News: Inbound Logistics Cites Odyssey Logistics & Technology as Top 100 3PL for 2008 : 7/24/08

A premier business publication in the logistics industry, Inbound Logistics has recognized Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T) as one of the Top 100 3PL providers in the world.  OL&T is a global logistics and transportation service provider for chemical and process industries.

Inbound Logistics‘ Top 100 3PL Provider’s list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs. According to the team at Inbound Logistics, distilling the Top 100 is never an easy task, and the process becomes increasingly difficult as more 3PLs enter the market and service providers from other functional areas develop value-added logistics capabilities.

“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 readers’ 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 readers’ unique supply chain and logistics needs,” commented Felecia Stratton, Editor, Inbound Logistics.

According to Bob Shellman, OL&T president and chief executive officer, “This recognition spotlights the impact of our niche leadership.  We don’t look like or behave like the typical 3PL—our dual business models deliver very specific benefits for very different needs in a very specific market:  the chemicals and process industries.”   Shellman emphasized that the company’s dual client services models—the management fee structure of its Managed Logistics and the brokerage fee structure of its Third Party Services—are part of a portfolio strategy that allows clients to tap OL&T expertise at the level that best fits their needs.  Consulting capabilities round out the portfolio.

Stratton also said that companies of all sizes rely on world-class logistics performance to stay competitive in today’s global economy. “Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides the flexible, innovative supply chain solutions that companies large and small demand. OL&T is responsive to customer needs, and offers strategic solutions designed to drive business process improvement and change. Inbound Logistics editors are proud to recognize Odyssey as a 2008 Top 100 3PL.”

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