The team at 3T Logistics is delighted by the company’s inclusion in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems for the first time [1].  3T was one of 13 companies from across the world included in the Quadrant this year, and one of just two companies headquartered in the UK.

Published in March 2018, the report focuses on multimodal domestic transportation management systems (TMSs) that are a subset of the global TMS market. According to the report, “The primary emphasis is on systems that support for-hire transportation management operations. This is where users employ a variety of shipping modes, including over the road, private/dedicated fleet, small package, rail and intermodal.”

Criteria for transport management systems expertise

Key criteria for inclusion in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems were listed as follows:

  • Breadth of the TMS
  • Depth of the TMS
  • Usability and adaptability
  • Global go-to market strategy and offering
  • Partner ecosystem
  • Vision, thought leadership, roadmap and track record
  • A compelling SCE convergence strategy

In the 2018 Magic Quadrant report, 3T Logistics was placed in the Niche Players quadrant.

An innovative approach to logistics and transport management

CEO Steve Twydell was delighted with the news saying: “Everyone at 3T is thrilled! We feel that the Gartner Magic Quadrant positioning showcases our innovative and unique approach to transport management.”

The company, currently going through an exciting global expansion phase, has a strong presence in the aftermarket, automotive, construction, retail and packaging industries.  Some of the companies that use the 3T TMS include JCB, Honda, Kuehne + Nagel, Klockner Pentaplast, Recticel and Aggreko.

Tim Fawkes, Managing Director of 3T Logistics, added: “We have made R&D a major focus over the last decade to ensure that our cloud-based products offer cutting edge logistics solutions for customers.”

According to the report, “Gartner continues to see the TMS market grow at an accelerated rate. Factors such as the need to reduce costs; improve internal productivity, efficiency and customer service; increase visibility; and make better use of capacity are driving the growth of the market through 2022. The Americas regions will continue to lead the global TMS market in volume of implementations, followed by EMEA, and then APAC.”

To download the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (subscription may be required), visit: https://www.gartner.com/document/3869063

[1] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems, Bart De Muynck, 19 March 2018

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