Digital pioneer Lars Magnusson joins TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee as new Ericsson representative

Digital pioneer Lars Magnusson joins TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee as new Ericsson representative

TIACA welcomes Lars Magnusson, who brings extensive digitization experience to the Shippers Advisory Committee

Miami, Florida, USA, Monday, 16th July 2018 – Supply process development expert Lars Magnusson is joining TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee as the new Ericsson Industry and Society representative.

TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from different industries to encourage all sectors of the air cargo supply chain to engage in discussion and embrace new processes, technology, and greater transparency.

Magnusson is responsible for Business Architecture, Deliver, at Ericsson AB in Stockholm, Sweden, and has more than 25 years’ international experience in supply chain management, specializing in digitization.

“Digitalization is sweeping across the supply chain, as all sectors seek to update their systems and implement digital processes, so we are pleased to welcome Lars and his expertise to TIACA,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, Chairman, TIACA.

“Technological developments are an important consideration for TIACA as the logistics and transport industry continues to evolve, and the impact on the air freight supply chain will be a main topic at the Air Cargo Forum in Toronto in October.”

Magnusson is currently part of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Digitization Task Force and was the former President of the APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC) Board, and previous Vice Chairman of the SCC Technical Development Steering Committee.

“TIACA is the only organisation representing all corners of the air freight supply chain and joining the Shippers Advisory Committee is an opportunity to help the industry improve digital processes and collaborate with colleagues from different sectors,” said Magnusson.

The appointment of Magnusson follows the announcement that Committee Vice Chairman Robert Mellin, will be stepping down from his role as Engagement Lead Logistics at Ericsson.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Robert for his excellent work with TIACA in making the airfreight industry more efficient and competitive,” added Lars Droog, Chairman, TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee.

“It was Robert who started discussions on digitization, and with Lars we believe we have found a good successor who will realize the goals described in the White Paper.”

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Lars Magnusson, the new Ericsson Industry and Society representative for TIACA’s Shippers Advisory Committee.




The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and specialist career development training for members.

We champion every size of business and help shape the policy which affects all our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

TIACA is a not-for-profit trade association representing aircraft manufacturers, airports, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, consultants, Customs brokers, educational institutions, equipment manufacturers, general sales agents, ground handlers, freight forwarders, integrators, IT systems providers, logistics companies, road carriers, shippers and screening technology developers.

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum is a biennial event bringing together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe.

The 2018 event will take place in Toronto, Canada from 16th to 18th October and is co-located with the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) 70th anniversary conference, and the inaugural Multimodal Americas show.

For more information on the 2018 ACF or to register visit or contact TIACA Executive Director Warren Jones on +1 (786) 265 7011 or email