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Supply Chain

Freight logistics currently contributes over $400 million to GDP in the wider Bay of Plenty region, with 3,100 full time employees working in this sector.
The amount of freight moved around New Zealand is expected to double over the next 30 years.  Due to its proximity to Port of Tauranga, the region has a strong competitive advantage in this area.  The increasing focus on enhancing the logistics capability and expertise will see a boost to the local economy as well as to New Zealand as a whole.
Businesses are working together with public agencies to ensure infrastructure is built at the right time to meet real commercial needs.
The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is leading the way in integrated logistics planning with the recent opening of the Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Training Centre, the only centre of its kind in New Zealand.
The Bay of Connections Freight Logistics Strategy was launched in December 2011 as an action plan for the industry. The region is committed to measuring performance and working to continually improve productivity. Studies of best practice logistics operations in other countries will help Tauranga to adopt or adapt world leading practices and reduce the risk of unnecessary expenditure.