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Member advantage arrangements have proven to be a highly effective tool for industry associations to offer value to their members. Member advantage arrangements in logistics are particularly powerful because for SMEs potentials for savings are large. Not only can savings be made by combining buying power, bundling transport flows actually creates real and sustainable savings for the entire supply chain.
Proposition to members
IAF has several options for its member associations to set up logistic member advantage arrangements. The most complete set up is modeled on the successful operation set up by MODINT, IAF’s Dutch association member. This is a set of arrangements coverings the broad range of logistics, from expres mail to warehousing services. The IAF works together with specialised partner Greenway Logistics to build these operations for IAF member associations in other countries. This means that IAF and Greenway work with the national association to set up a customized range of arrangements. The operation may contain a commission fee for the national association. Greenway then makes the necessary deals with the logistics companies and helps the association to bring the advantages to their members. This operation makes free consultancy for apparel companies on logistic issues possible.
Alternatively, an operation may be build focusing only on one aspect of logistics, such as for instance expres mail. In this case, IAF can use its connection with Global HQs of large companies such as IAF partner DHL and the expertise of its partner Greenway to secure an excellent rate for the members of a national association.
The logistic arrangements have allowed MODINT to offer 350 out of its 600 members so far a good saving on their logistic costs, a free logistic consultancy service and a revenue stream. IAF is running a successful pilot in Sweden, where the MODINT model has been copied and transformed to the Swedish situation. Teko, the Swedish association in involved and a number of Swedish companies are saving on their logistic costs through these arrangements. And in Belgium, a similar projects has just been launched.
IAF believes in the power of member advantage arrangements and in the global cooperation within IAF to make these arrangements even stronger. We are actively looking for industry associations that share this vision and that are looking for increasing their value added to their members. We are talking to associations in 3 other countries in addition to the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden. Please feel free to let us know you are interested to see what these arrangements can do for you. Crietee@iafnet.com