The Taiwan Association of Logistics Management
Due to globalization of
world economies, liberalization of international trade, reduction of product
life-cycle length, requirement of higher customer service levels, formation of
strategic alliances, engagement of business process reengineering, and general
environmental concerns, logistics has become the focal point for most
enterprises worldwide. Utilizing
logistics as means to increase customer service level and meet customer demand
has become an important strategy for enterprises to gain competitive advantage.
To promote a healthy,
competitive business climate and to increase industry productivity, the
Industry and Commerce Daily News has initiated the establishment of the
Logistics Industry Club in October 1993.
This professional, but informal institute has immediately gained the
support from Commerce Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and China
Productivity Center. The institute has
also received wide acceptance from logistics, manufacturing, and business
industries in Taiwan. The establishment
of the club set out the rapid growth of logistics industry in Taiwan.
By way of
collaboration by all standing committee members, full support from the members,
and the endeavor of the secretarial staff, many activities such as
logistics-related conferences, forums, training courses, and domestic/overseas
site visits, were held to achieve the founding objectives of the institute,
that is, to upgrade logistics management capability and to create a favorable
environment for logistics development.
After one year of
successful operation, the institute has decided to turn into a formal
organization to enhance its influence and social status. The Taiwan Association of Logistics
Management was then founded in January 1995.
Based on the solid foundation by the Club and guided by the policies and
goals of the Association, the Association works aggressively and successfully. The performance of the Association was
significant and has been recognized by the industry. In the future, the Association will increase
its contact with international logistics organizations to make Association more
The 21st century has been characterized as a borderless era for business. Logistics will play a more important role due
to the globalization of industries, initiatives of supply chain management,
wide spread use of Internet, and the application of E-Commerce. In the future, the Association will continue
its work to help domestic industries, especially logistics industries, to raise
its competitive advantage. In the
meantime, the institute will keep to assist the government to achieve the goal
of making Taiwan as a global logistics management center.
The goal of the Association
is to bring together logistics professionals from industry, government, and
academia to facilitate systemization of logistics systems in industry and to
advance management skills in order to accelerate economic growth, improve life
quality, and contribute to the global community.
Encourage the development of logistics systems of the industry and to assist
the industry to promote its logistics management capability.
for logistics operational and managerial professionals.
and disseminate domestic and international, logistics-related information.
Publish logistics-related professional material.
Promote cooperative communication among members to set up business
domestic or overseas logistics company-visit tours to obtain advanced knowledge
in logistics development.
domestic or international logistics conferences or forum.
government in the implementation of related policies and participate in
with government in behalf of the industry in policy formation process to create
a favorable environment for logistics development.
relationship with international or foreign logistics organizations to
facilitate international exchange.
with educational institutions in creating projects between industry and
project consignment regarding logistics development from government.
other activities conforming to the goals of the Association.