IAM Logistics Network (ILN)
Do You Do More Than Moving?
Tell your fellow IAM members!
Have you already diversified into logistics, providing office moving, project forwarding, warehousing and distribution or cargo moving? Or, are you considering expanding into new business areas?
Then it’s time to join the IAM Logistics Network (ILN), a group founded by IAM members devoted to helping one another develop and market non-traditional logistics-type services. There are other logistics networks, but only the IAM Logistics Network is made up of companies and people whom you already know and trust as fellow IAM members.
This member-driven group facilitates networking among IAM colleague companies seeking to expand already-thriving logistics businesses or that are ready to diversify into new business sectors. Use the links at the top of this page to reach out to ILN members and find out more about ILN and how it can benefit your company today.
Amazon’s on-demand manufacturing sends tremors through supply chain
If Amazon’s latest clothing manufacturing plans become a reality, air cargo companies stand to lose billions in revenues. This week, the e-commerce giant was awarded a patent for a localized manufacturing setup that eliminates much of the traditional supply chain, bringing manufacturing closer to consumers than ever before.
Shippers, 3PLs Tout Technology as Key to Better Performance
Technology can save shippers, carriers and third-party logistics companies money and time and improve the relationship between the three critical cogs in the supply chain, according to a panel at the 2017 Transportation Intermediaries Association conference.
Qatar Cargo launches direct freighter service to Cambodia
Qatar Airways Cargo began freighter service to Phnom Penh today, focusing mostly on Cambodia’s garments business, which accounts for about 80 percent of the country’s exports. The weekly service, operating on the Doha–Phnom Penh–Doha route, will offer more than 60 tonnes of cargo capacity each way aboard one of the carriers A330 freighters.
U.S. Department of State adopts collaborative contracting in logistics
DOS is seeking a new approach to a single source contract that, at its core, is doing what 3PLs do best: providing customized, reliable services through multiple modes of transportation.
Placing a Premium on Cargo Insurance
In 2015, losses due to cargo theft hit $22.6 billion, according to BSI Group's Global Supply Chain Intelligence report. And, in November 2016 alone, the Transportation Asset Protection Association recorded 231 freight thefts in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The average loss topped 60,000 euros, or about $64,000. Cargo insurance, which covers products in transit, can protect against these risks.