New York – Six firms have been identified as leaders in the logistics consulting industry: Bain & Company, Camelot Management Consultants, EY LLP, McKinsey & Company, PwC, and Tompkins International.
The companies made ALM Intelligence – Consulting division’s 2018 ratings of logistics consulting providers. Logistics consulting addresses the development and execution of best practices for managing the movement and storage of goods across the supply chain. Primary activities involve network strategy and design, and warehouse, inventory, and transportation management.
“The shift from brick and mortar to e-commerce is driving greater volume, velocity and channel proliferation resulting in acute shortages in warehouse and trucking capacity and pushing up freight rates, wages, and other costs,” said Naima Hoque Essing, senior research analyst at ALM Intelligence.
“The net impact is weighing on company margins and forcing many companies to seek immediate tactical opportunities to improve logistics productivity while laying the foundation for more transformational opportunities.”
Providers that attained challenger status include: A.T. Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, Chainalytics, Crimson & Co., Deloitte LLP, enVista LLC, KPMG, and Oliver Wyman Group. Other firms that were rated include: Accenture LLP, Barkawi Management Consultants (Genpact), BearingPoint Europe Holdings B.V., Capgemini, Chicago Consulting, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors, Fortna, Gideon Hillman Consulting, IBM, LeanCor Supply Chain Group, Logistics Bureau Pty Ltd., MWPVL International Inc., Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, St. Onge Company, and TBM Consulting.
ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.
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