Over the course of the past few weeks, Ti has provided our blog readers with a number of posts about the various career paths into Ti. The purpose of this has been to promote the first-ever European Supply Chain Day and to highlight just how accessible this industry is for career development.
Our first post explored entry into logistics via the retail industry, which can be a common path for many. The second of our posts, presented a unique account of how careers can change. The most recent of Ti’s Supply Chain Day posts explores career development within Ti in particular – an opportunity that could be available to you – click here for further information.
As promised, today we have a post on the career-biography of Transport Intelligence’s CEO, John Manners-Bell. However, we also have an additional post for you about the latest step in his career path in the form of an interview with our Logistics Briefing team. Click here for the exclusive interview and insight into his latest publication, Supply Chain Risk.
About John Manners-Bell
John Manners-Bell is not only the CEO of Transport Intelligence, but is also an adviser to the World Economic Forum, an author, a presenter and a campaigner. His experiences in the logistics industry began from a young age having been immersed in the family freight business.
Prior to establishing Transport Intelligence in 2002, he began his working life as an operations manager of a logistics company based in the UK. He then held analyst positions in consultancies specialising in international trade, transport and logistics. Later, he spent a number of years as a manager of global express and logistics company, UPS, in a strategic marketing and communications role.
His education includes an MSc in Transport Planning and Management from University of Westminster and he is an Associate of King’s College London where he studied Classics and Theology. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Member of the Institute of Directors and Chair of the Supply Chain and Logistics Global Advisory Council of the World Economic Forum. He has also advised the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport.
John has travelled widely, undertaking research and speaking at conferences in countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan as well as in the Middle East, USA and extensively throughout Europe. He will be speaking at Ti’s Emerging Markets Conference in Dubai in June later this year.
He has had several papers published in academic journals and is widely quoted in the international and trade media as well as making regular appearances on radio and television. A number of articles and whitepapers written by John can be accessed by subscribing to Ti’s free Logistics Briefing. He has also written two books on the industry – ‘Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods’ and most recently ‘Supply Chain Risk: Understanding Emerging Threats to Global Supply Chains’ (Kogan Page).
It is for this most recent publication that John and Ti’s Logistics Briefing team held an exclusive interview. It provides insight into the publication’s major themes and also offers another perspective of most recent development in John’s career.
For further information on John’s career, take a look at his website where details of publications, speeches and events are available.
I hope that the European Supply Chain Day posts from team members here at Ti have been revealing of just how many career paths are available within our segment of the logistics industry. For further insight on careers in other areas of the logistics industry search #supplychainday on Twitter.