Inbound Logistics readers, shippers, and logistics professionals have vaulted Sunset Transportation into the #4 spot on the 2021 list of Top 3PL Providers.
Sunset Transportation, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), second-generation third party logistics (3PL) company, is proud to celebrate earning the #4 position on the 2021 Inbound Logistics Top 3Pl Provider list. This is Sunset’s fourth Top 10 win in four years, making this year’s ranking even sweeter.
Sunset is a privately-owned St. Louis company; their corporate headquarters in Sunset Hills is home to 120 employees (and hiring!). The growing logistics company has grown to nine (9) branch offices in the U.S. and Mexico.
Sunset joins 12 global logistics industry leaders (includes ties) on the 2021 list:
- Echo Global Logistics ($2.5B)
- Hub Group ($3.5B)
- Kenco ($674M)
- (tie) Sunset Transportation ($187M) • GlobalTranz ($1.6B)
- Seko Logistics ($750M+)
- FedEx Logistics ($3.1B)
- UPS Supply Chain Solutions ($5.57B)
- Werner Logisitcs ($1.5B)
- DHL ($5.8B)
- (tie) R2 Logistics ($220M) • XPO Logistics ($11.3B)
*revenues listed are 2020 freight brokerage gross annual revenue as reported by public sources.
During the past 18 months of an extremely challenging pandemic, Sunset’s customers have valued stability and communication from their 3PL over anything else. Sunset remained committed to their changing needs while making sure safety and flexible solutions are effectively communicated.
“Sunset is an important and strategic partner in the Navistar logistics network,” says Taip Memishi, senior procurement manager of global logistics at Navistar. “Sunset remains committed to supporting business requirements and ensuring superior performance. “With an unwavering team, Sunset has earned a position of trust and reliability; leading with a solid ‘customer-centric’ approach,” Memishi adds.
Shippers seek constancy and support from their third-party logistics (3PL) providers as upheaval and disruption have punctuated supply chains for the past year. The 3PLs garnering a Top 10 3PL Excellence Award were the most
steadfast of all.
With more than 14,500 votes cast, providers on this short list have been reliable and responsive in uncertain and unpredictable conditions, through material shortages and demand volatility.
“They make our job easier” is a constant refrain among voters, when asked why their favorite 3PL merits recognition.
The ability to execute shipments consistently is no less than a lifeline as freight capacity constraints persist. By managing a portion or all of a shipper’s transportation and logistics operations, 3PLs keep supply chains moving, even in the face of port congestion and labor shortages.
They do this by leveraging their expertise, resources, and increasingly, their technology to optimize shipper operations and provide efficiency-boosting insights. For instance, a respondent from U.S. Paint, a manufacturer of custom paints and coatings, says of Sunset Transportation’s information technology (IT) solution, “Their platform provides
reporting to track our spend and opportunities for improvement.”
TOP 100 SELECTION METHODOLOGY
Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to our audience’s burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. IL editors selected this year’s class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers we selected are companies that, in the opinion of IL editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet our audience’s unique supply chain and logistics needs.
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