In times of sudden and frequent change, how can industry depend on multi-route, multi-modal strategies for resilience? Speakers: an overview from Péter Balázs, TEN-T Corridor Coordinator followed by market commentary on current conditions from industry players including AB InBev, DHL, Maersk & Cargill.
This discussion followed 22 Nov 2023, “Still Waters Run Deep” – the freight logistics sector faces multiple pressures including cost, resilience and sustainability. But the perception of business as usual on the surface is hiding dramatic activity below. We looked at what changes are coming with geopolitical tensions, what may shifting trading patterns mean, and how can we balance our risks and opportunities?
F&L innovation pathways – find the tools and change the culture
Innovation leaders, to us, are defined as people who actively look for new ideas and concepts from inside as well as outside their business to enable them to build on opportunities and make a difference to their business performance. Doing what we did yesterday is not enough, and how we each go forward is different for everyone.
Why? We live in a much more uncertain and fast-changing world than in recent decades and managers/leaders must develop a more flexible response to frequent and continued dramatic change to be resilient.
What? F&L encompasses a wide variety of stakeholders and our discussions are based on the premise that a variety of inputs and an open mind helps promote positive change. We are organising discussions and visits to understand what tools are available to accelerate change in the freight logistics sector. Can mindset for change be embedded in the culture of our businesses? A collaborative venture led by the network, for the network.
Visits are typically half-day events and cover the restructuring of freight hubs, circular economy, energy/decarbonisation, training & skills, plus digitalisation, data, analytics, human resources, automation and robotics, cyber security and more.
Why are these visits taking place? To collaborate on projects that could help your and others’ businesses perform better because today’s challenges are bigger as well as too complex for any single company or solution. To examine opportunities and things that you haven’t seen before. To discuss what they mean, ask questions & learn from your peers in this network. To see use cases in practise. To enable your colleagues to also benefit from F&L. Welcome to get in touch.
F&L helps senior business leaders understand what their customers and competitors think, demonstrates what lies over the horizon, asks (the right) questions of stakeholders across the sector to determine real priorities & supports everyone to operate at their most effective so that they can lead your businesses to the best possible outcome. (PS it’s not a financial decision).
Global transport contributes 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, forecast 33% by 2050. This implies the sector – and its current commercial leaders – have a responsibility to tackle decarbonisation with a greater sense of urgency. But how do we secure competitive advantage?
Pace of change in the freight logistics sector is building as the 2025/30 window looms larger in the headlights. F&L leadership teams help participants consolidate knowledge, understand options for change (sector & company-specific), and consider independent actions / collaborative pathways towards scaling as an industry to make ‘sustainability’ economically viable. Success will require industry-wide participation and collaboration. Shell’s senior leadership team act as our hosts for this F&L meeting.
Moderated by Prof Ploos van Amstel Amsterdam University Applied Sciences & F&L. We are hosted by Shell’s senior leadership team. This is an in-person meeting.
Commercial business models and stakeholder expectations are changing to reflect an increasingly complex global trade environment. This session took place in a brand new technology hub not open to the public, to see new tools already in use by logistics & supply chain leaders and to discuss impact and how-to with peers.