Latvian logistics association/ Latvian Supply chain Cluster

Latvia: Latvia
ANDRIS SPULIS

Overview

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About us

VISION

To increase Latvian logistics sector’s international competitiveness.

MISSION

To unite the transport sectors representatives from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, thus contributing to their growth, competitiveness and efficiency, running on a single sector -based strategies.

KEY ACTIVITIES

1 Single Latvia transport logistics sector offer's design and presentation for international markets.

2. Sector’s  human resources competence development.

3. The involvement of the sector into national transport policy planning processes.

4. The transport logistics sector business improvement (legislation, competition, etc).

5.  Involvement of new members  .

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 30
    Cluster Members
  • 30
    SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

5 FOR EXCELLENCE PROJECT:  Five for Cross-industry Value Chain Excellence

5 partners from Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, representing 5 clusters working in 3 industrial sectors: information technologies, logistics, and food production and processing are members of the 5FOREXCELLENCE consortium. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the management excellence of the involved clusters. The specific objectives are: 1) to improve management and performance practices of the involved clusters, 2) to enable clusters to provide more professional business services to SMEs, 3) to develop the capacities necessary for cross-sectoral and international collaboration and 4) to raise awareness of other local cluster organizations and business networks of the benefits of the cluster management excellence approach. The project is built on 5 Work packages: WP1 Management, which aims to ensure effective management and coordination of the project; WP2 Benchmarking planned for empowering the involved clusters with tools necessary for improvement of their management process, thus increasing their excellence and advancing to become world-class clusters; WP3 Training is aimed to strengthen and to increase the involved clusters' management and performance excellence; WP4 Identification and planning of services to be provided to SMEs is planned for identification and definition of specific services necessary for SMEs, to be developed and offered by clusters; and WP5 Dissemination and follow up activities is aimed to disseminate project results and to develop a strategy and plan for ensuring sustainability of project's results and promotion of management excellence of the involved partners. Anticipated results and impact: 1) Enhanced performance excellence of 5 clusters. 2) More professional business support services provided to at least 227 companies (current participants of clusters) and about 1000 SMEs (participants of partnering clusters). EU added value: about 1227 more competitive and sustainable SMEs in at least 18 EU Member States.

Management team

ANDRIS SPULIS
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

Project #058 The Strategic Project on Trans-national Commercial Activities in Research & Innovation, Clusters and in SME-Networks, StarDust of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013”

Project # 068, Amber Coast Logistics / ACL of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 Nordic Mobility projects for 2011-2013 period:

BI-GRO-364” Experience exchange on green corridors and best practices for port hubs and terminals”; ”Experience exchanges on best practices of BSR maritime clusters cooperation”

5FOREXCELLENCE." Five for Cross-industry Value Chain Excellence ".COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02/COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02-1    

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Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Estonia
Lithuania
Sweden

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Food In Eco Network

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