Indian economic growth is creating demand for third party logistics (3PL) services in the country. High cost of logistics, growing dependence on 3PL services from automobiles and auto components sector is expected to drive the demand for 3PL sector in India. Cost reduction coupled with high productivity by electronics manufacturers boosts the 3PL market. 3PL providers need to customize their services and charge competitive rates to benefit from the retail boom in India.
The report begins with an introduction section, classifying the logistics sector into its three broad segments and highlighting the focus of the study. The evolution of the 3PL services is then projected. The 3PL workflow is also briefly highlighted. The change of functions based on logistics services is illustrated in the 3PL pyramid. Different types of 3PL providers are classified based on their functions. Advantages of outsourcing logistics services to third parties are also pointed out in this section.
Market overview section provides a brief snapshot of both global and domestic 3PL market. To begin with, it gives a brief overview of global third party logistics market followed by its market size & growth. Considering the gross logistics revenue of top 50 global 3PL players the share of different continents is also found out. Major players in global 3PL market are identified and share of top 10 global 3PL players is also given. Subsequently, a brief overview of Indian 3PL market followed by its market size & growth is projected. The segmentation of 3PL market is given. The current and expected share of 3PL in total logistics is also shown. The increase in share of local companies outsourcing logistics services is depicted with top five reasons for outsourcing. The share of 3PL service providers in India is found out here. Further the respective sectors are analyzed wherein the customer’s propensity to outsource activities is more. Demand for 3PL services from various sectors and from different regions along with their share are also identified in this section. 3PL market presence in India is also mapped here.
3PL – Shipper Relationship section mainly analyzes some survey results from 3PL and shipper respondents. The outsourced logistics services are identified and the spending on those services is depicted. Continent wise total logistics expenditures are analyzed and then the total logistics expenditures directed to outsourcing is also analyzed. Transportation and warehousing spending managed by third parties in those continents are also studied to find the global outsourcing spending pattern. Further the changes in the use of 3PL services globally are examined. The comprehensible 3PL – shipper relationship shows the shipper’s benefits from use of 3PL services. The necessary IT features for shippers & 3PL and remaining IT gap is identified. Thereafter the opportunities for shippers & 3PL in the merging market China, India, Brazil and Mexico are demonstrated.
Drivers & challenges section in the report provides a comprehensive set of factors which boosts and hinders the growth in the market. An analysis of the section brings forth the key drivers fueling growth in the market including economic growth, high cost of logistics in India, growth in consumer electronics and durables industry, growth in auto & auto components sector, growth in retail sector, phased implementation of VAT, and government infrastructure initiatives. While the challenges identified comprises infrastructure congestion, high inventory levels, lack of skilled manpower, and lack of trust and awareness.
Technology Adoption section in the report emphasizes the recent trends in the technology adopted and technology available in 3PL sector. Identification Technology including Barcode and RFID; Material Handling Technology including Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS) and Information directed System; Communication Technology including Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracking and Enterprise Applications including ERP, eBizNET – SC suite, Vin eRetail are explained in this section. Major IT vendors for 3PL Providers are then listed.
The competition section profiles the major players in 3PL market in India in details within the report which enables readers to get a clear picture of the current competitive scenario. The section lists the basic details of the players such as corporate information, business highlights and key members. The section also features financial analysis of key vendors which in turn provides us with the financial health of players.
Recent Transactions section of the report includes the deals and investments in 3PL companies in India over the period 2010 – 12.
The strategic recommendations section discusses the issues in 3PL market in India recommendations to overcome them. The requirements in India’s 3PL sector and the role of 3PL in corporate growth are given. Opportunities for domestic and foreign 3PL providers are also given in this section.
Slide 1: Executive summary
Slide 2: Logistics Sector Classification
Slide 3: Evolution of 3PL
Slide 4: 3PL Workflow
Slide 5: 3PL Pyramid
Slide 6: Types of 3PL Providers Based on their Functions
Slide 7: Advantages to Outsourcing Logistics Services to Third Parties
Slide 12: Market Overview – Global, Market Size & Growth (2010 and 11), Global 3PL Revenues (2011)
Slide 13: Major Players in Global 3PL Market
Slide 14: Market Overview – India, Market Size & Growth (2011, 12e, 13e, 14e, 15e and 16e), Share of 3PL in Total Logistics (2010 and 16e)
Slide 15: Increase in Share of Local Companies Outsourcing Services, Top 5 Reasons for Outsourcing Logistics Services
Slide 16: 3PL Market Presence in India
Slide 17-18: 3PL Market Insights
3PL – Shipper Relationship
Slide 19: Outsourced Logistics Services
Slide 20: Global Outsourcing Spending
Slide 21: Changes in Use of 3PL Services Globally
Slide 22: Shipper – 3PL Relationship
Slide 23: Necessary IT Features for Shipper & 3PL
Slide 24: Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Drivers & Challenges
Slide 25: Summary
Slide 26 - 33: Drivers
Slide 34- 37: Challenges
Slide 38: Competitive Advantage
Slide 39 - 40: Identification Technology
Slide 41: Material Handling Technology
Slide 42: Communication Technology
Slide 43 - 44: Enterprise Applications
Slide 45 - 46: Major IT Vendors catering to 3PL Providers
Slide 47: Organized 3PL Players in India - Segmentation
Slide 48: Major Public Companies – Summary
Slide 49 - 60: Major Public Players
Slide 61: Major Private Companies – Summary
Slide 62 – 96: Major Private Players
Slide 97 - 100: Other Major Players – Private Sector Companies
Slide 101: Transactions in 3PL Companies in India
Slide 102 - 104: Strategic Recommendations
Slide 105: Opportunities for Domestic and Foreign 3PL Providers
Slide 117: Appendix
Slide 118: Sources of Information