The International Air Cargo Association has added supply process development expert Lars Magnusson to its Shippers Advisory Committee as the new Ericsson Industry and Society representative.
Magnusson is the business architect for service delivery at Ericsson AB in Stockholm, and has more than 25 years of international experience in supply chain management, specializing in digitization.
“TIACA is the only organization representing all corners of the air freight supply chain and joining the Shippers Advisory Committee is an opportunity to help the industry improve digital processes and collaborate with colleagues from different sectors,” he said.
Magnusson is currently part of the American Production and Inventory Control Society’s Digitization Task Force. He was previously the president of the APICS Supply Chain Council Board and vice chairman of the SCC Technical Development Steering Committee.
“Digitalization is sweeping across the supply chain, as all sectors seek to update their systems and implement digital processes, so we are pleased to welcome Lars and his expertise to TIACA,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA. “Technological developments are an important consideration for TIACA as the logistics and transport industry continues to evolve, and the impact on the air freight supply chain will be a main topic at the Air Cargo Forum in Toronto in October.”
Robert Mellin, vice chairman of the Shippers Advisory Committee and engagement lead for logistics at Ericsson, will be stepping down from his role in the committee, which is made up of representatives from different industries to encourage all sectors of the air cargo supply chain to engage in discussion and embrace new processes, technology and greater transparency.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Robert for his excellent work with TIACA in making the air freight industry more efficient and competitive,” said Lars Droog, chairman of TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee. “It was Robert who started discussions on digitization, and with Lars we believe we have found a good successor who will realize the goals described in the white paper.”