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3PL Market in Japan 2017-2021

3PL Market in Japan 2017-2021

About Third-Party Logistics

The term 3PL refers to third-party logistics that essentially involves a vendor catering to the logistics and distribution management of outsourced products and services of different companies. Shippers (customers, who transport goods using 3PL services) outsource some or all the supply chain management (SCM) functions of their logistics services to the 3PL provider. The 3PL provider is responsible for handling customer logistics requirements while performing different functions like transportation, location tracking, and sometimes product-consolidation activities.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the third-party logistics market in Japan to grow at a CAGR of 3.53% during the period 2017-2021.Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the third-party logistics market in Japan for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the 3PL services provided by the vendors in Japan.Technavio's report, Third-Party Logistics Market in Japan 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Global Logistic Properties (GLP)
  • Kintetsu World Express (KWE)
  • Sagawa Express
  • Yamato
  • Hitachi Transport System
Other prominent vendors
  • Alps Logistics
  • JFE Logistics
  • Mitsui-Soko
  • Nichirei Logistics
  • NIPPON EXPRESS
  • Sakata Warehouse
  • Sankyu
  • Toll Holdings
Market driver
  • Affordable prices through 3PL services
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of innovation in logistics facilities
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Technological advances by 3PL providers in Japan
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Third-Party Logistics Market in Japan 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the third-party logistics market in Japan: Global Logistic Properties (GLP), Kintetsu World Express (KWE), Sagawa Express, Yamato, and Hitachi Transport System.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alps Logistics, JFE Logistics, Mitsui-Soko, Nichirei Logistics, NIPPON EXPRESS, Sakata Warehouse, Sankyu, and Toll Holdings.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is technological advances by 3PL providers in Japan. 3PL providers in Japan have been proactive in incorporating IT and mobile solutions to add value and improve the quality of its services. They are increasingly investing in IT and applying cutting-edge technologies to its processes, which merge well with the streamlining of processes. With advances in technology, the IT gap has been plugged to a considerable extent. This has resulted in the increased visibility of 3PL processes.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is affordable prices through 3PL services. Construction of logistics facilities is a capital-intensive process, and a huge amount of funding is required to build large infrastructure. Therefore, most of the companies outsource their logistics and supply chain operations to 3PL players. Over 90% of the businesses in Japan outsource operations to 3PL players, as the companies do not have enough capital to invest in huge warehouse facilities and do not find the need to spend high amounts on logistics facilities.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is lack of innovation in logistics facilities. Most of the companies in Japan have in-house logistics, which was equipped to meet the demand from customers. However, with growing online retailing, the number of goods in the warehouse is stocking up, and the availability of space is getting limited. Apart from the unavailability of space, the warehouse facilities are not technologically equipped to meet the growing demand from customers.

Companies Mentioned

Global Logistic Properties (GLP), Kintetsu World Express (KWE), Sagawa Express, Yamato, Hitachi Transport System, Alps Logistics, JFE Logistics, Mitsui-Soko, Nichirei Logistics, NIPPON EXPRESS, Sakata Warehouse, Sankyu, Toll Holdings.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Service offering by vendors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Logistics market in Japan
      • Table Logistics facilities in Tokyo metropolitan area by size 2015
      • Table Logistics facilities in Tokyo city by size 2015
      • Table Logistics provider pyramid
      • Table 3PL services
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of 4PL
      • Table 3PL life cycle in Japan 2016
      • Table 3PL market in Japan 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Significant logistics center in Japan
      • Table Number of foreign trades handled at major ports in Japan (10,000 TEUs)
      • Table Volume of cargoes handled in Port of Yokohama 2000-2020 (thousands of tons)
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • 3PL market in Japan by types of services
      • Table 3PL market share in Japan by service type 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table 3PL market in Japan year-on-year growth 2016-2021 (growth rates)
    • 3PL market in Japan by transportation
      • Table 3PL market in Japan by transportation 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • 3PL market in Japan by warehousing and distribution
      • Table 3PL market in Japan by warehousing and distribution 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table E-commerce trends in Japan 2015
    • 3PL market in Japan by other services
      • Table 3PL market in Japan by other services 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performance indicators of vendors
    • Global Logistic Properties (GLP)
      • Table GLP: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
      • Table Top five customers by leased area
    • Kintetsu World Express (KWE)
      • Table Currency conversion rates for US$
      • Table KWE: Business segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
    • Sagawa Express
    • Yamato
    • Hitachi Transport System
      • Table Hitachi Transport System: Business segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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