Commentary: 3PL Survey Offers Insight for Distributors
Product DetailsResults from the 2008 3PL Provider CEO Perspective"surveys were presented recently at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference in Denver. The findings offer some interesting parallels to what distributors are experiencing.
Incorporating insights from 20 CEOs in North America, 10 in Europe and nine in the Asia-Pacific region, this year's research showed some of the lowest industry revenue projections in the history of the surveys. Sponsored by Penske Logistics, the surveys found the "greening"of supply chains and the 3PL industry, as well as continued pricing pressures among the top industry trends, and cited rising fuel prices and a slow-growth economy as key challenges facing the industry. A trend toward reverse globalization was also ...