• The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the Global Supply Chain Classroom formalized their commitment to advance supply chain education
• Under a memorandum of understanding, the collaboration focuses on capacity-building and educational programs targeting low- and middle-income territories that lack access to established supply chain education at the university level
• The partnership includes a joint initiative—the GSCC Global Sustainability Supply Chain Student Competition—which engages university students in addressing supply chain challenges and developing sustainable solutions
• FIATA and GSCC previously collaborated on a webinar series
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Global Supply Chain Classroom (GSCC) have formalized their commitment to advance supply chain education.
Under a memorandum of agreement, the collaboration focuses on capacity-building and educational programs targeting low- and middle-income territories that lack access to established supply chain education at the university level, FIATA said in a statement.
Under the agreement, FIATA and GSCC will collaborate on the GSCC Global Sustainability Supply Chain Student Competition—an initiative uniting university students to tackle supply chain challenges, actively engaging emerging talents, and crafting sustainable solutions for the industry’s future.
Endorsed by the UN Group of Friends of Sustainable Transport, this competition, organized by GSCC and the International Center for Transport Diplomacy, aims to foster innovation, creativity, and sustainable practices among future supply chain leaders.
The collaboration builds on the success of a previous joint venture—the webinar series on ‘Market Structure and Maritime Competition’ held in 2022.
The series featured three sessions with high-level panelists from national and international commissions and organizations.
The positive outcomes of this collaboration laid the foundation for their current initiative, showcasing a shared commitment to shaping the future of global logistics and jointly promoting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles.
“As we stand at the crossroads of globalization and sustainability, FIATA is thrilled to join forces with the Global Supply Chain Classroom in a commitment to promote excellence in freight forwarding and logistics sector academic education, with a focus on making the UN SDGs a reality,” FIATA’s Director General, Stéphane Graber, said.
He emphasized the collaboration’s significance in making education a catalyst for positive change and putting sustainability at the forefront of shaping the future of global trade.
GSCC president Chung Tam echoed this sentiment, saying, “We are very excited about the opportunity to further our collaboration with FIATA. Global supply chains have evolved rapidly to become knowledge-based, technology-driven, and sustainability-focused. Access to quality supply chain education programs is more critical now than ever. By working with FIATA members and member-national associations, we will leverage GSCC’s experience and resources to deliver university-level educational programs, preparing the next generation of supply chain leaders to succeed in our diverse, globalized economy.”