Managed Transportation Services

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The Managed Transportation Market Research Study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and a select group of countries.

Is Managed Transportation the Fastest Growing 3PL Service Line?

In a managed transportation service (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute their moves for them.  In other words, instead of the shipper having internal planners plan and execute moves, those planners are employed by the MTS supplier, but work on the shipper’s behalf.  In this study, market shares and market size are based on the management fees and gainshare arrangements associated with the Freight Under Management.

Some analysts covering the 3PL market are reporting the organic growth in the 3PL market is less than one percent.  Many large 3PLs are only able to show growth based upon acquisitions.  In contrast, the growth in the managed transportation market is much higher.

Growth in this market is driven by a variety of factors:  a robust ROI associated with managed transportation arrangements, a decision by shippers to focus on their core competencies and outsource activities that are not core, an improved ability on the part of 3PLs to serve smaller shippers, and several other factors as well.

But there are shippers that are reluctant to embrace managed transportation.  Among some, there is the fear that service level failures could put their business at risk. Other have decided to improve transportation operations by implementing a transportation management system.

Managed Transportation Services Strategic Issues

Managed Transportation Market TrendsDifferent suppliers approach this market in very different ways.  Indeed, there are very different business models: 

  • Are different strategies required for 3PLs based on their business model for MTS?
  • How is newer, real-time visibility technology impacting this market?
  • How will new Uber style freight solutions impact this market?
  • Which suppliers are capable of global solutions, rather than regional ones?

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Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
China No No
India No No

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Managed Transportation Services Worldwide Market Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • End User Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Customer Freight Spend
    • < $5 Million
    • $5-25 Million
    • $25-100 Million
    • >30 $100 Million
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Household & Personal Goods
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Retail

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Managed Transportation Services Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Customer Freight Spend
    • < $5 Million
    • $5-25 Million
    • $25-100 Million
    • >30 $100 Million
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Chemical
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Household & Personal Goods
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Medical Products
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Retail

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Managed Transportation Services Regional Market Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast and Histories

  • Market Forecast and History by Country
  • Market Forecast and History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

Contact us for the countries available for this study.