

ID: G00350946

Analyst(s): Greg Aimi , James Lisica, David Gonzalez , Courtney Rogerson

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Target Audience and Corresponding Participants

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Agility
    • APL Logistics
    • BollorĂ© Logistics
    • CEVA Logistics
    • Damco
    • DB Schenker
    • DHL
    • DSV
    • Expeditors
    • GEODIS
    • Kuehne + Nagel
    • Pantos Logistics
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • XPO Logistics
    • Yusen Logistics
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Honorable Mentions

Evaluation Criteria

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


  • Increased Dependency on Outsourcing Requires a Different Operating Model
  • Defining a "Good" Global Preferred Logistics Provider

Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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