Gartner Research

Global Third-Party Logistics Selection Guidance, 2018

Published: 07 May 2018

ID: G00350881

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


For companies seeking a preferred global 3PL provider, there are many criteria that impact the selection. Supply chain leaders can use this research to help identify the right candidates among service providers based on their span of services, geographic availability and industry specialization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges
  • Overall Outsourcing Approach and Strategy for Provider Selection


  • Ensure Your Provider of Choice Operates Your Required Services in the Regions You Need Them
    • Recommendations:
  • Evaluate How Much Presence, People and Infrastructure Each Provider Has in the Regions You Will Need Their Services
    • Recommendations:
  • Weigh Each Provider's Investment and Support for Industry-Specific Expertise and Solutions
    • Recommendations:

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