Al Futtaim Logistics Company LLC

Profile of the Company:

Al-Futtaim Logistics is a leading supply chain management company based in Jebel Ali, UAE. Established in the 1980s, Al-Futtaim Logistics is one of the region’s largest and most respected logistics service providers in the UAE with global reach to 150 countries through its strategic network partnership. Al-Futtaim Logistics is an Al-Futtaim group company, housing over 225 brands under its flagship.

The company has many years of specialised experience in several key sectors, and has a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in providing solutions for: Automotive, Retail, Fashion, Food, Footwear, Industrial, Engineering, Electronics, High-Tech, Humanitarian and Project Cargo. Our service capabilities extend to Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance, Warehousing & Contract Logistics, Goods Transportation & Distribution, Corporate Transportation, Relocations and International Moving.

The company manages over 250,000 square meter warehousing and 1,000,000 square meters open storage space with its own fleet and operational centers located in major air and sea hubs in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim Logistics is fully accredited ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 Integrated Management System organisation and one of only five companies in UAE to have the FIDI FAIM PLUS certification for its Relocations and International Moving business.

The company has won a host of awards: ESEA Smart Services Award 2016 for M-Token Services, Innovation Awards 2016 from Dubai Trade, Supply Chain of the Year 2016, Supply Chain of the Year 2015, 3PL Service Provider of the Year 2014 by ITP Publishing Group and Logistics Manager of the Year 2014 at the SCATA awards organised by ITP Publishing Group.

Represented by:

Mr. Raman Kumar

Managing Director - Al-Futtaim Logistics

Raman Kumar, 53, is highly experienced accounting professional with more than 25 years in the Logistics industry. Kumar qualified MBA in Finance, CMA, Risk Analyst, Post-Graduation in Financial Accounting, Post-Graduation in Management and Graduate in Commerce and Accounting. Kumar was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Kumar is a member of professional accounting bodies like Management Accountant in USA and Australia.

In 1995, Kumar joined Al-Futtaim Group as a Senior Accountant and moved to the position of Finance Manager 5 years back. Before joining Al-Futtaim Kumar was working with Inchcape Shipping Group for 7 years in Abu Dhabi and Muscat as Management Accountant.

As Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Logistics in UAE, he oversees a multicultural team of over 950 associates. Kumar was instrumental in heading the company during the change in 2013. Since then, under his leadership, Al-Futtaim Logistics achieved several milestones which contributed to the outstanding achievements the company has had to date. He played a critical role in stabilizing and speeding the strategic decisions, which is indicative of his seamless change management, business relationships and people competence.

Under the leadership of Kumar, Al-Futtaim Logistics has achieved new heights in value added and new service offerings. Cost and time saving initiatives were completed in record time attributed to faster decision making, communication and motivated workforce. As such, the company is today a diversified logistics service provider, and with continued focus on customer satisfaction and business excellence, he has brought a new dimension of customer-centricity into the core of the company, embedding it as the basis of all its undertakings.

Kumar is also a responsible member of the UAE society, taking great interest in the organisation’s contribution to the UAE logistics industry. He supports the nationalisation initiatives, Trakhees Corporate Social Responsibility causes, and Middlesex University student developments. Al-Futtaim Logistics which is registered member of the Green Freight Asia carefully monitors its green house gas emissions. His recent initiative includes the launch of the biofuel powered transportation fleet.

With an impressive track record to match so far, Kumar has an open and transparent management style and he is well able to connect to all levels in an organization. This was confirmed as Mr Kumar received the “Best Manager Award” from Gallup for outstanding performance in associate engagement, consistently recognised over 4 waves and in 2014, recognised as the Logistics Manager of the Year (Supply Chain And Transportation Awards - SCATA) and 6th Most Powerful & Influential Executives of 3rd party logistics companies in the Middle East (ITP Business Publication) for the year 2016.