Discovering and exploring 3PL trends, issues and opportunities is the overall objective of the 2010 Third-Party Logistics Study. A web-based survey, desk research, focus interviews and workshops provide a well-rounded, diverse sampling of attitudes, ideas and results experienced by 3PL users, non-users and 3PL providers. Each year the study results also suggest trends that warrant closer examination. Included in the 2010 study are special topic reports on total landed cost, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. The study also provides some perspectives on what shippers and 3PLs are doing to improve and enhance their businesses and their business relationships.