The executive board of Asia Pacific Logistics Federation (APLF) (chairman David Rogers, director from the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), vice chairman He Li Ming, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), vice chairman Shigenisa Hashizume, Japan Institute of Logistics Systems (JILS), and vice chairman Roger Lee, Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM)) have welcomed the following new members to the APLF:
- Institute of Supply Management Korea (ISM-Korea).
- Korean Logistics Research Association (KLRA).
- Indian Logistics and Supply Chain Association (ILSCA).
The APLF was established in 1995 by logistics organisations from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The APLF participating countries are Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Myanmar.
The APLF actively fosters and promotes professional development of purchasing, materials and logistics / supply chain management. Its key objectives are:
- To be the recognised voice for supply chain and logistics in the Asia Pacific region.
- To promote and encourage greater recognition of the APLF by influencing the APAC region concerning the importance of supply chains and logistics.
- To promote and communicate the importance of the logistics services industry’s contribution to Asia Pacific Regions economy.
- To upgrade educational standards of the profession by providing training and certification to meet the increasing demand for qualified and competent workforce in the Asia Pacific Region.
The APLF has more than 200,000 supply chain and logistics professionals in the region, and the inclusion of the three new member associations will only add to the strength and professionalism of the supply chain / logistics management credentials in the Asia Pacific region.