BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Germany-- Information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc., has recognized DB Schenker Contract Logistics as a ‘leader’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL) report .
DB Schenker was one of the four named 3PL leaders included as part of the ‘Leaders’ magic quadrant, selected among a pool of twelve evaluated global service providers.
“Leaders show strength in ability to execute and completeness of vision, which includes their understanding of the market and customers' needs. Compared with their competitors, they offer a broader set of integrated services across significant global regions. They score better on providing customers with continuous improvement and innovation, and provide specialized solutions within particular industry segments. They also demonstrate excellence in operations, customer service and responsiveness,” said the Gartner report.
“We believe our strong position in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner is confirmation of our progress and efforts to become one of the world´s leading providers of logistics services and deliver customer value through a good structured growth strategy, reliable solution execution and devoted logistics experts,” says Robert Walpole, Head of Logistics / Supply Chain Management Development for DB Schenker Logistics.
Gartner produces independent research and market analysis reports, which are later used by thousands of companies and government agencies worldwide. This year, for the first time Gartner evaluated global third party logistics providers, based on those companies’ capabilities of “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.
Evaluation criteria like customer experience, sales execution and pricing, market responsiveness, service offerings and executions, innovation, market understanding etc. positioned the 3PLs in four different quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, Niche Players.