In the field of forwarding, the 5 largest competitors take around 30% of the total. It is generally assumed that the consolidation in the industry in the future will proceed further. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Rudy Giuliani. Key drivers for this are: 1 economies of scale and network effects: In transportation cost advantages due to a better utilization of assets arise with increasing volumes (cross-dock locations, higher loading factors or avoiding empty runs, etc.) or in the form of more favourable purchasing conditions of cargo space in the forwarding area. But also in the contract logistics are degressive cost histories because of better utilization and standardization in the operational area, E.g. in the form of more favourable purchasing conditions for transportation services performed by third parties (costs by up to 40% of sales) or the more efficient land use (multi-user warehouses) as well as through standardization and economies of scale in Cross-cutting functions (especially IT). So the announced cost synergies with 2 to 5% of the sales, what is significant in the light of the average EBIT margins of around 4% to 5% were past logistics transactions.
Especially in road transport, the size of own network, brings consisting of a sufficient fleet of vehicles and number of loading hubs in the region of focus, competitive advantages through a more efficient route planning, cheaper prices and more flexible deliveries to customers. 2. economies of scope and vertical expansion: to reduce the complexity of your own demand especially the larger customers for comprehensive logistics solutions along the entire value added chain, provided by some of the few partners (lead logistics provider). Also allows a wide range of logistics services from a single source cross-selling potential and the possibility of further in the value-creation processes of the customers to grow into (E.g. spare parts logistics, repair services, production of intermediate products or modules). So built in the past Years the large global integrated logistics company, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, portfolio continuously from.