The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Penske Logistics are looking for supply chain professionals to participate in their 2023 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study.
Now in its 27th year, the annual study investigates ways that shippers and 3PLs can collaborate to drive value in the supply chain. It also addresses the growth and development of the 3PL industry, what services 3PLs offer, and which services shippers use. Over the years, the study has taken a close look at the value that shippers attribute to their 3PL relationships. Additionally, the report does deep dives into important trends in the industry. For example, last year the survey took a close look at sustainability, the intelligent supply chain, cold chain, and the effects of COVID-19.
This year’s study topics include reverse logistics, talent management, back-to-basics, and contemporary issues. The survey is live at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCMP3PL2023 and will close on Wednesday, June 29.
In addition to the survey, the study draws from multiple streams of research conducted by the study’s team of academics and analysts. This team is led by C. John Langley Jr. from Penn State University, who helped start the study 27 years ago. The research team also conducts several in-depth workshops and interviews with leading executives.
The objective of the study is to look at the 3PL industry from both a user’s (or shipper’s) perspective and from a provider’s perspective. Researchers also talk to nonusers who do not currently use services from a 3PL. Last year, 51% of respondents were users, 43% were providers, and 6% were nonusers.
Your insights are welcomed, and your answers will be confidential. A complimentary copy will be available after it is released at the CSCMP EDGE 2022 Supply Chain Conference in September. The results will also be presented during one of the conference’s educational sessions. All prior studies can be accessed at no cost at www.3PLStudy.com.