University of Economics – University of Da Nang and Wallonia Logistics Association (Belgium) has cooperated to organize a workshop about matters of road transport in the Central Region of Vietnam at the Hall E - University of Economics. The representatives participated in the workshop including the delegates from Wallonia Logistics Association, delegates of businesses with fleets, and numerous lecturers, students from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Faculty.
With working experiences at the Wallonia Logistics Association and results obtained from the survey in two logistics companies in Danang, specialist J. M. Becker shared with the delegates about several topics such as counseling to select vehicles for businesses, human resource training in the field of transport, the role of businesses in the context of globalization, the development of value-added services, and the importance of marketing activities in the field of logistics.
Mr. Becker said that since 01/01/2017 Vietnam would raise emission standards for cars that are manufactured, assembled and imported up to level four, so businesses needed to prepare immediately renewal plans for their fleet. The fleet renewal would also need a long-term vision because Vietnam would continue to raise the level of emission standards up to 5 by 2022. He also outlined the criteria when choosing vehicles including: quality, safety, and environmental protection.
On the issue of globalization, he said that Vietnam had a very favorable position in transportation. Vietnam should take advantage of this relevant in developing logistics, expanding and spreading to neighboring countries.
The discussion was also received many exchanged comments of businesses at the workshop such as competitive price, experiences about connecting members of logistics associations. "Competing on price only makes businesses together to go down, so should compete on quality and develop more value-added services (packaging, transportation,...), and marketing investment, that will help logistics companies confirm their position. "- Prof. Becker pointed out.
Concerns about price competition and experience associated clusters are issues that attracted much attention
Representative of the Wallonia Logistics Association said that businesses need communication investment, quality-related competition, and developing more value-added services to create competition for themselves
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