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4PL Logistics Market

4PL Logistics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Synergy Plus Operating Model, Solution Integrator Model And Industry Innovator Model) And End User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Food & Beverages, Industrial, Healthcare, Retail), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2025-2031

Report ID : 1609 | Published : 2024-01-30 | Pages: 180 | Format: PDF/EXCEL

The Global 4PL Logistics Market Size is valued at 55.75 billion in 2023 and is predicted to reach 104.54 billion by the year 2031 at a 8.39% CAGR during the forecast period for 2023-2031.

Key Industry Insights & Findings from the Report:

  • The development of numerous manufacturers and regional logistics operators is fueling the need for an efficient supply chain management system, which in turn is driving the expansion of the market.
  • Growing interest in solution integrator models in the retail and food and beverage industries is propelling the 4PL-type market globally.
  • North America dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of global revenue in 2023.
  • The high risks of international shipping and problems with logistics control might slow the expansion of the fourth-party logistics market for the foreseeable future.

4pl logistics

Distribution network services are another name for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services. Logistics is the organization of collecting, storing, and transferring commodities to their destination. The need for fourth-party logistics has increased significantly over the last few years. For managing incoming raw materials, dynamic transportation, demand-driven logistics, and international incidental music, fourth-party logistics has a lot to offer. The key reasons behind the commercialization are the rising demand for inbound logistic services, mainly from the manufacturing sector, and the increasing need for straightforward logistical processes from distributors and manufacturers. Inbound logistics services are in great demand, notably from the industrial sector. Retailers and manufacturers also have an increasing need for simple logistics. These are the main elements fueling the market's expansion.

Additionally, many organizations provide enhanced customer service, adaptability, and total operation cost, which motivates companies to engage supply chain suppliers. The need for these services to deliver small and large products is rising due to the potential growth of the e-commerce industry, creating more lucrative chances for market expansion globally.

Furthermore, due to the rising demand for an efficient supply chain, the global 4PL logistics market is anticipated to expand. The 4PL supply chain is prevalent across many industries because it offers businesses straightforward supply chain operations. The exponential expansion of the electronic sector is advancing the sector. Companies that sell electronic goods are more likely to invest in supply chains run by third parties to offer doorstep delivery services to their clients. 

Recent Developments:

  • In March 2020-Kuehne + Nagel introduced a new digital supply chain platform. This platform can increase efficiency for customers in the global supply chain. Controlling the entire product life cycle, from sourcing, quality control, purchase order negotiation and management to commercial invoice release, buyer consolidation, transportation, and delivery, may increase supplier dependability and product availability.
  • In December 2020-With, Blue Yonder, a top supplier of digital supply chain platforms, and Uncover Group, a major retailer in Latin America and the Caribbean, will digitally alter their planning and fulfillment strategy. To support its expansion and streamline its planning and sourcing procedures, uncover chose Blue Yoder’s demand planning and fulfillment capabilities. 

Competitive Landscape:

Some of the 4PL Logistics market players are:

  • 4PL Group
  • 4PL Insights
  • Accenture Consulting
  • Allyn International Services, Inc
  • C.H Robinson Worldwide, Ltd
  • CEVA Logistics
  • DAMCO
  • DB Schenker
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post AG
  • GEFCO Group
  • Global4PL Supply Chain Service
  • Logistics Plus Inc.
  • Panalpina World Transport
  • United Parcel Service, Inc
  • XPO Logistics, Inc. 

Market Segmentation:

The 4PL Logistics market is segmented based on product and end user. Based on type, the market is segmented as synergy plus operating model, solution integrator model and industry innovator model. By end user, the 4PL Logistics market is segmented into aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer electronics, food & beverages, industrial, healthcare, retail and others.

Based On Type, The Solution Integrator Model Segment Is A Significant Contributor To The 4PL Logistics Market

The solution integrator model category will hold a major share of the global 4PL Logistics market in 2021. Integration of the solution provides more intelligent organizational operations by connecting disparate processes. As organizational complexity impacts an organization's capacity to compete and generate profit, businesses are beginning to recognize the significance of implementation. One of the main drivers of the expansion of the solution integrator market is the rising adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), rising breakthroughs in cloud technologies, and rising investments in decentralized information systems, including real-time process control and communications networks.

The Consumer Electronics Segment Witnessed Growth At A Rapid Rate

The consumer electronics segment is projected to grow rapidly in the global 4PL Logistics market. Consumer electronics manufacturers are investing in third-party transportation services to support customer doorstep delivery due to the consumer electronics sector's spectacular global growth. Some factors, including the changing lifestyles of the populace, the adoption of technologically advanced products, and increasing per capita income, can be used to explain the consumer electronics industry's spectacular rise., particularly in countries such as the US, Germany, the UK, China, and India.

The North America 4PL Logistics Market Holds A Significant Regional Revenue Share

The North America 4PL Logistics market is expected to register the highest market share in revenue soon. Because there are so many corporate businesses in North America, the market is expanding quickly. North America is using new technologies and techniques to address the rising demand for supply chain services. In addition, the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow rapidly in the global 4PL Logistics market. E-commerce is becoming increasingly well-liked in emerging nations, which has helped to create this enormous industry share. The sectors in developing countries like South Korea, India, Japan, and China are significantly responsible for their economies' expansion. These services are offered throughout the region by sizable businesses. The 4PL Logistics market growth is anticipated to be fueled by rising demand for a third-party supply chain from different online retailers.

Global 4PL Logistics Market Report Scope:

Report Attribute

Specifications

Market size value in 2023

USD 55.75 Bn

Revenue forecast in 2031

USD 104.54 Bn

Growth rate CAGR

CAGR of 8.39% from 2024 to 2031

Quantitative units

Representation of revenue in US$ Billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2031

Historic Year

2019 to 2023

Forecast Year

2024-2031

Report coverage

The forecast of revenue, the position of the company, the competitive market statistics, growth prospects, and trends

Segments covered

Product And End User

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico; The UK; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Southeast Asia; South Korea; Southeast Asia

Competitive Landscape

4PL Group, 4PL Insights, Accenture Consulting, Allyn International Services, Inc., C.H Robinson Worldwide, Ltd., CEVA Logistics, DAMCO, DB Schenker, Deloitte, Deutsche Post AG, GEFCO Group, Global4PL Supply Chain Services, Logistics Plus Inc., Panalpina World Transport, United Parcel Service, Inc., and XPO Logistics, Inc.

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Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope & Assumptions

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Global 4PL Logistics Market Snapshot

Chapter 4. Global 4PL Logistics Market Variables, Trends & Scope
4.1. Market Segmentation & Scope
4.2. Drivers
4.3. Challenges
4.4. Trends
4.5. Investment and Funding Analysis
4.6. Industry Analysis – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.7. Competitive Landscape & Market Share Analysis
4.8. Impact of Covid-19 Analysis

Chapter 5. Market Segmentation 1: by Product Type Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. by Product Type & Market Share, 2019 & 2031
5.2. Market Size (Value (US$ Mn) & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2019 to 2031 for the following by Product Type:

5.2.1. Synergy Plus Operating Model
5.2.2. Solution Integrator Model
5.2.3. Industry Innovator Model

Chapter 6. Market Segmentation 2: by End-users Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1. by End-users & Market Share, 2019 & 2031
6.2. Market Size (Value (US$ Mn) & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2019 to 2031 for the following by End-users:

6.2.1. Aerospace &Defense
6.2.2. Automotive
6.2.3. Consumer Electronics
6.2.4. Food & Beverages
6.2.5. Industrial
6.2.6. Healthcare
6.2.7. Retail
6.2.8. Others

Chapter 7. 4PL Logistics Market Segmentation 3: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

7.1. North America

7.1.1. North America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Product Type, 2024-2031
7.1.2. North America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by End-users, 2024-2031
7.1.3. North America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2024-2031

7.2. Europe

7.2.1. Europe 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Product Type, 2024-2031
7.2.2. Europe 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by End-users, 2024-2031
7.2.3. Europe 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2024-2031

7.3. Asia Pacific

7.3.1. Asia Pacific 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Product Type, 2024-2031
7.3.2. Asia Pacific 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by End-users, 2024-2031
7.3.3. Asia Pacific 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2024-2031

7.4. Latin America

7.4.1. Latin America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Product Type, 2024-2031
7.4.2. Latin America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by End-users, 2024-2031
7.4.3. Latin America 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2024-2031

7.5. Middle East & Africa

7.5.1. Middle East & Africa 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Product Type, 2024-2031
7.5.2. Middle East & Africa 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by End-users, 2024-2031
7.5.3. Middle East & Africa 4PL Logistics Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2024-2031

Chapter 8. Competitive Landscape

8.1. Major Mergers and Acquisitions/Strategic Alliances

8.2. Company Profiles


8.2.1. 4PL Group
8.2.2. 4PL Insights
8.2.3. Accenture Consulting
8.2.4. Allyn International Services, Inc
8.2.5. C.H Robinson Worldwide, Ltd
8.2.6. CEVA Logistics
8.2.7. DAMCO
8.2.8. DB Schenker
8.2.9. Deloitte
8.2.10. Deutsche Post AG
8.2.11. GEFCO Group
8.2.12. Global4PL Supply Chain Service
8.2.13. Logistics Plus Inc.
8.2.14. Panalpina World Transport
8.2.15. United Parcel Service, Inc
8.2.16. XPO Logistics, Inc.
8.2.17. Other Prominent Players

Segmentation of 4PL Logistics Market-

4PL Logistics Market By Type

  • Synergy Plus Operating Model
  • Solution Integrator Model
  • Industry Innovator Model

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4PL Logistics Market By End-User

  • Aerospace &Defense
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Others

4PL Logistics Market By Region-

North America-

  • The US
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Europe-

  • Germany
  • The UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific-

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America-

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

 Middle East & Africa-

  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

InsightAce Analytic follows a standard and comprehensive market research methodology focused on offering the most accurate and precise market insights. The methods followed for all our market research studies include three significant steps – primary research, secondary research, and data modeling and analysis - to derive the current market size and forecast it over the forecast period. In this study, these three steps were used iteratively to generate valid data points (minimum deviation), which were cross-validated through multiple approaches mentioned below in the data modeling section.

Through secondary research methods, information on the market under study, its peer, and the parent market was collected. This information was then entered into data models. The resulted data points and insights were then validated by primary participants.

Based on additional insights from these primary participants, more directional efforts were put into doing secondary research and optimize data models. This process was repeated till all data models used in the study produced similar results (with minimum deviation). This way, this iterative process was able to generate the most accurate market numbers and qualitative insights.

Secondary research

The secondary research sources that are typically mentioned to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings.
  • External and internal proprietary databases, regulatory databases, and relevant patent analysis
  • Statistical databases, National government documents, and market reports
  • Press releases, news articles, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market

The paid sources for secondary research like Factiva, OneSource, Hoovers, and Statista

Primary Research:

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and subsegment across geographies

The contributors who typically take part in such a course include, but are not limited to: 

  • Industry participants: CEOs, CBO, CMO, VPs, marketing/ type managers, corporate strategy managers, and national sales managers, technical personnel, purchasing managers, resellers, and distributors.
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, Investment bankers, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders (KOLs) specializing in unique areas corresponding to various industry verticals
  • End-users: Vary mainly depending upon the market

Data Modeling and Analysis:

In the iterative process (mentioned above), data models received inputs from primary as well as secondary sources. But analysts working on these models were the key. They used their extensive knowledge and experience about industry and topic to make changes and fine-tuning these models as per the product/service under study.

The standard data models used while studying this market were the top-down and bottom-up approaches and the company shares analysis model. However, other methods were also used along with these – which were specific to the industry and product/service under study.

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