AUTHOR | KEYNOTE SPEAKER | MENTALIST
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Transport and logistics keynote speaker, Duncan Stevens, is the speaker of choice for global transport and logistics companies who look to become more persuasive and more effective through how they act and what they say to give them the edge during times of change.
Duncan has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, transportation companies and leadership teams including as well as more recognisable brands such as Coca Cola, Nike, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Procter and Gamble and Ford, to name just a few alongside Fortune 500 companies.
He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association, author of the best-selling book Effective Influence, entrepreneur and mentalist. He is regarded as one of the worlds leading authorities on influence and effectiveness and has established himself as a highly sought after, easy-to-work-with professional speaker in the transport and logistics industry.
An Overview Of The Transport and Logistics Industry:
The transport and logistics industry is involved in the movement of goods between producers and consumers. It comprises several sub-sectors, including transport by road, rail, air, sea or pipeline; storage of goods before they are transported or after they have arrived at their destination; the packaging of products for transportation purposes; logistics; and distribution.
Activity in the transport and logistics industry is directly linked to other sectors of the economy, such as agriculture (food production), manufacturing (producing consumer goods), mining (extracting materials) or retail (selling goods to consumers).
The delivery of raw materials to the factory gate, the manufacture of finished products for immediate or further sale, the delivery of consumer goods to warehouses and shops – all can be considered as value chains in their own right. Transport and logistics services support many different kinds of business activity throughout the economy. All rely on efficient and reliable transport and logistics systems to stay in business.
The transport and logistics industry is undergoing major changes. Some shifts are driven by technological advances, others by deregulation, liberalisation and privatisation. All have the ultimate effect of changing the competitive landscape in which business operators operate. There are now far fewer barriers to entry, greater competition between suppliers of services throughout the value chain – from manufacturers to distributors to retailers – and greater possibilities for using new technologies on a large scale.
All these changes are further complicated by the worldwide economic situation, with their impact on consumer spending, production cycles and trade patterns. Businesses need greater flexibility in the way they operate, both to adapt to changing market conditions, and to ensure that they retain a competitive edge.
The transport and logistics are constantly investing in conferences, seminars and summits to improve the performance of their teams and leaders. Some of the more notable transport and logistics conferences include the RISI’s Transportation Conference held in January each year. The NAFA Fleet Management Association’s annual conference is held in April or May each year whilst Transport Capital Partners – West Coast International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Annual Conference is held in April or May each year. Duncan is frequently hired as a transportation and logistics keynote speaker to inspire, motivate and educate teams and leaders every year.