The winners for this year's eft North American 3PL Awards were announced and celebrated at a reception during the eft 12th Annual North American 3PL Summit
Each year the eft 3PL Awards aim to recognise those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The nominees are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, and the winners are then voted on and decided by North American 3PL customers - the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers everyday.
As such, these awards take on a special significance, and the winners can feel confident in the knowledge that their customers have chosen them as best-of-breed partners in supply chain excellence.
The awards reception was hosted by eft, and included senior management from the winning 3PLs, the nominees and their customers, all there to celebrate the finalists and winners. Representatives from over 30 major 3PLs, as well as Heads of Supply Chain for major 3PL users, were in attendance.
“It’s an important year for the 3PL awards,” said Chris Saynor, CEO of eft. “The increasing commoditization of 3PLs, in North America and other markets, is putting 3PL-customer relationships under significant pressure. The finalists, chosen by our judging panel, represent companies who are successful in negotiating the fine line between protecting profits and fostering healthy, longterm, vested relationships in the fight against commoditisation. As always, it’s an honour to preside over these awards, which are here to help customer voices be heard.”
Winners of the eft North American 3PL Awards 2014
Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains: UPS
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: APL Logistics, DHL-Exel, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo Worldwide, Neovia, Penske, UPS, Universal
Best 3PL for Chemical, HazMat, Oil & Gas Supply Chains: LMS
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: A&R Logistics, Agility Logistics, BDP, Chemlogix, Crane Worldwide, Jacobson, LMS Logistics, Odyssey Logistics & Technology
Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains: Genco
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: C.H. Robinson, DHL-Exel, Genco, Jacobson, Kane is Able, OHL, Transplace, Unyson Logistics - a Hub Group Company, UPS
Best 3PL for Fresh Food Supply Chains: Americold
Runner-Up: Total Quality Logistics
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: Americold, Lineage Logistics, C.H. Robinson, Preferred Freezer Services, Saddle Creek, Total Quality Logistics, Transplace
Best 3PL for Industrial Supply Chains: Genco
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: BNSF Logistics, CEVA, DB Schenker, GENCO, LeanLogistics, Neovia, UPS
Best 3PL for Pharma/Lifesciences/Healthcare Supply Chains: UPS
Runner-Up: Kuehne + Nagel
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: Cardinal Logistics/Greatwide Logistics, Catalent, DHL-Exel, Kuehne + Nagel, MD Logistics, UPS, UTi,
Best 3PL for Retail Supply Chains: Total Quality Logistics
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: Damco, DHL-Exel, GENCO, Total Quality Logistics, Transplace, UPS, XPO Logistics
Best 3PL for Sustainability Supply Chains: UPS
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: Alliance Shippers, Expeditors, GENCO, Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Ryder, Transplace, UPS, XPO Logistics
Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics: UPS
2014 Shortlisted Finalists: Arvato, DB Schenker, FedEx SCS, Kuehne + Nagel, ODW Logistics, Menlo, New Breed Logistics, Panalpina, Ryder, syncreon, UPS
Best 3PL for eCommerce as open vote: Genco
Runner-Up: UPS & TQL
Visit www.3PLsummit.com/awards for further information, the full judging panel, and pictures.
eft is looking forward to next year's 3PL Summit & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for June 2015, where the 3PLs who best lead their customers to new heights in the year ahead will be recognised.
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