Aug 10, 2012

Top 10 Supply Chain Organizations

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10.) The European Commission’s High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain

The high level forum’s mandate is to follow the recommendations of high level groups on the competitiveness of the agro-food industry. It will be comprised of  representatives from European companies dealing with food production, processing or distribution, according to the website. The working groups will focus on flagship issues requiring specific expertise. For more information, visit www.ec.europa.eu.

9.) Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

The CSCMP offers its members educational events, resources and research for their supply chain betterment. The company offers testing and exams, including the SCPro, a three-level, end-to-end supply chain function mastery test. They host workshops nationwide, including the upcoming CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2012, which promises the latest research, interactive discussion, exclusive insights, and keynote speakers. Membership ranges from $150 for a web-based membership to $436.50 for a CSCMP/AMME Joint Membership. For more information on the CSCMP, visit www.CSCMP.org.

8.) Institute for Supply Management

According to their website, the Institute for Supply Management is the largest supply management association in the world. Its mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. Founded in 1915, the not-for-profit educational association serves supply management professionals in more than 80 countries. Membership costs vary according to state or country and type of membership. Many are in the $200-$300 range. For more information on ISM, visit www.ISM.ws.

7.) The Healthcare Supply Chain Association

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association focuses on advocacy, education, ethics, information, and liaison services for its members. The organization is a great example of what a trade-specific supply chain association can be.  They conduct research and strive to use knowledge to create best practices in the supply chains of their members. The HSCA also hosts an annual Healthcare Supply Chain Expo. For more information, visit www.higpa.site-ym.com.

6.) The Association for Operations Management

Founded in 1957, APICS has been a leader in knowledge for supply chain and operations management professionals. They provide training, internationally recognized certifications, and comprehensive educational resources in production, inventory, materials management, purchasing and logistics according to their website. They also offer a magazine. Memberships range in cost from $75 in yearly dues for academic professionals to $200 in yearly dues for professional membership. For more information, visit www.apics.org.

5.) Distribution Business Management Association

The DBMA supports Supply Chain Leaders in Action, a national conference for supply chain professionals, which was held this year in Scottsdale, Arizona, in May. The conference was a sort of think tank attended by 50 corporations who collectively contribute $1.5 trillion annually to the economy. There is also a DBM journal, available in PDF form through the website. The DBM focuses on connecting businesses and academia to find solutions to pressing issues facing today and tomorrow’s supply chain and logistics executives. For more information, visit www.dcenter.com.

4.) Utility Purchasing Management Group

The UPMG began in 1924 in New York City, NY, at the first conference to share emerging practices and philosophies to improve supply chain management. According to their website, the UPMG implements industry-wide programs focused on the education and personal development of its membership, supporting the policies and guidelines established by the ISM (see above). The UPMG provides a forum focusing on innovations in purchasing and materials management, and hosts a conference each year for industry-recognized experts. Membership is free. For more information, visit www.upmg.org.

3.) The Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project provides a global process for supply chain disclosure. This information is seen by management in more than 50 of the world’s largest organizations. Joining this group means that a supply chain system wants to better understand how suppliers are addressing climate change, and to show a willingness and desire to reduce each company’s greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, visit www.cdproject.net.

2.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association

For those supply chain managers in the grocery sector, the Grocery Manufacturers Association provides a plethora of insightful articles on product safety, health and nutrition, preserving the environment, global commerce, collaborating with retailers and more. The GMA has also launched the first international food additives database. It provides industry model practices and a means of collaboration between members, retailers and service providers. For more information, visit www.gmaonline.org.

1.) Supply Chain Council

This global nonprofit organization seeks to help member organizations make quick, substantial changes to improve their supply chain performance. Organized in 1996 with 69 member companies, the SCC now has close to 1,000 corporate members worldwide and has established international chapters in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Brazil and Southern Africa. The Supply Chain Council created the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR), a model which outlines the Council’s consensus view of supply chain management. Membership ranges from Research (Non-Profit) level at $300 to Corporate-Global level at $6,000. For more information on the Supply Chain Council, visit www.supply-chain.org.

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Aug 24, 2018

Top 10 air freight carriers

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James Henderson
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Supply Chain |Digital runs down the world's top 10 air freight carriers
10. Cargolux Group

10. Cargolux Group

The Luxembourgish freight carrier Cargolux Group (comprised of Cargolux Airlines and Cargolux Italia, established in 2008) remained in the number 10 spot, with a total reported FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometer) equaling 7.45 bn, which represents a 7.7% expansion year-over-year. The carrier group currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft (26 through Cargolux Airlines and an addition four through Cargolux Italia), primarily variants of the Boeing 747.

http://www.cargolux.com/

9. Korean Air

Headquartered in Seoul, Korean Air provides cargo and passenger services to over 100 destinations in 44 countries. The carrier fell from eighth place in the previous year’s rankings, with a total FTK of 7.66 bn, representing a 7.1% decrease year-over-year. Korean Air reported a net revenue of $10.7bn in 2017, also reporting a return to profitability for the first time in five years, according to Forbes.

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 8. Air France-KLM

The Air France-KLM freight carrier group was founded in 1947. The group is comprised of Air France, KLM, and Martinair, and is based in Paris, France. Falling from seventh place in the Freight 50 rankings, the carrier reported a total FTK of 8.13 bn, which represents a 9.2% decrease in traffic year-over-year. The group reported a net revenue of $29.08bn at the end of 2017 and is ranked #28 on Forbes Magazine’s list of Best Employers.

https://www.klm.com

https://www.facebook.com/KLM

https://twitter.com/klm

7. Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the nationally owned airline of the Kingdom of Qatar is based in Doha, and ascended two places in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 9.22 bn, representing a 19.6% increase in comparison to the previous financial year. The carrier’s Cargo division recently launched facilities at its hub in Doha to provide a “Seamless Cool Chain”, comprised of a “2,470 square metres Climate Control Centre situated at the airside… equipped with segregated temperature-controlled sections for storing pharmaceuticals and perishables.” This end-to-end supply chain control is expected to further improve Qatar’s standing as a leader of Middle Eastern air freight.

https://www.qatarairways.com

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6. Lufthansa Group

Based in Cologne, Germany, the Lufthansa Group (comprised of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines) fell from the fourth position in the Freight 50, with a combined FTK of 9.46 bn. While this represents a 1.6% increase in traffic, year-over-year, the carrier was forced down the list by drastic growth from other German freight company, DHL. According to Forbes, Lufthansa’s revenue and net profits ($41.5 bn and $2.78 bn, respectively) in 2017 are both the highest reported by the company over a ten-year period.

https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/company.html

https://twitter.com/LufthansaNews/

5. Cathay Group

The Cathay Group (composed of Cathay Pacific Airlines and Dragonair) is headquartered in Hong Kong and its Cargo division accounts for 21% of the airline’s total revenue. The company’s first dedicated cargo flight between Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and London, was established in 1981, according to the official site. Now, Cathay Pacific’s Cargo Division services over 47 destinations worldwide. The carrier fell from the fourth position on the Freight 50 ranking, as its total FTK fell by 3.6%, to 10.21 bn. According to Forbes, Cathay Pacific experienced a second year of unprofitability, although the airline’s asset portfolio reached a record high in 2017, with a net value of $24.1bn.

http://cathay.com.tr/

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4. DHL Express Group

Operating as the largest European carrier group, DHL Express Group (composed of DHL Air, DHL International, Air Hong Kong, Polar Air Cargo, ABX Air, Southern Air, Aerologic, and EAT Leipzig) rose two positions in the Freight 50 rankings. The carrier reported a total FTK of 10.56 bn, which represents an increase of 15.1% year-over-year. In 2018, at the Farnborough Air Show, DHL Express announced the purchase of 14 Boeing 777s, part of a new strategy to modernise its fleet.

http://www.dhl.com/en.html

https://www.facebook.com/dhl

https://www.youtube.com/user/dhl

3. UPS Airlines

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, UPS Airlines is part of United Parcel Service, Inc. Founded in 1908, UPS is the oldest company in the Top Ten, and retained third place in the Freight 50 rankings, with a total FTK of 11.26 bn. This represents a 3.9% increase year-over-year. The Company as a whole reported a net revenue of $67.7 bn, according to Forbes, representing a continuation of a ten-year trend of continuous growth. Forbes also ranks UPS among the world’s top 100 most-innovative companies, and the world’s top 50 most-valuable brands.

https://www.ups.com/aircargo/

2. Emirates Skycargo

The state-owned air freight carrier for the UAE, Emirates Skycargo remains in second place on the Freight 50, with a total FTK of 12.27 bn, representing a 0.4% decrease year-over-year. The carrier’s central hub in Dubai allows its 259-strong fleet to reach over 1.5 bn consumers in under eight hours. Current purchasing plans are underway for Emirates Skycargo to almost double its fleet size. According to Albawaba, “In response to increasing demand from its customers, Emirates SkyCargo introduced a range of air transport solutions specific to industry verticals including Emirates Pharma, Emirates Wheels and Emirates Fresh.” Emirates Wheels has transported close to 150 cars per month since the program’s inception.

http://www.skycargo.com/english/

1. FedEx Express

Founded in 1998, FedEx Express is both the youngest and largest air freight carrier worldwide, with a total FTK of 15.71 bn. Haulage decreased by 0.9% year-over-year, while revenue increased to $60.5 bn in 2016, and again to $63.8 bn in 2017, continuing an eight-year growth trend. FedEx employs 395,000 members of staff, with FedEx Express operating across twelve transport hubs globally. The carrier purchased an additional 24 Boeing 777 variants in 2018, maintaining their company’s position as the largest airline in terms of cargo haulage.

https://www.fedex.com/fr_english/

https://www.facebook.com/FedExEurope/

https://twitter.com/FedExEurope

https://www.youtube.com/user/fedex/custom

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