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The market for third party logistics service providers is expected to continue to grow,as shippers look for new and innovative ways to reduce their costs, shed non-core competencies and improve their competitive positions.

This creates new opportunities for shippers working with a third party logistics provider, but can also bring challenges.

Key challenges facing the third party logistics service provider include:

The Asia Opportunity — Do you know how to leverage the huge Asia opportunity? China and Asia present unique challenges as the region shifts from being the world’s factory floor to a booming global marketplace. Learn more about Asia supply chain excellence.

Achieving Profitable Growth — Targeting specific industries and geographies, business expansion with current 3PL clients and offering high value services are important strategies for profitable growth.

Improving Operating Margins — Standardizing processes and solutions by customer segment, managing scope and achieving optimal pricing to sell value, not costs, are just a few of the opportunities for logistics service providers to improve operating margins.

Maintaining Operational Excellence– Logistics service providers are striving to apply lean practices in all operations and are looking to align for organizational effectiveness and use organizational design, change management, training and mentorship to achieve maximum performance.

Driving Competitive Differentiation — Leading 3PLs need to develop value-based relationships supported by solution innovation and speed to enable supply chain performance to become a true differentiator for the customer.

Optimizing Portfolio Design — Logistics service providers can get caught in the trap of expectation of service delivery that is not supported by the people, processes and technologies needed to cope with changing customer needs.

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