NFI, a leading supply chain provider, was recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers in North America. Gartner, a top research and advisory company, evaluated 19 third-party logistics providers based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. NFI has been named in the list each time since the North American report’s inception in 2015.
A family-owned and operated company since 1932, Gartner recognized NFI as one of the most flexible and nimble 3PLs in the North American market, citing quick decision-making and willingness to accept risk when implementing unique solutions. Additionally, the report recognized the broad range of solutions that NFI provides to connect customers’ domestic and international supply chains throughout a variety of industries including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing. NFI continues to expand to better address customer needs through numerous acquisitions.
NFI operates approximately 50 million square feet of warehousing space across primary logistics hubs in North America. The company’s distribution facilities span automated ecommerce fulfillment centers, cross-docks, transloading facilities, multi-temperature distribution centers, customs examinations, and food-grade warehouses, which were expanded with the acquisitions of CalCartage and Dominion. Additionally, NFI’s in-house real estate team also specializes in quickly acquiring or constructing build-to-suit, state-of-the-art warehouses and distribution centers to meet customers’ unique needs.
With a robust network of more than 40,000 partner carriers and 10 offices across North America, NFI continues to grow its non-asset transportation solutions. In addition to expertise in dry truckload and less-than-truckload, NFI’s brokerage and transportation management capabilities include refrigerated, flatbed, over-dimensional, intermodal, and final mile. With the acquisition of SCR, NFI enhanced its brokerage offering with non-asset refrigerated intermodal expertise.
NFI’s dedicated and drayage fleet is made up of more than 4,000 tractors and 9,700 trailers. NFI offers asset-based transportation solutions that span dry and temperature-controlled, as well as expertise in operating specialized fleets including tankers, flatbeds, and conestogas. The company’s 2017 acquisition of CalCartage expanded NFI’s port drayage footprint at nearly every major U.S. port. Further, the company continually works to improve its environmental impact and operates electric, clean diesel, and natural gas trucks.
“As one of the oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs in North America, NFI prides itself being a true strategic business partner to our customers to provide unparalleled, personalized service,” said Sid Brown, CEO of NFI. “Our key differentiator within the supply chain industry is our flexibility, agility, and quick decision-making to help our customers surpass their supply chain goals. We look forward to continue exceeding customer expectations and continued company growth as we drive new and innovative solutions.”
According to Gartner, Challengers in the Magic Quadrant perform traditional logistics functions exceptionally well on behalf of their customers and ranked highly in completeness of vision, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of current supply chain challenges and trends.
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