Distribution Business Management Association: Distribution Business Management (DBM) Association
is a not-for-profit educational forum dedicated to global unification of
universities and corporations for the purpose of studying and improving
the science of distribution, logistics and supply chain management. DBM
strives to bridge the gaps between corporations, individuals and knowledge
with the ultimate goal of improving logistics management skills and the
supply chain business.
International Warehouse Logistics Association
(IWLA): IWLA is a trade association of warehouse logistics
providers that helps members run high-quality, profitable businesses. IWLA
focuses on the warehouse logistics business, providing ideas and information
that make it easier for member companies to succeed.
Value-added warehouse logistics service providers.
Their site is packed with useful information about
warehousing, value-added services, logistics outsourcing and
their Association. They
hope you find IWLA to be a valuable resource.
Southeastern Warehouse Association: SWA is a close knit group of third party warehouse and logistic
providers with the common goal of improving their competitive position through
professional development. SWA membership
consists of approximately 160 members - warehousemen and associate members.
SWA members operate over 72 million square
feet of high quality warehousing in the twelve southeastern states.
SWA members distribute a wide variety of
products including appliances, chemicals, food and beverages, HAZMAT, paper,
pharmaceuticals, and textiles.
United Kingdom Warehouse Association: Established in 1944, when the Government of the day asked for representatives
from warehousing companies to form a Committee to discuss the storage and
distribution of food and materials in wartime Britain, the Association was
originally known as the National Association of Inland Warehouse Keepers
- a body formed to protect and further the interests of public warehouse
keepers conducting businesses outside the major ports. The overwhelming
majority of UKWA's members remain third party warehousing and logistics
services companies, or 3PLs as they are perhaps better known, but the move
to widen the Association's membership eligibility means that UKWA is now
truly representative of the wider supply chain community. Their
mission statement, "The UKWA offers a service to logistics service
companies and any organisations that provide warehousing and other logistics
support services in the supply chain. It does this by helping to establish
a favourable operating environment, by providing a forum for discussion
on non-competitive issues and by disseminating information to assist them
in their business."