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Latvian logistics association/ Latvian Supply chain Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 1 January, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Latvija
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
ANDRIS
SPULIS
Cluster Manager
+37129203528
andris.spulis@spulisconsulting.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Latvian
Russian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Distribution and Electronic Commerce
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Supply chain
S3 EU priority areas: 
Transport & logistics
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
E COMMERCE LOGISTICS
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
30
Number of SME members: 
30
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

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  .

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belarus
Estonia
Lithuania
Russian Federation
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesName & Description (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
Other

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    

Promotion
Success Story / 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.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

LLA/ LSCC can be strategic local Partner in Latvia for logistics innovation through collaboration for Rail baltic (www.railbaltica.org)   new intermodal services and freight terminals.