Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Logistics and Freight Professionals Challenged by Supply Chain Game at Multimodal Event

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UK – Last year we wrote a couple of articles about a board game, ‘Business on the Move’, designed to instruct youngsters on the realities of the supply chain and teach them how freight and logistics were vital to their everyday lives. Now the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is inviting visitors to this year’s Multimodal 2015 event in Birmingham in April to try a specially adapted ‘speed version’ of the game for themselves.

The competition will take place on the UKWA Pavilion and participants must aim to maximise the value of their deliveries by air, land and sea and compete head to head to make the most profit they can in a 15 minute period. Playing against the clock they will have to balance delivering lucrative long-distance orders with smaller but quicker deliveries nearer to base.

There will be 30 games played over the course of the Multimodal exhibition. A daily ‘leader board’ will record the best scores, with the overall winner being invited to the prestigious UKWA Annual Awards & Luncheon at The Dorchester Hotel, London in July to receive the winner’s trophy from Lord Digby Jones. Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA explained the reasoning behind the idea saying:

“Logistics needs to recruit the best young people to meet the challenges faced in our changing industry. We hope that this fun competition at Multimodal will encourage the logistics community to reach out to young people and inspire them to become the future of our sector.”

Sixty places are open to all-comers for the UKWA Multimodal Challenge. Closing date for entries is Friday 17 April 2015. To enter, please email info@ukwa.org.uk