NEW YORK JULY 2003
ROBERT V.DELANEY TO CHAIR GIL
Mr. Delaney establishing a system for calculating the cost of logistics as a percentage of national GDP in the US.This methodology has been the foundation for the industry-leading report in the US logistics sector ‘The Annual State of Logistics Report’ which Bob publishes each July.
Bob Delaney is Vice President for Cass Information Systems. Cass is the largest provider of information services and systems to the logistics and transportation community in North America. Mr. Delaney also serves as a consultant to ProLogis. ProLogis is the largest, publicly held global owner and operator of distribution properties headquartered in the United States.
"Bob is considered the father of modern logistics. Much of what is known about supply chain integration, cutting costs and raising sales in the world of logistics has been learned from his comments and reports. It is a huge endorsement of the Institutes aims and objectives that Bob has taken the Chairmanship of the Institute in this its first full year in the public eye. "We are thrilled to have Bob on board."
KIERAN RING CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT THE GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS
Prior to joining Cass and ProLogis, Mr. Delaney served as a consultant in logistics and transportation with Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Ernst & Young. Mr. Delaney's transportation management experience includes service as Senior Vice President for Leaseway Transportation and Eastern Region Distribution Manager for Ryder Systems, Inc. His logistics management experience includes senior positions at International Paper Company, Pet Incorporated, Monsanto Chemical Company, and Nabisco.
Mr. Delaney is a graduate of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. He studied at New York University's Stern School of Business and earned his M.B.A. and B.S.B.A. degrees in 1966 and 1963, respectively. He did post-graduate work in Economics at St. Louis University and American University. Mr. Delaney is a certified member of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He is a founder member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council and Council of Logistics Management. He is a member of the National Press Club, the Cato Institute, and the Heritage Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of USFreightways Corporation and the ENO Transportation Foundation's Board of Advisors.
Mr. Delaney contributed to writing the legislation that reformed the economic regulation of our motor carrier and railroad industries in 1980. He played a leading role in the passage of the Aviation Act of 1994 which ended the economic regulation of the trucking industry by the states. He is the co-author of two books on transportation strategy and distribution operations. His views and articles on transportation public policy have been widely published by business and transportation press. Mr. Delaney received the John Drury Sheahan Award for contributions to the field of business logistics from the Council of Logistics Management in 1981. Mr. Delaney received the Harry E. Salzberg Award for his contributions to transportation productivity from Syracuse University in 1988. He received the Joseph C. Scheleen Award for Excellence from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics in 1992.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
About the Global Institute of Logistics
The Global Institute of Logistics is the global forum for the 3rd party logistics industry. It provides the platform for discussion and debate on the issues affecting the third party logistics industry, both regionally and globally. The Institute acts as an intelligence-gathering agency and disseminates this information in the form of daily news reports and briefings via its website www.globeinst.org and its quarterly journal "RELAY". The Institute promotes third party logistics to end-users and illustrates and endorses the cost-cutting, sales-building achievements of the world's best 3PLs.
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