2023 3PL Study

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2023 3PL Study

This year shippers and 3PLs are going back-to-basics to reset and rebalance supply chains

The past year shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have experienced disruption on a global scale, as the 2023 27th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows both shippers and 3PLs going back-to-basics to reset and rebalance supply chains. Both groups have experienced strained shipper-3PL relationships as they address ongoing disruption, strategic misalignments and labor challenges.

This prestigious report is the longest running and most detailed look at the current state of logistics outsourcing globally. It investigates leading trends and takes a deep dive into how supply chain organizations and 3PLs can collaborate to drive value. Each year, the study selects special topics that warrant closer examination. The following special topics were included in the 2023 3PL Study:

  • Getting Back-to-Basics for Supply Chain Professionals
  • Understanding the Talent Crisis
  • Tapping into the Potential of Reverse Logistics
  • Maturity of ESG
  • Rebalancing Underway
  • Continued Demand for Cold Chain
  • Technology as the Differentiator
  • The Driver and Maintenance Technician Shortage
The findings highlight the trends and challenges supply chain leaders will have to reconcile in the coming years.

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