The Institute has begun identifying qualifying independent freight forwarders to join its benchmarking group, G50, on best practice and business development in the sector. The benchmarking group is being formed as a result of a clear recommendation arising from the Institute's research program on the role of the independent in global logistics, which has been ongoing since March 2016. Participants qualify by first being accredited 'Best in Class' by the Institute.
Best in Class accreditation denotes the highest current performance level in independent freight forwarding, used as a standard or benchmark to be equaled or exceeded. Members of the G50 represent separate and distinct territories and disciplines to ensure the highest levels of interaction and collaboration.
The G50 will commit to the adoption of best practice and by working together will accelerate the adoption of uniform standards and practices particularly in the area of IT. The aim of the group is to help organize complex processes in an efficient and effective way and in so doing identify the best ways to capture value for beneficial cargo owners. Widespread adoption of best practice will ultimately reduce costs and improve the global supply chain. G50 participants will also share with, learn from and benchmark with other members their respective experiences in Business Development strategy. Global account acquisition and participation in cross-border e-commerce will inform the working agenda.
The group will oversee the publication of a first ever guide to independent freight forwarding which will give beneficial cargo owners an insight into the growing role of the sector in global logistics. The guide which will be available online and in book form will include case studies and profiles on the members of the G50.
G50 is an important addition to the Institute's benchmarking work. Global container terminal operators and port authorities already convene within the Institute and have contributed significantly to the development of their respective sectors.
While benchmarking groups convene in the first instance to share best practice amongst themselves the groups also collaborate with each other to build greater mutual understanding which in turn leads to joined up thinking across the supply chain.
The first 5 members of the G50 have been successfully accredited with Best in Class, they are Quick Cargo Service representing Germany, AIT Worldwide Logistics representing the USA, PGL representing Brazil, Tri-Ad International and Aramex representing Canada.
Members of the G50 will be announced throughout 2017/18. The first meeting of the group is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 in Long Beach California. The meeting is scheduled to coincide with the annual Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference which brings together over 3000 logistics professionals from across the world.
Deadline for Submissions:
5PM, Monday 22nd August
There are four steps in the evaluation process.
- The Institute conducts a secondary research program on your company.
(This involves reviewing all material in the public domain on your company. Sources include press releases, media coverage and annual reports etc)
- A review of your submission.
- Telephone Interview. The Institute will speak with a designated person at your company to discuss in more detail all data collated.
- Finally all data is weighted and evaluated using the matrix below.
BERLIN GERMANY-DECEMBER 2016
QUICK CARGO SERVICE ACCREDITED WITH ‘BEST IN CLASS’ STATUS
Global Institute of Logistics Accredits Quick Cargo Service with Best in Class Accreditation at a Press Conference Today in Berlin Germany
The Global Institute of Logistics has today announced that Quick Cargo Service Germany has been accredited with Best in Class status in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the development of best practice in independent freight forwarding in Germany and beyond. Quick Cargo Service is the first independent freight forwarder to achieve ‘Best in Class” accreditation from GIL as has been given that honor in recognition of the esteem in which the company is held both in Germany and globally.
Pioneer status is not new to QCS, having pioneered:
- The Best Practice of connecting with agents worldwide. From its inception QCS through the pioneering work of Dieter Haltmayer has traveled to the main production markets of the world to build up relationships with both the cargo owner and freight QCS was the first small forwarder that operated Germany-wide and invested in overseas business trips.
- The Best Practice of co-purchasing with fellow agents to remain competitive with multinationals. IGLU (The Interessengemeinschaft Luftfracht, German for, “association of common interests in airfreight“) is regarded globally as the benchmark in co-purchasing and is a testament to the vision and leadership of QCS and Dieter Haltmayer in particular.
- The Best Practice of bringing together freight forwarders to create networks. Dieter Haltmayer formed the ‘Air Service Group’ in 1976; ASG was a network of agents at all German airports. This practice of alliance development has continued throughout the company’s history, the formation of the Aerospace Logistics Group which concentrates on aircraft spare parts in 2007 by QCS under the supervision of Stephan Haltmayer is a testament to this.
Speaking at today’s Press Conference, Dieter Haltmayer Founder and President of Quick Cargo Service said:
“I am delighted to accept this accreditation as ‘Best in Class’ from the Global Institute of Logistics. Being the best has always been and will always remain our mission at QCS. We endeavor to be the best in every aspect of our business, including the best freight forwarder, the best partner, and the best employer.
Today’s accreditation proves that QCS is ready for the future, our board led by my children, Stephan, Heidi, and Jennifer will continue to build on the work of the last 42 years and are adapting and developing our company to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century freight forwarding industry. I look to the future with great confidence”
Stephan Haltmayer Managing Director Quick Cargo Service added:
TORONTO CANADA-FEBRUARY 2017
TRI-AD INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING ACCREDITED WITH ‘BEST IN CLASS’ STATUS
Global Institute of Logistics Accredits Tri-Ad International Freight Forwarding with Best in Class Accreditation in Recognition of the development of White Glove Smart Courier Services in Canada
The Global Institute of Logistics has today announced that TRI-AD INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING has been accredited with Best in Class status in recognition of the development of its White Glove Smart Courier Service in Canada. The announcement is the result of the Institute’s ongoing research into the evolving role of the Independent Freight Forwarder in Global Logistics, which will be published in 2017. The research is in response to the increasing trend by Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO’s) to outsource the management of their freight traffic, logistics and supply chain support functions to the independent freight forwarding sector.
In identifying Triad as Best in Class, the Institute is recognizing the pioneering work in white glove logistics services at the company under the stewardship of Linda Collier, its founder, and President. White glove service is one of the supply chain’s most complex specialty areas, encompassing everything from first- and final-mile value-added services, to delicate or high-value product handling. The White Glove Smart Courier program developed at the company demonstrates the unique value creation that is achieved by skilled logisticians in response increasing complexity in supply chains.
The specific application of the White Glove Smart Courier concept that was evaluated by GIL was the solution developed for the Canadian banking sector. Within the Canadian market, there are 6 plus global Banks, each with a demand for specialized White Glove services. Triad developed a high-security process to remove assets, protect the data information stored on these assets, and show full traceability to destruction and/or data wiping. To achieve this objective Triad upskilled its driver workforce to perform pre-inspection of goods, and assembly/commissioning on-site thereby replacing the need and high cost for on-site technicians. Such has been the success of the program, Triad performs these services throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean at the rate of 10,000 devices per month.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Kieran Ring CEO at the Institute said
“I am delighted to present Tri-Ad International Freight Forwarding with its accreditation as Best in Class, I have worked very closely on the research which informed our decision and am in no doubt that in Triad the Institute has identified one of the world’s leading independent freight forwarders. The story of the company’s development is inspiring and demonstrates how by adopting a customer first, market aware approach independent freight forwarders can not only survive but thrive in the global marketplace.
Triad’s White Glove Smart Courier program demonstrates the power of logistics when properly and comprehensively applied. Logistics is the art and science of adding value to goods before, in and after transit between point A and point B. Triad’s program incorporates all these elements by including appointment setting, pre-inspection of goods, assembly/commissioning on site, removal of all packaging material and products to be returned before finally performing an accountable and sustainable end of life/recycling program. I have no doubt that Triad are making a significant contribution to the supply chain which supports the nation’s banking sector by thinking and acting lean and green”
Commenting on today’s announcement, Linda Collier President and Founder of Tri-Ad International Freight Forwarding said:
“I am delighted to accept this accreditation as ‘Best in Class’ from the Global Institute of Logistics. Being the best has always been and will always remain our mission at Triad. We endeavor to be the best in every aspect of our business, including the best freight forwarder, the best partner, and the best employer.
Thanks to our clients for choosing Triad. Their loyalty ensures our work and services meets their satisfaction and maintains our global position. I’m very proud of our employees. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, Triad is the epitome of ‘Best in Class’.
I very much look forward to collaborating with the Institute on the development of our case study and to working with the other ‘Best in Class’ forwarders from around the world in building up the knowledge base around best practice”
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT TRI-AD INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING
Tri-ad began doing business in 1988 and has grown into a multi-million-dollar freight forwarding company. Our name means “Three Modes” and represents the three major modes of transportation offered by our company: Land, Sea, and Air.
Founded by Linda M. Collier, a former transportation executive with years of experience at a major European freight forwarder. Today, Tri-ad has over 90 employees and has become one of the premier international freight forwarding companies around the world. Because of our many global partners, we can offer a seamless system that integrates the three modes of transportation, giving our clients faster, more secure services.
Tri-ad has been named Canada’s Fastest Growing Company for 3 consecutive years, and founder, Linda Collier, has received many other awards for her extraordinary leadership. We lead the competition with an ever-expanding array of professional services for every major market segment. At Tri-ad, we take full advantage of the most innovative technological breakthroughs for the custom freight forwarding industry.
ABOUT GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS
The Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) was established in 2003 under the Chairmanship of renowned US logistician and author Robert V. Delaney in response to the global logistics industry’s call for “joined up thinking” amongst stakeholders in the global supply chain. GIL looks to resolve the challenges facing the global logistics chain of managing single transport modes, modal systems, and targets which are set on stand-alone operations to create a seamless global logistics system.
Acting as a think tank within the sector, GIL brings together thought-leaders and thought-followers as part of a global knowledge network committed to building up the information base, best practices and standards needed. This, in turn, creates a platform through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed. Today the Institute is a community of organizations and professionals from across the world that share a commitment to collaborating on global logistics solutions.
The Institute’s mission is to ‘Network the Global Logistics Community’
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