Top 10: Warehousing Companies

Supply Chain Digital has taken a look at the top 10 warehousing companies
Supply Chain Digital takes a look at the top 10 largest warehousing companies, including UPS, FedEx and DHL

Warehousing operations are integral to a successful supply chain. 

When successful, warehousing operations can bridge the gap between production and consumption, ensuring secure and efficient distribution for their clients. 

Here, Supply Chain Digital considers each company's global warehousing space and ranks the revenue of the top 10 Warehousing Companies.

GXO Logistics

10. GXO Logistics

Founded: 2021
Employees: 94,000
CEO: Malcolm Wilson
Revenue: US$9.8bn

GXO Logistics operates across 869 warehouse locations and occupies 208m sqft of global warehousing space, establishing itself as a key player in the 3PL industry. 

They provide data-driven automated supply chain solutions across a range of industries, including e-commerce and aerospace, and claim ESG criteria are "core" to their operations. 

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9. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Founded: 1933
Employees: 48,000
CEO: Robert E. Sanchez
Revenue: US$11.8bn

Ryder operates 300 warehouses across more than 100m sqft globally, using automated technology systems and a lean operations model to drive productivity.

They leverage business intelligence to limit wastage in their client's operations, ultimately improving their bottom line. 

Nippon Express

8. Nippon Express

Founded: 1937
Employees: 73,480
CEO: Santoshi Horikiri
Revenue: US$15.53bn

Nippon Express occupy warehouses across 49 countries, with 5.35m m² of global warehousing space, 2.95m of which is located in Japan. 

They provide high-quality 3PL services as well as value-added services for a wide range of distribution processes such as inspections and packing. 

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7. CH Robinson

Founded: 1905
Employees: 15,000
CEO: David Bozeman
Revenue: US$17.6bn

CH Robinson uses their Navisphere platform to streamline and digitise logistics operations. 

Over 200,000 business use it to create smarter solutions and enhance end-to-end visibility, ensuring clients meet their growing demand. 

CEVA Logistics

6. CEVA Logistics

Founded: 1946
Employees: 110,000
CEO: Mathieu Friedberg
Revenue: US$18.7bn

CEVA Logistics, part of CMA CGM Group, is a world leader in shipping and logistics, operates across 1,300 facilities in over 170 countries. 

They focus on end-to-end specialist solutions to meet the rapidly evolving supply chain needs across a range of industries.

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5. Kuehne + Nagel

Founded: 1890
Employees: 80,980
CEO: Stefan Paul
Revenue: US$30.1bn

Kuehne + Nagel Inc. are prioritising cost-efficient performance by leveraging their leading automation technologies to improve accuracy and reduce human error. 

They provide visibility to ensure comprehensive control and recently attended the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium

Schenker’s DLC 3 mega logistics hub in the UAE

4. DB Schenker Logistics

Founded: 1872
Employees: 76,000
CEO: Jochen Thewes
Revenue: US$48.8bn

DB Schenker Logistics occupies 8.75m m² of global warehousing space and has opened a digital warehouse service. 

The service, called On-Demand Production, sends parts digitally to a de-central production facility when there is demand, these parts are then produce as they are needed hen there is a demand, instead of sending the part physically, the parts can be sent digitally to a de-central production facility where the parts are then produced.

This decreases wastage and ensures customers are seeing up-to-date stock availability. 

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3. DHL

Founded: 1969
Employees: 590,600
CEO: John Pearson
Revenue: US$88bn

DHL's large global warehousing space amounts to 14m sqm across 50 countries and 1350 warehouse locations.

They prioritise value and offer expertise and services including green warehousing. DHL Supply Chain has committed to achieving net zero-carbon warehousing by 2025, a goal which will benefit their customers' carbon footprint aims and ultimately result in greener supply chains globally. 

FexEx take second place

2. FedEx

Founded: 1971
Employees: 529,000
CEO: Raj Subramaniam
Revenue: US$90.1bn

FedEx operates 18,500 warehouses globally, serving 220 countries and territories worldwide. 

They occupy over 40m sqft of global warehousing space and use data-driven warehouse management systems to help maintain inventory levels and sort, pick, and pack items with efficiency. 

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1. UPS

Founded: 1907
Employees: 500,000
CEO: Carol B. Tomé
Revenue: US$91bn

UPS continues to dominate the market, occupying 32m sqft of global warehousing space across more than 220 countries and territories. 
They use the UPS Supply Chain Symphony portal, a cloud-based platform that integrates supply chain data, visibility and analytics, to operate their client's end-to-end supply chains efficiently. 


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