The global logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 6.54% during the period 2017-2021.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global logistics market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sales of logistics services to various industries that include manufacturing, consumer goods, F&B, automotive, and others. There are three major logistics model under global logistics, namely, second-party logistics (2PL), third-party logistics (3PL), and fourth-party logistics (4PL). The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One trend in market is dominance of integrated service providers. The logistics market is witnessing the development of integrators. The market is characterized by vendors that are engaged in providing either non-asset-type or asset-type services. However, integrators are a combination of both non-asset-type and asset-type providers.
According to the report, one driver in market is cost reduction through 3PL. Building infrastructure for logistics is a capital-extensive process, and the investment is blocked for a long time. Therefore, logistics services are outsourced by various companies to reduce operational costs. Outsourcing logistics and other supply chain related services of their operations to 3PL providers allows companies to improve the efficiency of their business by focusing on their core competencies.
In addition, shippers achieve high savings by avoiding expenses related to vehicles, warehousing, and machinery. 3PL providers also offer value-added services (VAS) to the SCM needs of shippers by customizing services as per their requirements. Hence, the shipper can partly outsource the logistics needs and carry out the remaining in-house functions.