Annual Northeastern University third-party logistics survey finds economic conditions have created both problems and opportunities for 3PLs worldwide.

The 19th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers was conducted by Dr. Robert C. Lieb of Northeastern University and Dr. Kristin Lieb of Emerson College and is sponsored by Penske Logistics. The 31 respondents represented some of the world’s largest 3PLs, collectively generating some $45 billion in revenues in 2011.