Supply Chain Analytics Becomes More Important

Extracted 05OCT2011 from

Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The report reveals that already 51% of 3PLs provide supply chain consultancy services. However, only 11% of companies are getting supply chain consultancy services from 3PLs. The full report as well as the joint media release with the key findings can be downloaded from

Third-party logistics providers, or 3PLs, such as Panalpina are increasingly applying Supply Chain Analytics methodologies. Sophisticated assessment tools and benchmarking applications are used to compare individual supply chain performance to a wider set of industry peers. The objective is to provide customers with value-added services and strategic guidance in regards to supply chain design and execution.