In an effort to make the logistics services in the country more efficient, the sector is planning to create 7.5 million jobs. By 2022, the industry would be responsible for around 5 per cent of the total labour force in the Philippines. According to a specialist logistics services, this will give the country an edge among its counterparts in the Southeast Asian region.
During the recently concluded 1st Logistics Services Philippines Conference and Exhibition, a promise was made by logistics carriers to be a top contributor to the economy of the nation. They have created a list of things they are planning to accomplish in the next few years and one of them is that the industry will offer more jobs that by 2022 they will have constitute 5 per cent of the work force in the entire country.
In the document created during the conference, the logistics carriers promised to partner with stakeholders in both private and public sector in order to make sure that the services they are offering will improve. This is to meet the demand from the industry in developing the economy.
The logistics industry therefore has made a commitment to provide more efficient services through the reduction of red tape as well as by making sure that corrupt practices will no longer prevail. This is their way of helping lift the burden from the businesses.
The document also stated that their main priority will be automation, decentralization of the process when it comes to issuing permit and streamlining the process at the same time. It will make it easier for them to access requirements from different agencies of the government that relates to supply chain, trade facilitation, logistics and transport.
Logistics carriers along with specialist logistics services are aware that they have a vital responsibility in making sure that business process is more efficient. With this in mind, they have committed to abide by the EODB law and its provisions and to make sure that their government counterparts are also doing their job to implement the law.