October 25, 2016

The Moroccan Agency for the Development of Logistics, CGEM’s Logistical Commission and the National Food-processing Federation jointly organized a workshop to consider the stakes of outsourcing logistical activities in the food-processing sector. The event was organized at the Casablanca-based CGEM headquarters on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

The event saw the participation of Mr. Younes Tazi, AMDL’s General Manager, Mr. Hicham Saadli, President of the Logistics Commission at CGEM; Mr. Amine Berrada, President of FENAGRI (or, the Food-processing Federation), as well as sixty managing directors of food-processing companies, and logistical services providers.

During the workshop, AMDL underscored the results of the diagnosis of the state of outsourcing logistical activities in Morocco, by presenting the size, the hurdles, the practices, and the trends within the logistical service market in Morocco.

Moreover, several testimonies, feedbacks, experiences, and practical cases have been presented and shared with the participants. Four case-studies dealing with different problematic and stakes attendant upon logistical outsourcing in the food-processing sector were presented on the occasion. They focused on the following in particular:

  • An analysis of opportunities related to logistical outsourcing projects;
  • An evaluation of logistical costs and the contributions made by logistical outsourcing;
  • Keys to the success of a logistical activity outsourcing project;
  • Pooling of distribution between loaders.

The workshop is the first in a series of several sector-based workshops dealing with the outsourcing of logistical activities intended for several activity sectors, which will be organized jointly by AMDL and CGEM’s Logistical Commission this year for the benefit of sector-based professional loaders’ associations. The aim is to promote the advantages to be had from the outsourcing of logistical activities, to improve corporate awareness about logistical stakes, and to enable them to acquire the tools necessary to master and succeed in their future outsourcing projects.

It should be noted that this event comes in the framework of the actual implementation of the contracts providing for the improvement of logistical competitiveness of sector-based merchandise flows which were concluded by the State and the General Confederation of Enterprises in Morocco, back in the month of May 2014, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI (May Allah lend him support).

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