IAM Logistics Network (ILN) Newsletter - March 2015

March 31, 2015

In this Issue:

  • Register Now! Regional IAM & ILN meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
  • ILN Online Directory - Enhanced Directory Showcasing Your Company
  • Learn The Basics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Quick Links
  • Why Join ILN?
  • ILN Social Café Community
  • ILN Logo

IAM Logistics Network (ILN) eNewsletter
March 2015

The purpose of the ILN is to create more business for each of your companies. Through the now yearly Regional Meeting and the ILN Online Directory, you can find which of your fellow members can best serve your logistics needs and you can display your capabilities to those companies who are controlling the business. More on each can be found in this eNewsletter.

You will also be able to learn about an MIT course on logistics and supply chain fundamentals and find quick links to relevant news articles about transportation throughout the world.

Last, the ILN is developing partnerships with other organizations around the world to provide your companies with more opportunities to further develop your logistics business. 

Register Now! Regional IAM & ILN meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) 

IAM is hosting a Regional Meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK) from May 18 to 20, 2015. The Meeting will be filled with education sessions on logistics, an ILN membership meeting, and ample networking opportunities including one-to-one networking sessions to help develop your logistics businesses. This event will be held in conjunction with the BAR Annual Conference, which will run from May 21 to 23. Space will be limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Response and space availability will determine the number of attendees. 

Before You Register:

  • Cost: The cost to attend the meeting is 520.00 GBP, which includes hotel accommodations for three nights (May 18, 19, and 20) and several meals over the course of three days.

  • Accommodations: The conference hotel is Hotel Europa in Belfast. Note: Your registration fee includes accommodations and books you as a Hotel Europa guest.

  • Meeting Agenda: To review the meeting agenda for the IAM/ILN meeting, go to Agenda.

  • Meeting Packages: On the registration site, you will see a number of packages - for the BAR event, the IAM/ILN event, for both BAR and IAM/ILN and other add-ons. To review the options before registering, go to Packages.

  • Attendees: For a combined list of BAR and IAM/ILN attendees, go to Attendees.

  • Registration: To register for the springtime IAM / ILN Meeting, click on the link below or from the BAR conference page. Note that when you reach the "Registration Items" screen, scroll down to see the "Full Package for IAM/ILN Seminar" with the corresponding price of 520.00 GBP. Select this item, or one of the choices below it that include add-on BAR events for additional cost.

Register NOW to Ensure Your Spot

BAR Conference:

 The BAR Annual Conference runs from May 21 to 23, 2015. As always, BAR will have a varied program of events combining the very best entertainment, business, and opportunities for socializing. BAR is extending a warm invitation to all IAM members to attend so those traveling to Belfast can experience two premier industry conferences in one location.

For further information or inquiries about this event, contact Brian Limperopulos at brianl@iamovers.org.

ILN Online Directory: Enhanced Listings 

Check out the ILN Online Directory.

This tool provides you with the ability to easily search and browse for companies that can assist you with your various logistics projects.

You will also have the ability to update and expand your profile based on your company's services and capabilities. To do so, log in to the Self-Service Menu on the IAM Website

Once logged in, click on "Manage ILN Member Profile" to review and edit your profile. To edit your company profile, click on the icon to the left of "Preview Referral". To review your company profile, click on the "Preview Referral" link. 

The ILN Online Directory will be open to the public and will thus serve as a connection point between you and non-ILN potential customers as well.

Since it is a new tool, we will be looking to improve it with your feedback. To provide feedback and recommendations, submit your comments on the ILN Social Cafe Community.  

Free College Course on Logistics: Learn the Basics from MIT

One of the great things about the internet is the availability of free resources. One such resource is  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) class on Logistics and Supply Chain Fundamentals, which you can use for yourself or your employees.

Quick Links: Logistics News and Education

Making Hazmat Regulation Compliance Less Hazardous

New technologies simplify hazmat transport regulations to help shippers avoid costly fines and suspended operations. (via: Inbound Logistics)

Insurer Finds Top Five Reasons for Logistics Claims

If you're a forwarder and have noticed that you keep filing claims for the same kinds of losses, you're not alone. The TT Club, an insurance provider for freight forwarders and businesses involved in logistics, recently released a report identifying five types of claims filed by forwarders, logistics operators, shipping (via: Air Cargo World)

IAM's Newsfeed Provides Excellent Information Daily about Global Logistics

IAM members can receive daily industry news stories through an email subscription. Just enter your email on the IAM newsfeed webpage on the IAM website and you will have relevant news delivered to your inbox every day. 

New ILN Promotional Video
IAM Logistics Network
Help spread the word about the ILN by sharing this video with your colleagues and overseas partners.



ILN Community on IAM Social Cafe

Join Us on the IAM Social Café


ILN Members can now email, post discussion threads and interface with each other in the ILN Community. Members can access and share archived versions of files. Igniting conversation is simple with the ability to share and attach documents directly within your community.


Learn more about the communities on the Social Cafe:

Discussion Groups for Connected Community by Higher Logic



Reminder to Use ILN Logo
IAM encourages all ILN members to incorporate the Logistics Network's new logo into your marketing materials, business cards, and email signatures to show that you are logistics professionals. This logo design captures the international element of logistics through the incorporation of the globe, and the gears represent the diverse - and often interconnected - nature of the logistics sectors. 

The logo's shape is reminiscent of a key, and the  tagline, "The Key to Success in Logistics", spells out what we all strive for in the ILN. 
The logos can be downloaded on the ILN Community on the IAM Social Cafe