Logistics Leaders Network meetings and conferences have been attended by over 1400 logistics professionals since its launch in 2009. We kick off 2012 with two important meetings in January on issues which are affecting strategic supply chain planning and fleet management.

It is worrying that with 2014 looming, there is clear evidence that many road freight operators have not developed a robust strategy for their Driver CPCs.  Many older drivers are voting with their feet and not bothering as retirement will come first. Some operators are paying for their drivers to do the ‘training’ but other want them to pay or take the time off in lieu of holidays. Some operators are facing being ‘short’ of ‘qualified’ drivers in 2014.

It must be remembered that drivers are the most important resource in both hauliers and own account fleets.  They should be treated with respect.  Come and find out from Driver Hire who are implementing strategies for a large number of operators and understand the issues.

On 31 January the Logistics Leaders Network will have an exclusive visit to London Gateway, a new port able to take the largest container vessels, opening in 2013. The size of the City of London the port will also have the largest logistics park in Europe( three times the size of Magna Park) and will be able to provide ‘portcentric solutions for 21st century supply chains of retailer and manufacturers in the UK, importers and exporters alike.  You will hear the plans for the site from DP world and see how it is developing. David Baker leading logistics consultant who has worked with ports on portcentric solutions will be able to answer your questions of how efficient supply chains of the future will be delivered. With mou’s signed with shipping lines and several large sheds already in planning, this is logistics infrastructure that needs to be seen and understood.

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