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Each year, in its July issue, Inbound Logistics publishes the most definitive resource on third-party logistics and the outsourced logistics market. If you are already a subscriber, you know that we ask our readers which third-party logistics companies provide excellent service, and publish the results in the July 3PL issue.

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* Q1 - Your Job Title
* Q2 - Please match your function :
(check the best one)
 Corporate Management
 Supply Chain / Purchasing / Supply Management
 Transportation / Traffic Management
 Logistics / Distribution
 Operations
 Other:
*Q3 - Please Indicate Your Company Type :
(select best match)
 Manufacturer
 Retail/Wholesale/ECommerce
 Carrier/Transport Intermediary/3PL/Warehouse
 Services sector or Government
 Other:
* Q4 - Please indicate the services you recommend, specify, approve, or purchase :
(check all that apply)
 Air Freight Services
 Motor Freight Services (TL/LTL)
 Ocean, Ocean Intermodal
 Rail, Rail Intermodal
 Small Package, Final Mile, Expedited, Express
 Third Party Services (3PL), Contract Logistics
 Supply Chain Technology, Software/Systems
 Transportation Equipment
 Warehousing & DC Services
 Materials Handling Systems, Equipment, Forklifts
 Packaging/Labeling Systems
 Intl. Shipping Services, Freight Forwarding
 Fleet Operations, Dedicated Contract Carriers
 Site, Port or Facility Selection
 None (I never specify, evaluate, or manage, or manage those that specify, buy or manage any transport related  service, solution or product.)
 Other:
* Q5 - Your best guess on how much your company spent on transportation and related logistics services and technology in the last year:
 More Than $50 Million
 $10-$49 Million
 $1-$10 Million
 $100,000-$1 Million
 Less Than $100,000
*Q7 - Regions where your company has logistics partners.
(select all that apply)
 Asia
 Southeast Asia (Including India)
 Middle East/ North Africa
 Eastern Europe/Russia
 Europe
 South America
 North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
 U.S. only
 No Logistics Partners
* Q8 - How many people are at your location?
Q9 - Please list three third-party logistics companies that excel in meeting your needs.
* 3PL #1.
3PL #2.
3PL #3.
Q10 - Tell us why you think the 3PL companies you chose in the previous questions merit industry recognition.
Q11 - What are the most important challenges you face today (select all that apply)?
 Business Process Improvement
 Corporate Social Responsibility (including Sustainability)
 Cutting Transport Costs
 DC Network Optimization
 E-commerce
 Expanding to New Markets - Sourcing
 Expanding to New Markets - Selling
 Finding, Retaining, Training Qualified Labor
 Improving Customer Service
 Managing Big Data
 Managing Inventory
 Reducing Assets and/or Infrastructure
 Reducing Labor Costs
 Regulations, Security, and other Compliance Issues
 Risk Management/Contingency Planning
 Supply Chain Visibility
 Technology Strategy and Implementation
 Vendor Management
 Other:
Q12 - Which is a more important criterion for measuring 3PL performance:
 Price  Service
Q13 - What is the number one reason for a failed 3PL partnership?
 Poor Customer Service
 Cost
 More Competitive Options
 Loss of Control
 Cultural Dissimilarities
 Failed Expectations
 Other:
Q14 - Should companies generally partner with one 3PL or more than one?
 Just One
 More than One
 It Depends
Q15 - How many 3PLs do you use?

This concludes the questionnaire. To cast your vote use the "Vote For Your Logistics Provider" button at the bottom of this page.  Thank you.

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