Long Beach, CA – Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry A. Bridges on was appointed chairman of the North American Chapter of the Global Institute of Logistics, an international organization that focuses on improving global logistics.
The formal appointment was made on March 6 at a dinner held in conjunction with the 2012 TPM conference in Long Beach, CA. The Institute's North American Chapter dinner brought together thought leaders from all over the world to meet with their colleagues in the American logistics industry.
"I am excited about being part of an organization that is solely focused on improving our industry using education, knowledge, data analysis, benchmarking and standards as the primary tools," Bridges said. "The GIL approach is to look at every aspect of the issue to bring about the right kind of change that will benefit all of the components in the logistics chain and ultimately result in more business."
The North American Chapter of the Institute provides a forum through which North American shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators can share knowledge to improve supply chain efficiency and security.
Established in New York in 2003, the Global Institute of Logistics (GIL) is the Network Corporate University for Global Port Communities. Members combine to form a Global Network through which knowledge is shared, best practice is adopted and trade developed.
Above: Bridges at TPM addressing fellow members of GIL.