Mergers, acquisitions and consolidation are driving the 3PL industry
Supply Chain Management Review - 03/27/2017
In terms of short-term impacts the CEOs noted many companies that made acquisitions had already become much more diverse in their service offerings. They also reported that more intense price competition had emerged in many markets. Some respondents expressed concerns that Amazon might choose to participate in the consolidation movement by acquiring 3PLs and by doing so would become a formidable competitor in the 3PL space. One downside of the consolidation movement was noted—many companies that acquired other 3PLs are predictably experiencing significant post-acquisition systems integration problems.