Best Logistics Practices
In an economic context characterized by organizational and operational performance, and facing the evolution of the Moroccan logistics community’s actors,the adoption of best logistics practices represents an important competitiveness’ lever. In this context, and aware of these challenges, the Moroccan Agency for Logistics Development AMDL has committed itself to promote the level and quality of the logistics practices within Moroccan companies .
The Agency has developed a guide entitled « Outsourcing Guide for Logistics Activities » in order to explain some concepts related to outsourcing logistics activities, and introduce the right reflex, to have the recommended approaches for implementing such projects, from the conception to the operational phase.
This guide is complemented by two costs simulators relevant to warehousing and transport activities, designed in order to calculate and evaluate the various direct and indirect logistics costs, and to identify the most important logistics cost centers in the companies.
Furthermore, several awareness workshops on outsourcing were organized for the benefit of the logistics community in order to improve companies’ awareness of logistics issues and enable them to acquire the tools to manage and succeed in their future outsourcing project.
On the occasion of the organization of COP 22 in Morocco from November 7th to18th 2016, the Moroccan Agency for logistics development launched, in partnership with the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and in collaboration with the actors of Logistics Community, the “Moroccan Green Logistics” initiative, aimed at enhancing the contribution of the national logistics sector to sustainable development objectives by our country and mobilizing the involved actors to carry out new collaborative actions.
This initiative stands for a global and coherent approach that covers all areas of Green Logistics development (Infrastructures and facilities , equipment and materials, supply chain management practices, training, R&D, standardization and labelling….) as well as a proactive and inclusive approach, that has been largely joined by all the components of the logistics community (federations and professional associations, institutional actors and infrastructure managers, service shippers, , training, R& D, and consulting players).
Promoting Best practices in green logistics and encouraging the various entities to adopt them, the Moroccan Green Logistics Initiative is based on two principles guiding:
- Adopt a progressive and continuous approach in order to develop a green logistics that promotes economic growth.
- Create a synergy between the actors of logistics community on the subject of green logistics.
In this respect, the AMDL has published, in collaboration with wide range of experts and professionals, a reference book presenting the state of the art and the prospects for expanding green Attitude in the Moroccan logistics sector.
At the same time, the AMDL has undertaken efforts to bring together the Moroccan logistics community around the Moroccan Charter for Green Logistics,
which was developed within a working group including several experts and representatives of associations and entities covering key links in the supply chain. The Charter’s voluntary commitments deal with several areas, including:
- Development and operation of environmentally efficient infrastructures and logistics facilities ;
- Use of clean materials and equipments;
- Adoption of specific practices for supply chain management;
- Training, research, and development
- Standardization and labelling
Joining the Charter
Any private or public entity which undertakes or manages logistics operations relevant to goods’ flows may join the charter.
In the context of improving the logistics sector management and in order to meet the challenges and the sector’s ambitions, in particular, and other economic sectors in general, the Agency work in concertation with the stakeholders in order to provide a customized reference framework for the national logistics sector.
To this end, the Logistics Standardization Commission was set up in December 31st, 2014 under the leadership of the Moroccan Agency for Logistics Development (AMDL) and in collaboration with the Moroccan Institute of Standardization (IMANOR).
Furthermore, and in order to better support the logistics sector and raise the level of logistics practices, the Agency has actively worked within the National Commission for Logistics Standardization in order to endorse a number of standards with the aim of progressive implementation of a comprehensive national system for this sector.