The development of integrated and efficient logistics actors capable of offering reliable services that meet quality standards constitutes a fundamental focal point of the National Logistics Strategy.
The actual implementation of this logistics strategy –which aims to structure and energize the whole range of logistics activities—will assuredly contribute to an increased professionalism in the various logistics trade-lines, notably by strengthening the sundry links of the logistics chain covering different flows. This will, in turn, generate more business opportunities for operators looking to modernize themselves and to create a real logistics added value.
Levers of actions
In this respect, the strategy recommends the operation of several levers, including the following:
- The establishment of an inducing framework which facilitates access to the local markets of companies operating in the logistics sectors intended to serve third parties;
- The setting up of a whole offer of infrastructures and services which meet international standards for the benefit of investors, through the development of logistics parks;
- The facilitation and transparent regulation governing access to (public and private) land which has been booked for logistics activities (MFLP);
- The sensitization of economic operators as to the importance of outsourcing their logistics activities, notably through the organization of meetings designed to disseminate the best practices in the sector;
- The design and establishment of a classification system and qualification of integrated logistics players (labeling system);
- The upgrade of the logistics function within companies;
- The revision of specifications relating to demand for logistics service-provision on the part of public administrations and establishments;
- The implementation of a human resource development plan that is well suited to the needs of the logistics and transportation sector.
The logistics chain is largely dependent on the efficiency of the merchandise road-haulage component. To this end, and given the vital role that is played by the operators in road-transportation in the development of the logistics sector, the Logistics Strategy makes some recommendations, which cover several aspects, including the following:
- Improvement of the criteria governing access to the profession and the conditions underpinning operation and control;
- The development of conditions to stimulate aggregation of very small firms around the commissionaire trade-line;
- The consolidation of the operators of small and medium-sized companies, by means of the attraction of financial actors;
- Support to the development of “national champions,” notably through the development of the Moroccan TIR (International Road Transportation).