UPS (NYSE: UPS) Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) today announced that it has advanced as a Leader in the May 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, (3PL) North America. UPS SCS improved its position on the axis labeled “completeness of vision.”
Gartner defines Leaders as companies that “execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.”*
“It’s an honor to be recognized for our completeness of vision and ability to execute,” said Daniel Gagnon, Vice President of Marketing, Global Logistics and Distribution for UPS. “Our leadership position is based on a broad portfolio, global infrastructure, specialized solutions and a commitment to locate where our customers need us.”
UPS operates more than 950 field stocking locations (FSLs) for managing critical parts and over 35 million square feet of distribution and warehousing facilities. Last year, the company expanded its number of healthcare-dedicated facilities with the acquisition of Marken, a global provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry.
Global 3PL providers evaluated in the Gartner Magic Quadrant are placed in one of four quadrants within the market: niche players, visionaries, challengers or leaders.
The 2017 iteration of the Gartner North America 3PL Magic Quadrant marks the 2nd time that UPS SCS was plotted in the Leaders quadrant. UPS SCS also placed in the Leaders quadrant in the May 2016 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide.
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UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Forbes Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.
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