“The Congress of Logistics Operators is a new word in information sharing” - Gleb Belavin, Deputy General Director for work with tenants of the MLP MC.
On April 28, the “Congress of Logistics Operators” was held, organized by ILM with the support of the general partner of the MLP MC and the partner GK Geek.
Leading industry representatives discussed current trends and talked about successful cases and annoying failures.
"Improving the efficiency and optimization of logistics processes" - under such a slogan were speakers and panel discussions.
Of particular interest was the report of the Deputy Director General for Logistics of the Russian Post Alexey Skatin. Interest was associated not only with the fact that the company rarely speaks to a wide audience, but also with the relevance of the issues covered. The Deputy General Director for Logistics shared the company's successes over the past 4 years, describing a tenfold increase in the volume of sent parcels.
Alexey Skatin talked about the deal to buy two of his own aircraft. According to the representative of the Russian Post, this should reduce the time of delivery, as well as ensure the independence of the company from failures in the work of air carriers. The next stage in the development of the logistics system for Russian Post will be the completion of the construction of our own warehouse complexes based on the largest airports in the country. One such complex is already working at the Kazan airport, this year the construction of the IC in Novosibirsk will be completed.
Sergey Vereshchagin continued the session, presenting several actual cases on cargo transportation and warehouse logistics. As the speaker noted: “Digital technologies are the future of logistics and whoever guesses exactly which of them will be in demand will become the industry leader.”
A separate theme of the congress were innovative technologies that are not yet used in the field of logistics and seem to be out of reach. Vladimir Didenko, Director of Development N.C.Pharm introduced listeners to the “futurological” forecasts of the development of freight traffic. “It is known that now everyone carries air, drives empty flights, suffers losses due to spoiled products, because of the uneven distribution of goods across regions, car accidents and much more, and this situation needs to be changed.”
Galina Genfald, Commercial Director of LORUSSCM, shared her business cases during the second session. During her presentation, the speaker spoke about the mistakes that the company made when moving from a company to a captive operator to a full 4pl and how she managed to get out of the series of difficulties as a winner.
Of course, at the congress they could not circumvent such an urgent topic as E-commerce today, Elena Golovach, head of the 3PL department of PonyExpress, told about all the nuances of work in this segment. The speaker told how the logistics operator to work successfully in conditions when the buyer, having filled out an application on the website, wants to receive his goods tomorrow and how the customer approach and proximity to the final consumer allow them to win the competition.
The congress of logistics operators brought together over 150 leading representatives of the logistics services market with the goal of fruitful professional networking, identifying existing problems in the industry, discussing successful cases and making plans, futuristic and high-tech forecasts.
Gorbachev Vera (IDlogistics), Alfred Ekl (Tablogix), Dmitry Ovsyannikov (Smilelogistix) and Dmitry Lobanov (Itella), who answered all the questions of colleagues about fulfillment in Russia, took an active part in the discussion of logistic trends.
Time will tell how much the covered topics meet the needs of the future.
ILM company thanks all participants of the congress and hopes for a new meeting at the Congress of logistics operators 2018.