May 02 2017

YPL visit LuxairCARGO and KPMG Luxembourg

The Young Professsionals Luxembourg and the Cluster for Logistics participated this year again to the Supply Chain Day, which took place on April 27th, and organised a double event.

At noon, the 12 registered participants at LuxairCARGO’s CargoCenter came together to visit Luxembourg’s ground handling operator. The company currently employs more than 1,100 employees and handles over 1.2 million tons of freight per year with expansion possibility. After the welcoming and short networking, the participants learned in a presentation about the largest airfreight handler at the Luxembourg airport. In addition to a state-of-the-art warehouse, the Cargo Center also includes a logistics center and a Goods Distribution Practice (GDP) health center.

On the ramp area, up to 8 freight aircraft of category F can be accommodated at the same time, an average loading and unloading takes only 2 hours! Next to the theoretical part the partakers went to the actual visit of the cargo center passing the security control and kicking the 1.5-hour supervised tour off. The diversity of cargo to be handled was particularly noticeable. In addition to temperature-controlled areas for pharmaceutical and health care products, dangerous substances, animals, perishable goods, high-tech products, but also consumption products are placed in the import and export areas. The positive feedback from all participants once again showed the fascination of airfreight and the initiative for young professionals, thanks to LuxairCARGO for the exciting day!

The Logisticians of Tomorrow at KPMG

Later in the afternoon, Johannes Hesse and Mathias Weinmann, the speakers of the Young Professionals in cooperation with and at KPMG Luxembourg, the BVL Chapter Luxembourg, the Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) were able to gather a total of 35 participants from various areas to present their topics. Under the theme "The Logisticians of Tomorrow" 4 highly interesting speeches were organized. All of them dealt with future-oriented trends and tendencies in logistics. For example, with industry 4.0 and its requirements for organizational changes within logistics.

Also, the topics of robot-controlled process automation as well as of the digital laboratory were discussed along with their impacts on the supply chain management. In the third keynote, "Hidden rules for success" got opened up where the participants were given various insights and advices on how to deal with the topic of careers in a more sustainable way. The LCL rounded the day up with their speech and where the partakers learned which skillset and what expertise is needed for managers to be able to face upcoming disruptive trends in Supply Chain Management.

The last point on the agenda but least important, the event ended as part of a network cocktail, in which the everybody was able to exchange information and discuss about the day. Overall, it was a successful but also very diversified event! The Young Professionals Logistics Luxembourg would like to thank all speakers, the supporting partners and especially at KPMG Luxembourg, LuxairCARGO and the Cluster for Logistics!

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