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TWENTY-FIVE year logistics veteran, Eric Herman has joined GEODIS to strengthen the supply chain operator’s growth in contract logistics throughout the Asia-Pacific.

Mr Herman’s extensive logistics experience in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, as well as network and facility design will support the company’s increased focus on  contract logistics in the region.

He joins GEODIS from CBRE Group’s supply chain advisory Asia where he was a senior consultant. Mr Herman’s previous career includes running Puma Energy in Indonesia; leading contract logistics and business development for CWT Ltd, and various management roles in ocean carrier Maersk.

In welcoming Mr Herman, GEODIS APAC regional president and CEO, Onno Boots said, “Eric has an in-depth Asia-Pacific market knowledge of e-commerce trends, last-mile networks and next generation warehouse designs.

“Through his leadership, I see the strengthening of our team’s capability and commercial approach. He will lead an accelerated growth strategy, by guiding our investments in contract logistics across the region, expanding GEODIS’ footprint and implementing state-of-the-art technology.”

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Mr Herman said, “COVID-19 and the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, formalising the world’s biggest trade deal, will greatly accelerate the need for robust supply chains that connect clients across the APAC region and beyond.

“Clients must adapt to rapid upticks in volumes. Major brands with increasing e-commerce businesses are desperate to retain their market share and get products to their end customers quicker than ever before.”

In 2019, GEODIS accounted for more than 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2bn in sales.

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