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Each year the eyefortransport 3PL Awards aim to recognize those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The nominees are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, and the winners are then voted on and decided by North American 3PL customers - the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers everyday.
The awards reception was hosted by eyefortransport, and attended by senior management from the winning 3PLs, the nominees and hundreds of their customers. Representatives from over 40 major 3PLs, as well as Heads of Supply Chain for major 3PL users were in attendance.
“It’s a very exciting year for the 3PL awards,” said Katharine O’Reilly, the Executive Director of eyefortransport. “We’ve had a great voter response, and the competition in some categories is fierce. It’s clear that happy customers are really willing to support their best logistics partners. This represents a real sense of partnership in the industry, and reflects longer and more stable relationships that are a very positive trend.”
Winners of the eyefortransport North American 3PL Awards 2012
Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains:Linc Logistics
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: CEVA, CAT, DHL-Exel, LINC Logistics, Menlo, Ryder, Schenker, UTi
Best 3PL for Chemical/ HazMat/ Oil & Gas Supply Chains:Jacobson Companies
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: Agility, DHL-Exel, Jacobson Companies, Menlo, Odyssey, Penske, UTi
Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains:Transplace
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: APL Logistics, CH Robinson, DHL-Exel, DSC, GENCO, Jacobson Companies, Kuehne + Nagel, OHL, Transplace, UTi
Best 3PL for Fresh Food Supply Chains:CH Robinson
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: CEVA, CH Robinson, Transplace, Saddle Creek
Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chains:FedEx
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: DHL-Exel, FedEx, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo, UPS, UTi
Best 3PL for Industrial Supply Chain:UPS-SCS
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: CAT, DHL-Exel, LMS, Menlo, NFI, OHL, Penske, Ryder, UPS SCS, UTi
Best 3PL for Pharma/ Life Sciences/ Healthcare:DHL-Exel
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: DHL-Exel, Expeditors, FedEx, GENCO, Hub Group, UPS SCS, UTi
Best 3PL for Renewable Energy Supply Chains:BNSF Logistics
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: BNSF Logistics, CH Robinson, Schenker, UPS SCS
Best 3PL for Retail Supply Chains:Transplace
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: APL Logistics, CH Robinson, Damco, FedEx, GENCO, Kenco, Menlo, OHL, Transplace, UPS SCS
Best 3PL for Sustainable Supply Chains:UPS-SCS
2012 Shortlisted Finalists: CH Robinson, GENCO, Menlo, Transplace
Click here for further information, the full judging panel, and pictures.
eyefortransport is looking forward to next year's North American 3PL Summit & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for June 18th 2013, where the 3PLs who best lead their customers to new heights in the year ahead will be recognized. The European 3PL Awards will take place in Antwerp on Oct. 22, 2012.