ILN Newsletter - September 2017

September 12, 2017

In this Issue:

  • New ILN Member Benefit
  • ILN Meeting at the IAM Annual Meeting
  • Gradlyn: Moving Everything from Ants to Elephants
  • Keep an Eye on the Industry
  • Tell Us Your Story!
  • News from the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
  • Use the ILN Logo
  • Expand the IAM Logistics Network (ILN)

IAM Logistics Network (ILN) eNewsletter
September 2017
New ILN Member Benefit

IAM will be launching its new member directory, IAM Mobility Exchange, just before the IAM Annual Meeting next month. Much more than a directory, IAM's Mobility Exchange is a single, comprehensive database of mobility industry service partners. Beyond the ability to search and filter to locate the best possible match for your requirements, Mobility Exchange offers our members the ability to present their hard-earned capabilities and quality credentials in new ways that will differentiate themselves positively in their market. 
 
For ILN Members, Mobility Exchange will replace the ILN Online Directory and expose the ILN Brand and its members to a much bigger audience of potential clients. Along with greater exposure, ILN Members will have the option to "Validate" their credentials at no additional cost (normally $240 USD). By validating, ILN Members will receive a higher search ranking when users browse Mobility Exchange and enjoy real-time verification of their credentials. 
 
For more information on this new ILN Member benefit, we encourage all current and prospective ILN Members to attend the ILN Meeting (4:30 - 6:00 pm) or the Mobility Exchange Knowledge Lab session (9:00 - 10:00 am) at the Annual Meeting on October 11. 
ILN Meeting at the IAM Annual Meeting

The ILN will hold its annual meeting from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. In this meeting, we will unveil IAM's new dynamic digital directory, IAM Mobility Exchange, which will provide a new benefit to ILN Members.

At this session, you will learn about Mobility Exchange, how ILN Members can validate their listing at no additional cost, and what benefits validation provides.  Following the session, IAM encourages ILN members and IAM members interested in joining the ILN to remain for a casual networking reception.
Gradlyn: Moving Everything from Ants to Elephants

 
Gradlyn's Faruk Berberovic and Vedran Gazic discuss their experiences as an exclusive animal transport company. Read the full profile from the December/January issue of the Portal.
Keep an Eye on the Industry

Sign up to receive an IAM-curated newsfeed, which provides the business intelligence your company needs to stay aware of events around the entire transportation industry. 

 

Tell Us Your Story!

Have you completed a logistics project with another ILN member? Another IAM member?

Tell us about the project and we'll print it in an upcoming edition of The Portal Magazine providing your company with free promotion. 

If we do not receive any specific project, IAM will begin profiling one company per Newsletter and in the Portal magazine. If you would like to be profiled, contact Brian Limperopulos at brianl@iamovers.org to submit an article. Otherwise, we will select a company at random to be profiled.
  

In light of the recent devastation to Houston by Hurricane Harvey and the expected catastrophe of Hurricane Irma, you may be wondering how I can help? IAM is an official partner of the American Logistics and Aid Network (ALAN), which is currently coordinating disaster relief with the US Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and various private sector partners in the affected areas. As you may be aware, ALAN is comprised of hundreds of supply-chain businesses that stand poised to respond in the event of disasters. They are experts in transportation, warehousing, cold storage, and distribution, and can help locate and move goods from suppliers to affected communities rapidly and efficiently.
Interested in helping? Find out what you can do to make a difference by taking a look at ALAN's logistics needs map. This map is a great interface to see how you can contribute quickly and effectively in responding to these twin disasters.
For future disaster relief, IAM is currently in the process of officially setting up IAM Here 2 Help (H2H). The purpose of H2H will be to connect IAM Members with organizations including governments, globally-focused charities, and other NGOs that require private sector transportation, warehousing, and logistical support in the event of a humanitarian crisis or natural disaster anywhere in the world, and to coordinate the relief efforts of the global mobility industry when responding to humanitarian crises and natural disasters. In essence, IAM Here 2 Help will act as a global response vehicle so we can also respond in situations like the recent flooding in Mumbai. 
If you have any questions about how you can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to IAM at brianl@iamovers.org. 
Use the ILN Logo

 

The logos can be downloaded on the ILN Community on the IAM Connected. Just login and get started. If you've forgotten your username and password, please contact membership@iamovers.org.
Expand the IAM Logistics Network (ILN)

The ILN aims to match up companies working in logistics across the globe. By expanding the network, we expand our ability to connect and partner for our customers. Do you know a colleague in logistics that is not part of the ILN? Forward this newsletter, invite them to join the ILN, and grow the network for even more worldwide capabilities.