Friday, August 16, 2013

Top 3rd Party Logistics Providers Named

For the fifth straight year, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group has been recognized as one of the best-equipped industry providers, after being named among the top 100 third-party logistics (3PL) providers in 2013 by a trade magazine.

The editors of Inbound Logistics say they selected Crowley, along with the other honorees, from hundreds of candidates, based on ability to offer diverse operational capabilities, scalability and experience to meet unique supply chain and logistics needs.

Among the other West Coast-based companies that made this year’s list were Crowley Logistics of Seattle, Honolulu’s Matson Logistics, Northern California-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics and the Los Angeles area company Performance Team.

“This honor is a testament to the diligence and dedication our employees show every day to differentiate our company in the marketplace as a unique logistics and liner shipping provider,” Frank Larkin, Crowley’s senior vice president and logistics general manager, said.

Inbound Logistics says it selects the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research and comparing the data to readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges.

“How a logistics solutions provider enables scalability for its customers is a key factor in the editors’ Top 100 3PL selection process,” the magazine’s editor, Felecia Stratton, explained. “3PLs must produce direct savings for customers by optimizing the transport network, reducing inventory-to-sales ratios, or advancing the order-to-cash cycle. But it’s just as important for a logistics partner to act as a business change agent, driving their customers’ ability to match demand for their products more closely to supply, aligning enterprise operational performance to the larger economic trend.”

The full list of 100 3PL companies can be seen at