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Third Party Logistics (3PL) - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts

  • ID: 2255360
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 1593 pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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The Third Party Logistics (3PL) market worldwide is projected to grow by US$495.6 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 7.1%. DTM, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays the potential to grow at over 7.4%. The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market. Poised to reach over US$577 Billion by the year 2025, DTM will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth.

Representing the developed world, the United States will maintain a 6.3% growth momentum. Within Europe, which continues to remain an important element in the world economy, Germany will add over US$14.2 Billion to the region's size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years. Over US$21.4 Billion worth of projected demand in the region will come from Rest of Europe markets. In Japan, DTM will reach a market size of US$17.7 Billion by the close of the analysis period. As the world’s second largest economy and the new game changer in global markets, China exhibits the potential to grow at 9.2% over the next couple of years and add approximately US$167.9 Billion in terms of addressable opportunity for the picking by aspiring businesses and their astute leaders. Presented in visually rich graphics are these and many more need-to-know quantitative data important in ensuring quality of strategy decisions, be it entry into new markets or allocation of resources within a portfolio. Several macroeconomic factors and internal market forces will shape growth and development of demand patterns in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. All research viewpoints presented are based on validated engagements from influencers in the market, whose opinions supersede all other research methodologies.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:
  • CEVA Logistics
  • C. H. Robinson
  • DACHSER SE
  • DB Schenker
  • DHL INTERNATIONAL GMBH
  • DSV Panalpina A/S
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • FM Logistic
  • GEODIS
  • Hitachi Transport System, Ltd.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
  • Kuehne + Nagel International AG
  • Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
  • Sinotrans Logistics Limited
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc
  • XPO Logistics, Inc.
  • Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.
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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW
An Prelude to Supply Chain Management
Concept of Logistics
Transportation Modes in Logistics
Different Fields of Logistics
Third Party Logistics (3PL): A Conceptual Definition

3.L Market: Services Overview
Advantages and Drawbacks of 3PL
Types of 3PL Providers
Categories of 3PL Providers

3.L Service Segments
Fourth Party Logistics (4PL): An Overview
Fifth Party Logistics (5PL)
Third Party Logistics (3PL): A Brief Industry Overview
EXHIBIT 1: Global 3PL Market by End-Use Sector (2020): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Automotive, and Other End-Uses
EXHIBIT 2: Global 3PL Market by Mode of Transport (2020): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Airways, Railways, Roadways, and Waterways
Complexity in Supply Chain Management Builds Fertile Environment for 3PL
Increasing Outsourcing of Logistics Operations Helps 3PL Market to Progress at Impressive Rate
The Rising Tide of B2B & B2C eCommerce Lifts One Boat Higher than the Others Third Party Logistics (3PL)
EXHIBIT 3: Global B2C & B2B Market for 2018-2024 (In US$ Billion)
Key Benefits Offered Drive Wider Adoption of 3PL
Access to Established Resource Network
Benefit from Proven Industry Expertise
Supply Chain Scalability & Flexibility
Better Cargo Turnover & Superior Distribution Efficiency
Better Inventory Management & Reduced Inventory
Cost Benefits
Focus on Core Business Operations
Domestic Transportation Management (DTM) Leads Service Segment
Roadways Remains Primary Transportation Mode
Manufacturing Commands Major Value Share of 3PL Market
Developing Regions Drive Future Growth of 3PL Market
EXHIBIT 4: World Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market: Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2018-2025
EXHIBIT 5: World Third Party Logistics (3PL) Market (2019 & 2025): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Developed and Developing Regions
Asia Pacific (incl. China) Remains Leading Revenue Contributor
Global Economic Outlook: GDP Growth and 3PL Industry
EXHIBIT 6: Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/Region for the Years 2018 through 2020
Competitive Landscape

3.L Providers Exploit Advanced Technology for Efficient Warehousing
M&A Activity Gathers Steam
Select Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Deals in the Global Logistics Market (2018-2019)
Globally Leading 3PL Providers: Customer Vertical and No. of Customer Relationships
EXHIBIT 7: Third Party Logistics (3PL) Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019
EXHIBIT 8: Ocean Freight Forwarding Volume Share of Top 10 Freight Forwarders (Global): 2019
EXHIBIT 9: Air Freight Forwarding Volume Share of Top 10 Freight Forwarders (Global): 2019
EXHIBIT 10: US 3PL Competitor Revenue Share (in %): 2019

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
CEVA Logistics (The Netherlands)
C. H. Robinson (USA)
DACHSER SE (Germany)
DB Schenker (Germany)
DHL INTERNATIONAL GMBH (Germany)
DSV Panalpina A/S (Denmark)
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (USA)
FedEx Corporation (USA)
FM Logistic (France)
GEODIS (France)
Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (Japan)
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (USA)
Kuehne + Nagel International AG (Switzerland)
Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Sinotrans (HK) Logistics Limited (Hong Kong)
UPS Supply Chain Solutions Inc (USA)
XPO Logistics, Inc. (USA)
Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (Japan)

3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Manufacturing Sector: Driving Force Behind 3PL Market Growth

3.L Assumes Critical Importance in Manufacturing Domain
Expanding Retail Industry Generates Significant Opportunities
Select Leading Retail Enterprises by Country: A Snapshot
EXHIBIT 11: Global Retail Sector by Product Category (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Clothing & Accessories, Diversified, FMCG, and Leisure Goods
eCommerce Emerge as New Growth Driver
EXHIBIT 12: Leading Retail E-Commerce Countries Worldwide: Ranked by Sales in US$ Billion for 2019
EXHIBIT 13: Global E-Commerce Market as a % of Retail Sales for the Period 2017-2023
Omni Channel Retailing Underpins Volume Growth for 3PL Services
EXHIBIT 14: Global Retail Omni-Channel Commerce Platform Market in US$ Million by Region/Country: 2019 & 2025
Automotive Logistics: A Lucrative End-Use Vertical
EXHIBIT 15: Global Passenger Car Sales (In Million Units) for the Years 2010 to 2024
EXHIBIT 16: Global Commercial Vehicles Sales in Thousand Units for 2010 to 2018
Transportation Services Drive Momentum
Procurement Logistics Resolve Inbound Transportation Needs
Distribution Logistics Simplify Outbound Movement of Products
Production Logistics for Diverse Logistics Needs of Modern Production Lines
Value Added Services Widen the Scope & Span of 3PL Market
Reverse Logistics: A High-Utility Value-Added Service
Multi Modal Transportation Finds Favor
Key Drivers of the 3PL Market
Globalization and Rising Trade
Expansion of eCommerce Industry
Increasing Focus on Core Competencies
Focus on Embracing Advanced Technology
Market Restraints
Lack of Manufacturer Control on Logistics Service
Manufacturer Reputation at Stake

3.L Providers Invest in IT Capabilities to Differentiate from Competition
Key Opportunities for Warehouse Operators to Leverage Technology
Warehouse Expansion vis-a-vis Labor Shortage
Mounting Pressure to Push Bottom Lines
eCommerce & Omni Channel Opportunity
Improving Customer Experience
Intense Competition from Amazon
Technology Tools Seek Wider Role in 3PL Domain
TMS Makes Its Way into 3PL Domain
WMS Gaining Traction in Warehouse Management
Cloud Technology Seeks to Expand Share in 3PL Technology Mix
BI Systems Take Center Stage
Big Data Emerges as New Focus Area
EXHIBIT 17: Global Adoption Rates (in %) of Big Data Technologies by Industry (2019)

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET ANALYSIS
GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
Market Overview
Market Analytics
CANADA
JAPAN
Market Overview
Market Analytics
CHINA
Chinese Logistics Scenario: A Brief Overview

3.L Market in China Evolves Over the Years
EXHIBIT 18: Chinese 3PL Market by Segment (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Freight Forwarding, Value Added Warehousing & Distribution, and Others
EXHIBIT 19: Chinese Value Added Logistics Market by Segment (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Delivery & Postal, Retail & Wholesale Distribution, Transportation, and Warehousing
eCommerce Instigates High Potential Opportunities
Market Analytics
EUROPE
Europe Remains a Key Market for 3PL
Market Analytics
FRANCE
GERMANY
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
SPAIN
RUSSIA
REST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
Market Overview
Market Analytics
AUSTRALIA
INDIA
Market Overview
Competitive Scenario
Market Analytics
SOUTH KOREA
REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA
ARGENTINA
BRAZIL
Brazil: Important Market in Latin America
Market Analytics
MEXICO
REST OF LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
IRAN
ISRAEL
SAUDI ARABIA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
REST OF MIDDLE EAST
AFRICA

IV. COMPETITION
Total Companies Profiled : 389 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 422)
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