The second annual conference "Logistics in Serbia – Chain of Supply – Large Resource for Business Improvement" was held in the hotel Hyatt in Belgrade on 05.06.2012.
The conference was opened by the Vice President of the European Logistics Association, Alfonz Antoni, who spoke about trends and strategies in the global logistics network, while about the latest trends, examples from practice and strategy of intermodal transport in the European Union spoke Mr. Peter Wolters, Secretary General of the European Intermodal Association.The Head of the Railways and Intermodal Transport Unit at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, Miodrag Poledica, presented the Belgrade Intermodal Terminal project.
The Manager of the Good Transportation Division of the Customs Administration, Veselin Milošević, presented to participants the importance, advantages and reasons for obtaining the status of an authorized business entity, not only for business companies, but also for the national economy. From the point of view of the customs activities, the authorized business entities represent currently a perfect example of a «reliable chain of supply of goods and services». Veselin Milošević informed the audience that the Customs Administration will, in the forthcoming period, using financial means from the IPA 2011 fund, work on implementation of this system in the Republic of Serbia, since it constitutes another step toward the membership of the Republic of Serbia in the EU.
Zoran Vučić, Assistant Director of the Free Zones Administration, presented to the participants at the event the way in which free zones are developed and operated. The professor of the Faculty of Traffic Engineering, Dr.Sc. Momčilo Miljuš spoke about the application of the RFID technology instead of bar code, while professor Dr.Sc. Slobodan Aćimović of the Faculty of Economics spoke about the product line and stock management in the chain of supply.At the conference was discussed also the development of logistics centres and pan-European corridors, about which spoke Slavoljub Jevtić on behalf of the national association “Transportation and Logistics”, while Rastko Mališić spoke, on behalf of the Law Office Marić – Mališić – Dostanić about importance of public-private partnership in infrastructural projects.
That the issues of logistics, transportation and chain of supply are very interesting and important for the further development of the economy is evidenced also by the fact that this conference gathered more than 150 representatives of companies from all parts of Serbia, as well as representatives of a number of associations and organizations in this field.