Nexus Distribution Named Top 100 3PL Provider for Eighth Year

Nexus is pleased to announce the recent designation of “Top 100 3PL Provider” by Inbound Logistics for 2011, marking a respectable eight years running that Nexus has been recognized as a leader in the logistics industry.

Felicia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics reported, “Whatever the company size -- from Fortune 500 to SMBs – ­world-class logistics performance is crucial.  Given the scope and scale of the challenge, it is impressive to see Nexus providing the kinds of solutions that companies large and small rely on to solve the tactical logistics issues of serving customers better, faster, and more efficiently. It is equally impressive that Nexus is responsive, and continues to anticipate evolving needs by offering the strategic solutions required to drive business process improvement and change for their customers. For those reasons, Inbound Logistics editors are proud to recognize Nexus as one of the Top 100 3PLs for 2011.”

In response to this honorable designation, CEO Dean Hansen replied, “Hearing that we have accomplished a major goal is always uplifting.  Nexus strives to embrace the supportive aspect of the 3PL role and expand it by creating forward-thinking solutions to problems that our customers face.  A recognition like the Top 100 3PL Provider award affirms that despite the economic challenges that our country and industry have faced, Nexus has continued to acheive recognized standards of excellence, providing both the service and innovation that it was built on.  Of course, the fundamental components to that success are our TeamNexus employees, our loyal customers and the team work between the two. Together we can address the ever-changing market via  flexible and scalable logistics solutions.”

TOP 100 SELECTION METHODOLOGY (From Inbound Logistics)

Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Provider's list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers we feel are best equipped to meet and surpass readers’ evolving outsourcing needs. Distilling the Top 100 is never an easy task, and the process becomes increasingly difficult as more 3PLs enter the market and service providers from other functional areas develop value-added logistics capabilities. Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to our readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges.  IL editors selected this year's class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers we selected are companies that, in the opinion of IL editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs.


Inbound Logistics the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help   companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at


Nexus Distribution is a leading third party logistics provider focused on providing flexible, integrated warehousing and transportation solutions. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL, its regional distribution centers are located in Allentown, PA, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA. With the recent introduction of the NexusHubs warehousing program and NexusTrans and Nexus Advantage Transportation programs,  Nexus is continually innovating new services to help customers realize market gains and program flexibility.  Transportation services include private fleet delivery, multi-modal freight forwarding, pool delivery and consolidation. Major markets include paper, consumer goods, electronics, and food and beverage.