BASDA members have launched the Logistics and Supply Chain Special Interest Group in a bid to increase the number of collaborative working practices and systems across the industry.
The first meeting was hosted by Proteus Software and was attended by UKWA, CILT, Sage, Infor, Inovis and Dataflow among others, with speakers including UKWA chairman Roger Williams.
Howard Turvey, managing director of Proteus Software, has been elected as chairman of the newly founded group.
One of the key topics of the day was fuel cost reduction and how this could be achieved by companies sharing resources such as loads and warehouse space.
Williams said: “It is important that affiliations like UKWA, CILT and BASDA pull together and look for synergies that make us more effective for the benefit of all our members.”
Government legislation was also noted as having a major impact on the industry.
Jairo Rojas, director general of BASDA, said: “If our members feel strongly about an issue we will lobby the government on their behalf and get involved with relevant working parties.”
In doing so, along with collaborating with other organisations such as UKWA and CILT, BASDA hopes to “act more effectively on behalf of the logistics industry, with one united voice”.