out of China. In March 2011, Caterpillar announced that it might sell
its non-Caterpillar logistics business. There have been no takers to
date because of the difficulty of separating existing operations.
As a leading European contract logistics company,
Wincanton provides services across the supply
chain. It is a market leader in food distribution for UK retailers,
chilled consolidation, fuel product distribution and automated
warehousing. Additional services include multi-temperature and
time-critical distribution via tankers of food and non-food products,
including petroleum. It also is involved in commercial vehicle fleet
management. More than 60 percent of Wincanton’s revenue is
derived from the UK and Ireland.
GENCO is one of the largest value-added 3PLs in
North America. It has a series of niche solutions
heavily integrated with specialized IT applications. Basic services
are contract logistics; reverse logistics; product liquidation (via its
GENCO Marketplace); pharmaceutical services; damage research;
transportation logistics, including a large parcel negotiation/audit
operation; and government logistics and operations support.
GENCO ATC dominates the reverse logistics area, which provides about 40 percent of the company’s revenue. There is a heavy
emphasis on integrating Six Sigma/Lean Logistics and sustainability
initiatives. IT applications include the leading return logistics software program, voice tasking, RFID, robotics, optical real-time location system, pick/put-to-light, and hydrogen fuel-cell-powered
forklifts all supported by a R&D technology learning center.
GENCO ATC is a technological generation ahead of most value-added warehousing and distribution 3PLs. The provider has a host
of “A” level operations in all its value-added specializations.
The company’s acquisition of ATC strengthened its dominance
in reverse logistics. ATC had been one of the highest-quality and
most profitable value-added warehousing and distribution 3PLs.
Kintetsu World Express
Kintetsu’s largest operations within its global network
are in Japan and China, with more than 100 offices in
each of those countries. Forty-four percent of its business is airfreight-based. Ocean and logistics business accounts for 42 percent. KWE has
a host of strategic joint ventures and affiliated companies. Its verticals
are high-tech, automotive, healthcare and others. It has 138 logistics
warehouses outside Japan, with 6. 4 million square feet (warehouse
space in Japan is more than 2. 6 million square feet). Fifty-eight of those
warehouses are in China. KWE handles about 870,000 metric tons of
airfreight and 465,000 TEUs of ocean freight annually. KWE listens to
the “Voice of the Customer” and promotes long-term collaborative
business partnerships. It’s a quality management success story.
Pantos Logistics has a full set of tools, including air
and ocean freight forwarding, rail and road transportation in Korea, warehousing, customs, and express transportation. (DCC assets are only in South Korea.)
Customers include Korean-based companies like LG and internationals like Philips.
Pantos is a good international supply chain manager with a large
freight forwarding base (1.5 million TEUs and 330,000 airfreight
metric tons). It recently opened a second logistics center at Korea’s
Inchon International Airport, reportedly the world’s fourth-largest
cargo airport by volume in 2010. Published accounts suggest that
Pantos could become the largest logistics business in the airport’s
Maersk is the world’s largest container line, and it
and parent A.P. Moller have been financially strong,
Damco has marketed its new brand aggressively. In June 2011, it
sold off its Gilbert West Coast apparel operations to NFI. In August
2011, it acquired a new operation in China, New Times Transportation, and opened a container freight station/cross-dock warehouse
IMPERIAL Logistics is one of five divisions of Imperial Holdings Limited and contributed 31 percent of
its total revenue in 2010. IMPERIAL Logistics has two divisions:
Southern Africa, which is 70 percent of total logistics revenue, and
International, which is 30 percent. These two divisions combined
generated $2.3bn in revenue in its FY2010 with nearly 19,000
IMPERIAL Logistics continues to grow these business divisions
via acquisition. The major industries served are automotive, chemicals, FMCG/retail, engineering/construction, and packaging.
IMPERIAL Logistics International is headquartered in Germany
and its business units include: Panopa Logistik, Neska, Imperial
Reederei Gruppe, and Brouwer Shipping and Chartering.
Penske Logistics is a major automotive logistics
player. For example, it is Ford’s lead logistics
provider and provides significant services for General Motors,
Daimler and tier-one suppliers. Penske Logistics is one of five
major automotive 3PLs with more than $400m per year in automotive logistics revenues. It has made significant strides in leveraging its automotive experience to other verticals. Major wins
include: Steelcase, PPG, Wawa, Mission Foods, Samsung, Sony,
Merck, Eaton and Emerson.
Penske Logistics is a master of inbound supply chain management,
cross-docking, sequencing, just-in-time support and dedicated contract carriage. Penske’s legacy in DCC goes back to Leaseway, which
was a major innovator in transportation and logistics. Leaseway was a
founder of DCC in the late 1970s. Penske provides Cardinal Health
with 700 tractors in DCC. For Wawa stores on the East Coast, it uses 38-
foot trailers for deliveries to 575 stores. Penske logistics is divided into
three regional groups. As a result, DCC, value-added warehousing
and distribution, and transportation management are often overlap-