TOPICS

1- Country Focus – SCM Developments in the Kingdom on the way to reach out Vision 2030 .

After the drastic move on plunging oil prices Vision 2030 prompted the Saudi government to re-calibrate its strategy which includes regulatory, policy and budget changes to be enacted over the next 15 years to decrease the Kingdom's dependence on oil.

2- What is New? TIR Convention to Alleviate Customs Operations in a Globally-Connected Economy .

The country's accession to TIR with its benefits of seamless cross-border connectivity and due to its strategic location the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the critical link between the Gulf Cooperation Council countriesnew road corridors and the wider Middle Eastern region will therefore open new road corridors along the spine of the Arabian Gulf transforming the trade potential of the region.

3- Railway Business; Rolling Stocks to Fuel the Saudi Economy .

Saudi rail system is projected to be an integral part of the multimodal transportation system that will keep people and business moving in the Kingdom. The system will be providing efficient transportation of both freight and passengers, and is critical in maintaining national and regional economy, environment and quality of life. Traffic congestion in major cities continues to grow which makes availability of intercity rail services increasingly important to Saudi transportation system.

4- A Regional Hinterland; Integration of Saudi Ports and Hubs .

Driven by the visionary efforts, the KSA has embarked upon several pioneering efforts to develop the nation into a prime logistics hub in the region, leading the logistics fuel and focus on the development of world-class port infrastructure as well as emerging the current capacity to be a regional hinterland in the Middle East.

5- A Control Tower of SC: Advanced Procurement Methodologies.

Saudi rail system is projected to be an integral part of the multimodal transportation system that will keep people and business moving in the Kingdom. The system will be providing efficient transportation of both freight and passengers, and is critical in maintaining national and regional economy, environment and quality of life. Traffic congestion in major cities continues to grow which makes availability of intercity rail services increasingly important to Saudi transportation system.

4- A Regional Hinterland; Integration of Saudi Ports and Hubs .

Components, parts, or material (particularly those with long lead times) that must be acquired before their actual need to maintain a planned production schedule. Advanced procurement is the integrated suite of applications and methodologies that dramatically cut all supply management costs, reduce spending on goods and services, streamline procure-to-pay processes, and drive policy compliance.

1- What is in the Pipeline? Emerging Trends in the KSA & Middle Eastern .

The overall economic growth in the Middle East has been relatively stable, when compared globally. Within the region, the GCC nations account for a combined GDP of US$ 1.4 Tn, of which Saudi Arabia and UAE contribute ~75%. This is expected to have a positive impact on economic growth, creating opportunities for investment in future. There are several sectors that are key engines of growth across the Middle East..

2- Future Warehouses; a Silent Mode of Transport .

Warehouses of the future are embodiments of technology, bringing about numerous benefits: from increased productivity amongst workers, to faster delivery time and creating value for end-customers. The systems and devices deployed in warehouses are often multi-modal, which means, with one device, workers can access multiple functions.

3- Women in Logistics; Another Momentum to Logistics Talent and Industry .

t is another momentum to promote KSA industry with females and encourage and support their career development in logistics and transport, as bringing together those who support talent and career development of women and to provide a support network and mentoring opportunities for women in logistics industry.

4- Young Saudi’s to the Business; “Cases and Success Stories.

Do not waste searching endlessly for magic shortcuts to entrepreneurial success and fulfillment when the only real path is staring them right in the face: Be a witness to young Saudi entrepreneurs who started real businesses, employed real people who provided real products and services to real customers.

5- Road Transport, Readiness for the Future.

Air and sea are effective ways to quickly or efficiently move cargo long distances, but for trade within the GCC and surrounding countries, road transportation is the lifeblood of the international trade. Have multiple collection or delivery points into or out of any facility, road transport services of future era will simplify the import and export processes and reduce overall supply chain and transportation costs.