Important factors to shippers in global transportation and logistics industry 2016

This statistic shows the results of a global survey among logistics and supply chain executives which was carried out between spring and summer 2016, asking 3PLs and 4PLs about the most important factors in service providing. In that time period, some 38 percent of the shippers consider the shortest shipping time as one of the most important factors when providing a service.

3PL/4PL respondents' views on service providing in 2016, ranked by the most important factors to shippers

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Sources

Release date

2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

Spring to summer 2016

Number of respondents

342 respondents

Special properties

Logistics and supply chain executives and 3PLs executives

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Data is based on the answers from logistics and supply chain executives in North America (65 percent), Europe (16 percent), Asia Pacific (11), Africa (three percent), Australia (two percent), South America (two percent) and Caribbean (one percent). The survey was sent to shippers, as well as 3PL and 4PL providers.
About 21 percent of respondents were from the food and beverage industry, 17 percent from the automotive industry, 16 percent of respondents were from manufacturing, 15 percents were retailers and consumer product companies, eight percent were from the telecommunication, technology, internet and electronics industry, five percent from the utilities, energy and extraction industry, four percent were health care and pharmaceutical companies and 14 percent from other industries.
The source did not specify the age of the respondents.

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