Lars Magnusson joins TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee

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TIACA Shippers Advisory Committee representative for Ericsson Industry and Society, Lars Magnusson

Lars Magnusson is joining The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Shippers Advisory Committee as the new Ericsson Industry and Society representative.

The committee 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.

Magnusson is responsible for business architecture and delivery at Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden and has more than 25 years of international experience in supply chain management, specialising in digitisation.

TIACA chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte says: “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.”

Magnusson is part of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Digitisation Task Force and was the former President of the APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC) Board, and previously vice chairman of the SCC Technical Development Steering Committee.

He says: “TIACA is the only organisation 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.”

Magnusson’s appointment follows the announcement that committee vice chairman Robert Mellin will be stepping down from his role as engagement lead logistics at Ericsson.

TIACA Shippers Advisory Committee chairman, Lars Droog says: “We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Robert for his excellent work with TIACA in making the airfreight industry more efficient and competitive.

“It was Robert who started discussions on digitisation, and with Lars we believe we have found a good successor who will realise the goals described in the White Paper.”