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Global 4PL Market - Procurement Intelligence Report - Product Image

Global 4PL Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

  • ID: 4808376
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 108 pages
  • SpendEdge
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  • Accenture
  • CEVA.
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post
  • UPS
  • XPO
  • MORE
There is a strong demand for 4PL service among buyers across the e-commerce industry. The global e-commerce logistics market is expected to grow over USD 80 billion during the forecast period. This will have a positive impact on the growth of the global 4PL market size.

Covered in this report

The report provides actionable insights to improve source-to-contract cycle performance in the Global 4PL Market. It helps sourcing professionals formulate better category strategies, enhance savings, understand supplier and market challenges, and implement sourcing best practices.

This report, Global 4PL Market, provides up-to-date information about market shifts and potential risks, as well as in-depth knowledge of products and services, which can help in planning and in executing category management activities. It focuses on the cost-saving aspects of procurement and on providing insights that can lead to the optimization of category spend.

Category driver
  • The rise in competition among organizations.
Category management strategy
  • Engage with service providers that ensure that their in-house and third-party partners offer consistency in meeting their delivery timelines.
Procurement best practices
  • Negotiate on the power of control.
Key questions answered in this report
  • What are the market dynamics?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What are the category growth drivers?
  • What are the constraints on category growth?
  • Who are the suppliers in this market?
  • What are the demand-supply shifts?
  • What are the major category requirements?
  • What are the procurement best practices in this market?
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  • Accenture
  • CEVA.
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post
  • UPS
  • XPO
  • MORE
PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights
  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers
PART 03: Category Pricing Insights
  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing
PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities
  • Supplier-side levers
  • Buyer-side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies
PART 05: Best Practices
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices
PART 06: Category Ecosystem
  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyer power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem
PART 07: Category Management Strategy
  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management
PART 08: Category Management Enablers
  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers
PART 09: Suppliers Selection
  • RFx essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics
PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage
  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Accenture
  • Profile: Deloitte
  • Profile: Deutsche Post
  • Profile: XPO
  • Profile: UPS
  • Profile: CEVA
PART 11: US Market Insights
  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks
PART 12: Category Definition
  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map
PART 13: Appendix
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  • Accenture
  • CEVA.
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post
  • UPS
  • XPO
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The following companies are recognised as the key suppliers in the Global 4PL Category – Procurement Market Intelligence Report: Accenture, Deloitte, Deutsche Post, XPO, UPS, and CEVA.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “One of the procurement best practices for buyers is to evaluate technological capabilities of service providers”.

According to the report, one of the key growth contributors to the global 4PL market is the growth of the global e-commerce logistics market.

Further, the report states that one of the key category management strategies for the buyers in the global 4PL market is to engage with service providers that offer a transparent pricing structure that has no or minimal hidden charges.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains actionable insights to improve source-to-contract cycle performance in addition to a PESTLE analysis.
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  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post
  • XPO
  • UPS
  • CEVA.
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