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Fourth Party Logistics: Introduction

  • Fourth party logistics has a lot to offer in the management of dynamic logistics, inbound raw material supply, and demand driven logistics. 

Key Drivers of the Global Fourth Party Logistics Market

  • Increasing demand for an easy supply chain procedure from global manufacturers and distributors is driving growth of the fourth party logistics market. Rising demand for inbound logistic services from the manufacturing industry is also driving the market.
  • The global e-commerce market is growing at a fast pace. Companies are providing delivery services for small and large products. This process requires fourth party logistic companies, which is expected to drive their demand.
  • Companies are providing reduction in overall operating cost, improved customer service, and more flexibility, which is encouraging manufacturing units to opt for logistics vendors. 

Rising Demand from Consumer Electronics to Create New Market Opportunities

  • The consumer electronics market is growing at a significant pace at the global level. This factor is driving consumer electronics manufacturers to invest in fourth party logistics vendor companies to provide doorstep delivery services to consumers. It is thus expected to boost the market growth in the coming years. 

Changes in Regulations in Different Countries to Hamper the Global Fourth Party Logistics Market

  • Governments of different countries have their own policies related to logistics. This factor is creating issues for global companies. Furthermore, changes in custom duty and clearance policy is also expected to hinder market growth. 

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Asia Pacific the Dominant Market Set to Grow at a Higher Pace

  • Asia Pacific was the largest and fastest growing fourth party logistics market in 2018. Rising number of e-commerce companies in developing economies such as China and India is driving the market growth. Consumers tend to prefer to purchase products online and receive it at their doorstep. This consumer trend is boosting the fourth party logistics market.
  • North America accounted for a significant share in the fourth party logistics market. Key companies are operating their global business from this region. Thus, the presence of a large number of corporate companies in this region will work as a positive factor in the fourth party logistics market.

Key Players Operating in the Global Market

The global fourth party logistics market is fragmented in nature. Key market participants are signing strategic partnerships and taking strategic merger and acquisition decisions to increase their global market reach. Moreover, fourth party logistics companies are investing in infrastructure improvements to compete in the market. In 2019, Logistics Plus Inc. started its own distribution center to provide third and fourth party solutions to oil & gas as well as chemical companies. A few of the key players operating in the global fourth party logistics market are listed below:

  • Allyn International Services Inc.
  • CEVA Logistics AG
  • DB Schenker
  • Deutsche Post AG
  • GEFCO Group
  • Logistics Plus Inc.
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • XPO Logistics, Inc. 

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Global Fourth party logistics Market: Research Scope

Global Fourth party logistics Market, by Operational Module

  • Synergy Plus Operating Model
  • Solution Integrator Model
  • Industry Innovator Model

 Global Fourth party logistics Market, by Carrier Type

  • Common
  • Private

Global Fourth party logistics Market, by Application

  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Food & Beverage
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Retail
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Others (Government and Public Utilities, Fishing, etc.)

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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