(USGovernment-News.Com, April 18, 2019 ) Contract logistics is becoming essential for retailers owing to growing e-commerce worldwide. The companies are trying to achieve online and omnichannel strategies, thus, contract logistics is necessary for retailers. Contract logistics ensures the better online order fulfillment by managing the company’s inventory, packaging, tracking, transportation of goods, reporting & forecasting, and warehouse management. Many of the online retailers reported that free and fast shipping is the most important thing for customers.
Most of the buying is influenced by the demographics of the country such as the percentage of youth population indulging in e- commerce activity, the economy of the country, age group interested in e- commerce, and the level of awareness in the country. The categories the online shoppers most often purchase consist of electronics, apparel, accessories, and perfumes. Groceries, books, CDs, shopping for travel and entertainment are the things that are purchased online by customers globally. Fashion is currently the leading product category in many countries of the world, which is then followed by Electronics & Media.
Major players having significant market share are Deutsche Post AG, XPO Logistics Inc., Kuehne + Nagel International AG, CEVA Logistics AG, DB Schenker, Hitachi Transport System Ltd, Geodis, Neovia Logistics Services, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, and Ryder System.
Distribution management is a critical function involved in the supply chain that can lead to cost savings in the overall supply chain. An organized distribution network saves significant money for the businesses the costs to store them for longer times at the warehouses is eliminated. Inventory stored at warehouses incur costs to the businesses. Rent, interest payments, insurance taxes about the stock stored coupled with depreciation and obsolescence of the product add to the costs. The services offered by logistics firms add substantial value to the manufacturing companies.
The global contract logistics market has been segmented into four types namely by type, services, end- user, and geography. The market has been segmented on the basis of type into insourcing and outsourcing. Further the services segment is broken down by transportation, warehousing, packaging processes and solutions, distribution, production logistics, aftermarket logistics, and others. The contract logistics market has been further segmented on the basis of end- users into aerospace, automotive, consumer, high- tech, industrial, pharma & healthcare, retail, and others. Geographically the market is presently dominated by Asia Pacific region owing to the unprecedented growth of e- commerce sector in the region.
The contract logistics market report analyzes the current market scenario and forecasts the contract logistics market until 2025. The report covers market dynamics affecting the contract logistics market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the report analyzes the competitive scenario, geographic trends, and opportunities in the contract logistics market with respect to all geographic regions. The report also includes the detailed company profiles of the key players in the contract logistics market along with their market strategies. The report also provides value chain along with the SWOT analysis for all company profiled in the report.
The report focuses on an in-depth segmentation of the contract logistics market based on type, services, and end-user. The geographic segmentation of the report covers five major regions including; North Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South America (SA). The regional market has been further bifurcated by respective countries. By geography, Asia Pacific is accountable to hold the largest share in the contract logistics market in 2017, whereas Middle East & Africa is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The in-house management if the supply chain is difficult and costly as well, as the company needs to invest in staff, necessary technology, and locations. It also helps retailers to manage costs and effectively source raw materials and assure timely delivery of their products in the market.
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