Innovation is the name of the game in the minds of many CEOs these days, a key to revenue growth and margin expansion.
At the same time, survey after survey shows growing use of outsourcing/3PLs in logistics operations by shippers.
The key question: how does innovation and logistics outsourcing come together?

With that backdrop, Supply Chain Digest is launching a major study on innovation and 3PLs, looking to compare and contrast the perspectives of both shippers and third-party logistics providers

Key questions to be answered include:
  • What role should 3PLs really play in supply chain innovation?
  • How aggressive should  3PLs really be in developing process and technology innovation capabilities?
  • What are the barriers on both sides to enhanced innovation?
We will answer these questions and many more in this new study. We don't believe any previous survey has looked at 3PL innovation at this level of depth and from the perspectives of both shippers and providers.

Please Help Us with this Important Research and Brief Survey!
We would appreciate you taking this brief survey, with separate paths for shippers and 3PLS. In the near future, we will send all respondents a copy of the survey results aggregated across all respondents. We know you will find it valuable.

All responses are strictly confidential at a company and individual level. That means there will be no results reported/discussed/etc. at an individual company or respondent level. These results will be reported at an aggregate level across all respondents only. We guarantee it.

Please do not enter junk data! We would love for you to take this survey, but would really not want you to do if you are entering junk data. Please respect that.

Questions? Email us at

We would really, really appreciate your help. It will take you just a few minutes. This will be a very easy survey to take.

Dan Gilmore