Top 100 3PL Providers Questionnaire

Each year, Inbound Logistics surveys the market to determine which third-party logistics providers best fit our readers’ needs.

Use this online form to add your company to our survey database, or to update existing information. The data collected here will be used to build the Top 100 3PL Providers list in our July 2014 issue, and serve as the basis for our 3PL Decision Support Tool.

 
[required]Company Name
 
[required]Company Street Address
 
[required]City, State, Zip
 
[required]Sales Phone
( )   -
 
[required]Sales Email
 
[required]Company URL
 
Company Twitter Address
 
[required]Is the company:
Asset-based
Non-asset-based
Both
 
[required]Geographic Coverage (please check all that apply)
Asia
Southeast Asia (Including India)
Middle East/ North Africa
Eastern Europe/Russia
Europe
South America/Central America
North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
U.S. only
 
[required]Average Customer Size
Small companies
Mid-sized companies
Large companies
All sizes
 
Prior Year's Revenue From Logistics Activities (US$ estimated). This information is not for publication or release in any fashion. It is for evaluation use only.
 
[required]Certifications (please check all that apply)
AIB
C-TPAT
ICCA Responsible Care
ISO
Lean
Minority-owned Business
Six Sigma
SmartWay
Woman-owned Business
None
Other:
 
[required]Markets Served (please check all that apply)
Manufacturing (all kinds)
Retail
Wholesale
e-Business
Services/Government
Transportation (includes 3PLs, warehousing, carriers, international trade)
 
[required]Vertical Specializations (please check all that apply)
Aerospace
Agriculture
Apparel & Textiles
Automotive
Chemicals
Construction & Building Materials
Consumer Packaged Goods
Electronics
Renewable Energy
Food & Beverage
Furniture
Grocery
Healthcare
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Trade Show
None
 
[required]Logistics Services & Capabilities (please check all that apply)
Lead Logistics Provider/4th-Party Logistics
Integrated Logistics
JIT
Global Trade Services
Inbound Logistics
Logistics Process Reengineering
Payment Auditing/Processing
Inventory Management
Vendor Management
Shared Services (co-locating, collaborative distribution, etc.)
None
 
[required]Warehousing Services & Capabilities (please check all that apply)
Pick/Pack, Subassembly
Crossdocking
DC Management
Site Selection
Transloading
Vendor Managed Inventory
Fulfillment
None
 
[required]Transportation Services & Capabilities (please check all that apply)
Small Package
Air Cargo
LTL
Truckload
Intermodal
Ocean
Rail
Bulk
Dedicated Contract Carriage
Fleet Acquisition
Equipment/Drivers
Final Mile
None
 
[required]Special Services (please check all that apply)
Direct to Store
Direct to Home
Foreign Trade Zone
Import/Export/Customs
Reverse Logistics/Product Lifecycle Management
Marketing/Customer Service
Global Expansion - Sourcing/Selling
Security Analysis
Contingency/Crisis Planning
Logistics/Transportation Consulting
Labor Management
Sustainability/Green Logistics
None
 
[required]Technology/Web Services & Capabilities (please check all that apply)
Cloud-based Solutions (broadly)
Customer Relationship Management/Supplier Relationship Management
EDI
ERP
Freight Payment/Claims/Auditing
Global Trade Management
Optimization
Predictive Analytics
Sustainability
TMS
Visibility
Wireless/RFID
WMS
None

The following questions will be used for our 3PL Perspectives market roundup. This information is strictly confidential and for research purposes only.
 
OPTIONAL - Please provide the names of up to 3 customers:
 
OPTIONAL - Please list any customer awards you have received in the past year:
 
[required]SALES: During your last measurement period were sales generally up or down? Your best guess as to how much?
20%+
+15%
+10%
+5%
0%
-5%
-10%+
 
[required]PROFITS: During your last measurement period were profits up or down? Your best guess as to how much?
20%+
+15%
+10%
+5%
0%
-5%
-10%+
 
[required]CUSTOMERS: During your last measurement period did your customer base grow or shrink? Your best guess as to how much?
20%+
+15%
+10%
+5%
0%
-5%
-10%+
 
[required]To what do you attribute this growth or decline? Note whether SALES, PROFITS, or CUSTOMERS. (input field is open-ended so take as much space as you need)
 
OPTIONAL - Please list any companies you have recently acquired:
 
What macro trends are having the greatest impact on your business?
 
[required]What are the most important challenges 3PLs face today? (please check all that apply)
Capacity
Contingency Planning/Risk Management
Corporate Social Responsibility (including Sustainability)
Finding/Retaining Customers
Finding, Training, Retaining Qualified Labor
Global Coverage
Making a Profit
Meeting Customer Service Requirements
Regulations
Rising Operational Costs
Technology Investment
Other:
 
[required]What strategies are shippers and 3PLs using to manage current challenges - check all applicable.
4PL/LLP Partnerships
Alternative Sourcing Strategies
Co-locating, Collaborative Distribution
DC Network Optimization and Realignment
Demand-driven Logistics
Intermodal Transportation
Managed Technology Services
Nearshoring or Reshoring
Supply Chain Decentralization
Total Landed Cost Analysis
Transloading
None Of The Above
Other:
 
[required]Should customers generally partner with one 3PL or more than one?
Just One
More than One
It Depends
 
[required]Submitter's Name: (these fields are not for publication)
 
[required]Your Company:
 
[required]Your Phone:
( )   - Ext.
 
[required]Your Email:
 
[required]Your Address:
 
[required]Your City:
 
State:
 
 
Zip:
 
Additional Comments:

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