The Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study examines the global outsourced marketplace and leading trends for shippers and 3PLs in the logistics industry. Each year Penske Logistics contributes to and sponsors this international study, which was initiated by Penn State University supply chain professor John Langley in the mid-nineties. Infosys Consulting also contributed to the 2018 report.
This year’s study shows the continuation of two trends: the importance of the relationship between shippers and 3PLs and of adapting to ever-changing technologies.
The study also shows an increase in the percentage of shippers seeking information technology services from 3PLs. Among the special topics included this year are blockchain, automation/digitization and the logistics talent revolution. Read the full report at 3plstudy.com.