TITLE: Anticipation builds as the countdown to the launch of SCIR 2008 begins

Published October 5th, 2009 - 09:51 GMT

 Anticipation is building as the countdown to the first launch of the full results of the pioneering Saudi Arabian Supply Chain Intelligence Report (SCIR) begins. Commissioned by leading supply chain and logistics provider Hala Supply Chain Services (Hala SCS), the first launch of SCIR 2008 will be taking place this Monday, 5 October, at the Coral international hotel in Khobar.  Only a few seats are still available due to the great response from supply chain and logistics managers, and chief executives keen to improve their service levels and competitive advantage.

 

SCIR is an international, independent study of the supply chain, management and logistics practices in Saudi Arabia and other emerging economies. The aim of the research was to provide insight into many forces that are driving change in supply chain management in Saudi Arabia and to demonstrate how the most successful companies are dealing with these new and evolving challenges.

 

“Hala SCS firmly believes in the importance and value of sharing the full SCIR findings with the supply chain and logistics industry in Saudi Arabia, as well as some of the opportunities available to companies to reduce costs, improve productivity and the bottom line. Ultimately the study clearly indicates what companies need to be doing in order to improve service levels, gain competitive advantage and increase profitability. By taking the recommended actions there would be positive implications not only for Saudi Arabia’s local economy, but also for the region’s global standing. We would therefore like to encourage supply chain and logistics managers, and chief executive officers from all industries in Saudi Arabia to join us for the launch of the full results,” said Hala SCS Managing Director Husam S. Al-Saleh.

 

Several astonishing insights into the operation and methodologies of the supply chain and logistics industry in Saudi Arabia were gained through the research, such as the heavy reliance on DIY strategies which not only goes against the international trend, and also appears to be negatively impacting on service levels, competitive advantage and profitability. Information released to the media around such insights thus far has generated significant interest within the industry, and has prompted calls for the full release of the report.

 

Adding to the specialist knowledge that will be shared at the SCIR 2008 launches will be the presentation of a case study by Hala SCS on their revolutionary Route Optimisation methodology. Custom designed to suit unique transport requirements in the region, Hala SCS will provide evidence on  how this system can increase the number of deliveries that can be achieved per vehicle per day by up to 20%, as well as reduce the total distance travelled by a fleet by up to 50%.

 

"We would like to encourage supply chain and logistics managers, and chief executive officers from all industries in Saudi Arabia to join us for the launch of the full result,” said Hala SCS Managing Director Husam S. Al-Saleh.

 

Attendance at the seminars is free of charge, and a limited number of seats are still available. Bookings are essential.

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