Founded in 1987, Caterpillar Logistics Services is a technology-based company that serves more than 3,000 customers and manages over 120 facilities and operations in nearly 20 countries and approximately five continents. It maintains various transportation, inventory and distribution centers to provide a range of information management and network consultation services. The company serves more than 60 client organizations with a work force of over 12,000 people. It provides full-service capabilities to companies in the oil and gas, automotive, mining, aerospace, defense and electronic industries. Caterpillar Logistics Services offers supply chain management, inventory control, network design, asset planning and business process engineering services. It additionally provides logistics assistance and systems integration solutions. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar.