DHL recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide

Bonn – DHL announced it has been designated by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, as a Leader in its May 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide”. DHL is also positioned the furthest in the Leaders quadrant for vision and execution.

“We believe being positioned the furthest in the Leaders quadrant of this recognized research is a great accomplishment and feel it highlights our extensive service and product portfolio,” says Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL and Head of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We are continuously striving to become the logistics provider of choice for companies around the globe. As the world’s most international company, and thanks to our global logistics network, we are capable of providing premium logistics services for our customers. We feel our placement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant makes the success of our approach even more visible to existing and new customers.”

Gartner evaluated 15 third-party logistics providers and positioned them along the Magic Quadrant’s two axes “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. The results were used to designate companies being positioned in one of the four quadrants ‘Leaders’, ‘Challengers’, ‘Visionaries’ and ‘Niche Players’.

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, and make them available across an expansive global footprint. They understand the market, trends and customer needs, and translate those into well-executed service offerings further specialized for any number of industries. They are formidable at logistics execution across the service lines and run highly professional, very comprehensive logistics businesses. Leaders also have well-structured strategies and business models to continue to expand their capabilities, regional coverage and industry specialization, and they are adept at offering services for different customer segments. They invest in innovative 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 their worldwide supply chains.”

As a result of Gartner’s evaluation, DHL was placed the furthest with regards to the two criteria ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’.

“At DHL we are able to accommodate a wide range of needs, from general logistics services to highly specialized vertical industry capabilities,” adds Katja Busch. “We are particularly proud of the recognition of our trend research and innovation efforts. We are, for example, actively investing in the future of the Supply Chain 4.0 in order to drive this development forward. With our structured research approach, we are constantly working to identify areas of application for new technologies, where we can create real added value for our customers.”

DHL delivers a comprehensive service portfolio of customer-centric solutions within the 3PL industry with DHL Supply Chain offering supply chain management and outsourcing solutions, from warehousing and transport to value-added services and DHL Global Forwarding delivering standardized transport, as well as multimodal and sector-specific solutions and individualized industrial projects. DHL offers these services through an extensive international network, which covers more than 220 countries and territories. Customers also benefit from this strong global presence and rely on DHL’s expertise beyond global transport.

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