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           G50 THE WORLD'S FIFTY BEST IN CLASS INDEPENDENTS 

KIERAN RING
CEO
GIL

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The Role of the Freight Forwarder Has Becomes More Important in
Managing the Supply Chain and Ensuring End-to-End Visibility
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Best in Class : The highest current performance level in independent freight forwarding, used as a standard or benchmark to be equaled or exceeded.


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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.
 

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G50 THE WORLDS BEST IN CLASS INDEPENDENTS 

           G50  THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS 

Eligible independent freight forwarders are invited to submit an application for 'Best in Class' accreditation. Best in Class accredited independents are "first movers" or "thought leaders" and demonstrate an exceptional level of regard for the role and function of collaborationin the development of their business and demonstrate a significant level of operational and strategic integration.

Best in Class accredited independents are "first movers" or "thought leaders" and demonstrate an exceptional level of regard for the role and function of collaboration in the development of their business and demonstrate a significant level of operational and strategic integration.

A series of profiles on Best in Class Independent Freight Forwarders will be included in the Institute's final report on Independent Freight Forwarding. The profiles will complement the report by presenting case studies which reflect the evolution of the industry. These reports will vary, from region specific to vertical specific and be drawn from what our researchers determine as the "first movers" and "thought leaders" in the independent freight forwarding industry.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION
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Best in Class : The highest current performance level in independent freight forwarding, used as a standard or benchmark to be equaled or exceeded.

Best in Class Independent Freight Forwarders act globally, think locally and cut costs out of the overall supply chain.

Best in Class freight forwarders are flexible, available, proactive and above all go beyond their clients expectations.

Best in Class Freight Forwarders intuitively know, often when their clients don't, what exactly is needed to expedite a particular task.

Best in Class Freight Forwarders respond 24/7 to critical situations providing innovative solutions.

Over and over again, those Freight Forwarding / Logistics companies that have delivered excellence, excel in Collaboration, Communication and Innovation.

BEST IN CLASS SUBMISSION PROCESS

SUBMISSION TEMPLATE
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All entrants must submit a document of no more than 5 A4 pages that covers the key criteria set out above.

Focus on good hard information, backed up by solid facts and figures.

All activities cited in support of your entry must be ongoing or within the past 12 months

Please download submission template below and return completed to the following email address:

 

ceo@globeinst.org

Deadline for Submissions:
5PM, Monday 22nd August

DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION TEMPLATE HERE

WHAT MAKES FOR A WINNING SUBMISSION?

Testimonials Are the Key
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A winning submission is built around a well-crafted document which covers the criteria on which the final adjudication will be made.Please demonstrate how your company:

Acts Globally Thinks Locally

Engages in active collaboration with both clients and partners

Innovates in solution development

Where possible please support your submission with testimonials.

Testimonials are an indication of the esteem in which your company is held by your clients.

In our analysis, positive testimonials from partners and clients are given the greatest weight by the Institute.

WHAT IS THE EVALUATION PROCESS?

There are four steps in the evaluation process.

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  1. 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)
  2. A review of your submission.
  3. Telephone Interview. The Institute will speak with a designated person at your company to discuss in more detail all data collated.
  4. Finally all data is weighted and evaluated using the matrix below.

 

Companies which score greater than 8 out of a possible 10 points will be accredited as ‘Best in Class’

 

 EVALUATION MATRIX

EVALUATION MATRIX
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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.

Dieter Haltmayer President and Founder of Quick Cargo Service Celebrates 'Best in Class' With His Son, Stephan and Grandson Robert

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:

“It is our privilege at QCS to be the first “Best in Class” independent freight forwarder to be accredited by the Global Institute of Logistics. It is humbling to join the ranks of other great German companies who have achieved this honor, like Hellmann, HHLA and Hamburg Port Authority. 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. We are no strangers to the alliance concept and I welcome the opportunity to be part of a group that represent the “best of the best”, I believe we can achieve great things together and ensure the long-term survival and development of our industry”
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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.

Linda Collier President and Founder of Tri-Ad International Signs the 'Best in Class' Certification with Kieran Ring CEO & Founder of the Global Institute of Logistics.

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.

http://tri-ad.ca/

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’

For further information, visit www.globeinst.org

For further information,
Contact the Institute's Media Director:
mediadirector@globeinst.org

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CHICAGO USA-APRIL 2017

AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS ACCREDITED ‘BEST IN CLASS’

Global Institute of Logistics Accredits AIT Worldwide Logistics Best in Class in Recognition of the development of the company’s culture which has been developed and formalized to prioritize relationship excellence as the core value and guiding principle in the company’s development.

AIT Worldwide Logistics, the Chicago USA based global independent freight forwarder has been accredited Best in Class by the Global Institute of Logistics. The designation Best in Class is reserved for those independent freight forwarders identified by the Institute as demonstrating a commitment to best practice in logistics execution.

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 2018. 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.

VAUGHN MOORE PRESIDENT & CEO AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS
PICTURED WITH KIERAN RING GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS

AIT’s accreditation with Best in Class is in recognition of the company’s culture which has been developed and formalized to prioritize relationship excellence as the core value and guiding principle in the company’s development. AIT have embedded a commitment to excellence in the conduct of both internal and external relationships in their company culture and regard this principle as central to its strategic foundation.

AIT recognize that relationship excellence begins within the company and between co-workers and that the quality of interaction between team members will directly affect the company’s customer either positively or negatively.

The company’s commitment to relationship excellence is articulated in AIT’s mission, vision, and core values, statements which are foundational to the company culture. AIT has a very clear idea of why they are doing what they do (mission) where they are trying to go (vision) and how they are going to go about it (values).

Mission, vision and value statements can sound intangible and cryptic to the uninformed, but to visionaries like Vaughn Moore President & CEO at AIT, their development is a vital step in building a strong foundation of consensus for the organization with core value behaviors outlined to be an AIT teammate.

The effect of AIT’s culture program has been to build consensus within the organization around the core principle of relationship excellence. This principle, in turn, influences the tools that AIT build and the services they deliver.

AIT is in effect putting theory into practice. Academics argue that excellence in the conduct of relationships is Best Practice 101 in logistics execution. Indeed, Institute research proves that there is a direct correlation between relationship excellence and the quality and costs of the logistics service delivered.

AIT’s culture provides a benchmark for the industry to emulate and crucially the essential ingredient that a Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) should look for when choosing its logistics partner.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Kieran Ring CEO at the Institute said

“AIT is known in the global logistics industry as the ‘One to Watch’ amongst global independent freight forwarders, and our research makes it very clear why. Everything that Vaughn Moore and his team do at AIT is meticulously planned and executed.
They say the higher the skyscraper, the deeper the foundation and AIT’s culture development program is just that, a foundation on which to build a global logistics company with real depth and reach. AIT realizes that competing on operational excellence alone, where they excel, will not get them to where they want to go. They need to have a competitive advantage, and in choosing relationship excellence and making it a core competence and guiding principle in the company’s development, AIT has chosen the most effective differentiator.
No other service is influenced as much by relationship excellence as logistics provision, once trust is established between colleagues, partners, and customers through sincerity, reliability and consistency, the hallmarks of relationship excellence, things get done, information gets shared, and freight moves faster. Vaughn Moore AIT’s President and CEO is the Chief Advocate for the company’s culture, he radiates charisma and genuinely relates to people excellently, he is not asking anybody at AIT to do anything that he does not do himself and at the end of the day that is what matters.
I am encouraged that at a time when there are many demands for capital, AIT has chosen to invest in its culture, great to see Vaughn and his team setting a global best in class standard, leading the way and ultimately providing a benchmark for others to emulate. Congratulations to all concerned.”

Vaughn Moore, President, and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics responding to the announcement said:

“AIT is honored to receive the Best-in-Class designation from a respected independent third party with such insightful knowledge of the transportation industry. We appreciate the acknowledgment from the Global Institute of Logistics, and I offer my thanks to all AIT team members for their individual contributions that have collectively helped us earn this recognition.
Our teammates all over the world are engaged in an ongoing effort to strengthen and evolve the company culture. Every day, the company’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values are expressed in our relationships with customers, partners, community members and each other. Those relationships drive the qualities for which AIT is known including our consultative approach, flexible solutions, competitive pricing and high performance.
While teammates at AIT continue to advance our vision of becoming the global logistics provider respected for delivering a world-class experience, we look forward to sharing our passion for culture by participating in the Institute’s forthcoming global benchmarking group.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS:

Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full-service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT’s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business.

For more information, visit http://www.aitworldwide.com

Our Mission
At AIT, we vigorously seek opportunities to earn our customers’ trust by delivering exceptional worldwide logistics solutions while passionately valuing our co-workers, partners and communities.

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’

For further information, visit www.globeinst.org

For further information,
Contact the Institute's Media Director:
mediadirector@globeinst.org

& For AIT Contact Matt Sanders
msanders@aitworldwide.com

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