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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America


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

Published: 08 May 2019

ID: G00332501

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
    • Americold
    • C.H. Robinson
    • CEVA Logistics
    • DHL Supply Chain
    • Expeditors
    • FedEx Supply Chain
    • GEODIS
    • Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services
    • Kenco
    • Kuehne + Nagel
    • NFI
    • Odyssey
    • Penske Logistics
    • Radial
    • Ryder
    • Schneider
    • TQL
    • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
    • XPO
  • 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


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

Market Overview

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
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