As the earth gets flatter and more crowded, businesses are profiting from emerging markets. For companies trying to reach customers, wherever they may be, the specialists they need are logistics service providers, aka third-party logistics (3PL) firms. An essential link in the supply chain, the best 3PLs know how to get the product where it needs to be in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Clients may contract with these POWER PLAYERS for storage, warehousing, order fulfillment, cartage, drayage, and delivery of countless kinds of goods via air, land, ocean, and river. There are also a host of dynamic trucking companies with local, regional, and national reach. If the world map is flat, globalization puts Memphis right in the middle. Crowded? Sounds like an opportunity.

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