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Cat Logistics

Morton, IL

NYSE: CAT (Caterpillar Inc.)

Mary Bell, CEO





3PL Turnover:

$2.4b Parent: $41.5b


Service Area:

Tier 1 – Global Supply Chain Manager


3PL Assets:

 10,600 employees

105 warehouses


Information Systems:


TMS – Proprietary–CAT TIS, i2 Technologies

WMS – SAP EWM, Proprietary

OMS – SAP CRM, Proprietary

IM – SAP SPP, Proprietary



Supply chain strategy and design, warehousing, inventory management, inbound logistics, transportation management, reverse logistics, order management


Industry Focus:

Aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, industrial, manufacturing, technology


Key Customers:

AGCO, BMW, Bombardier, DaimlerChrysler, Delphi, Kodak, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, U.S. Cellular


Armstrong & Associates’ Evaluation:

Cat Logistics has heavy U.S. and European operations with a growing presence in South America and Asia, distributing to more than 160 countries from over 100 facilities. Cat Logistics’ scope reflects its parent’s global reach and dealer network. Cat Logistics’ business is split equally between North America and the rest of the world. It continues to expand its automotive logistics business in Europe and the U.S. Cat Logistics has completely integrated warehousing and manufacturing supply chain services. Visibility in its integrated systems of SAP and i2 is very good. Demand and supply forecasting and material planning capabilities are excellent. Forecasting for low turnover items is a controlled standard operating procedure. Caterpillar’s transportation department was merged into Cat Logistics in 2001, bringing its transportation management capability. Cat Logistics focuses on customers with high-value, durable goods. A major initiative involves logistics into and out of China.