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DB Schenker positioned as a 2016 Leader in the 3rd Party Logistics Industry

The world's leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc., recognizes DB Schenker as a Leader in the logistics industry.

In the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL), Worldwide” report (by Greg Aimi, James Lisica, David Gonzalez, Courtney Rogerson), DB Schenker was positioned the highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders quadrant.

Gartner produces independent research and market analysis reports, which are later used by thousands of companies and government agencies worldwide. In the Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, Gartner evaluated global third party logistics providers, based on those companies’ capabilities of “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.

“We believe our position as furthest along the ability to execute axis in the leaders quadrant confirms our progress and efforts to become the world´s leading provider of first class logistics services and deliver customer value: Not only via top notch high quality services, but also through pro-actively identifying and implementing step-changing innovative solutions in our logistics operations,” says Tom Schmitt, Board Member Contract Logistics at DB Schenker.

CIO and Chief Digital Officer Markus Sontheimer adds: “We owe our placement as a leader in the field of innovation to our strong cooperation with customers and science institutes. Together we are accelerating the digital transformation of the logistics processes and working on innovative solutions that prepare us to face the competition of the future. Our driver is to generate customer value.”

As per the Gartner report, “Leaders rate well on the highly weighted criteria of execution and vision. This means the leading providers have extensive service offerings and infrastructure to make them available across an expansive global territory. They understand the market and customer needs and translate those into well-executed service offerings. They are formidable at logistics execution across the service lines and run highly professional, very large logistics businesses. Leaders also have well-structured strategies and business models to continue to expand their capabilities, regional coverage and industry specialization. They invest in mechanisms and capabilities to advance the art of logistics in the industry. Leaders are trusted and relied on by many of the largest global corporations to help them execute worldwide commerce.“

The full “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL) report” can be viewed by Gartner subscribers under:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, Greg Aimi, James Lisica, David Gonzalez, Courtney Rogerson, 02 May 2016