A Fourth Star for Germany

SCM Research

So far, Germany has won the FIFA World Cup three times, in 1954, 1974 and 1990, and there is a good chance that it will win it a fourth time this weekend. Well, according to a report by Spiegel Online (in German) , Adidas has already prepared its supply chain operations and started to put a fourth star, symbolizing the number of World Cup victories, on some of its newly produced Germany soccer jerseys.


Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

Supply Chain Network

Nasdaq: MSFT) is moving its European logistics activities from Germany to the Netherlands as a risk-avoidance measure related to its ongoing legal battle with Motorola Mobility Inc. Microsoft says that, even though it would prefer to stay in Germany (an important regional technology center and Europe’s largest economy), the risk was too great to stay there.


Another Organized Labor Motivated Labor Walkout Involving Amazon in Germany

Supply Chain Matters

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, a work stoppage involving fulfillment center workers at Amazon.com’s German based facilities took place. This was yet another walkout amid a series of periodic work disruptions that date back to 2013. As occurred with other such incidents, there were no reported disruptions in Amazon’s fulfillment activities within the German facilities.


International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Darmstadtium Congress Centre, Darmstadt, Germany. Join us this October at a business-focussed, customer-led event – the 2 nd International SAP® Conference on Supply Chain in Darmstadt, Germany. International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2015. Date: 1-2 October, 2015.


Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Which Country is the Most Manufacturing Intensive

Supply Chain Digest

While China May be Number 1 in Total Value Add, Germany Dominate Per Capita Rankings


Hey Mr. President, Why Can’t We Be More Like Germany?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Germany vs. Germany. But soccer isn’t the only thing that Germany is admired for. Recent statements from a New York Times article show that Germany is the envy of Europe for economic reasons as well. Germany’s stock market is riding high, its unemployment rate has remained stubbornly low and the Continent’s best and brightest are moving here in droves. The secret sauce for Germany is related to a number of important policies, in my opinion.


Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

27 – 29 November 2017 | Berlin, Germany The latest technologies & strategies for visibility, flexibility and speed The SCMS Summit covers a number of key areas pivotal to improving the power of your supply chain


eCommerce: The New Frontier for Manufacturers

ModusLink Corporation

My colleagues and I will soon be headed to Frankfurt, Germany to attend eCommerce for Manufacturers: Online B2B & B2B2C Practices on behalf of ModusLink, and I’ve been asked to present on how strengthening online customer relationships optimizes supply chain management.


What CEOs are Saying About the EMEA Marketplace

Supply Chain Nation

SCN: In the PwC survey, the CEOs indicated that Germany and Russia were two areas where they expect significant growth. All-Channel retail Omni-Channel Supply Chain consumer goods EMEA Germany retail Russia


Protecting and Preserving


However, Lumber Liquidators is learning a hard lesson that sourcing wood from the habitats of endangered Siberian tigers in Southeast Asia—and then claiming the timber came Germany—is bad for the bottom line and illegal


Germany’s ZF to Acquire TRW Automotive for Product Innovation Leveraging

Supply Chain Matters

The current waves of industry acquisition frenzy continue as cheap money remains available, and as usual, industry supply chains are impacted. Today’s business headlines include a massive deal involving two global automobile systems, components and parts suppliers. ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced its intent to acquire TRW Automotive Holdings in a reported all-cash deal that is estimated to be in excess of $11 billion.


Tesla Motors Announces Intent to Acquire German Advanced Manufacturing Automation Design Firm

Supply Chain Matters

The innovative electric car manufacturer announced its intent to acquire Grohmann Engineering of Germany, a noted manufacturing automation design firm. In case our automotive and high tech industry focused readers were not aware, Tesla Motors made a very significant announcement this week regarding efforts to ramp-up manufacturing and supply chain volume expansion needs.


To No Surprise- Another Ocean Container Shipping Lines Alliance Announced

Supply Chain Matters

Late last week came the announcement that Germany based […]. At the beginning of this month, Supply Chain Matters advised our readers to pay particular attention to the ongoing sober signs of global transportation structural changes. For the ocean container shipping segment, it was inevitable that a new multi-carrier alliance would emerge, and indeed it has. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog


The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management for Oil And Gas Industry 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Intercontinental Berlin, Germany. Download the brochure >> Register now >> Events Berlin event Germany global procurement Intercontintal Berlin Magvoy Energy oil and gas industry Supply Chain ManagementThe Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management for Oil And Gas Industry 2016. Date: 11-12 April, 2016. Organizer: Magvoy Energy – MagVoyages ltd. Url: [link].


Supply Chain News on What Countries are Tops in Logistics

Supply Chain Digest

Biannual World Bank Logistics Performance Index Puts Germany On Top Again, as US Falls to 10th Place


Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The report reveals that suppliers in France, the UK, Spain and Germany are identified as the most sustainable ones, whereas suppliers in China, Italy and the U.S. The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy.


World Cup fever: Scoring the goal


If we take Germany as an example, we see that even Joachim Löw has a manager, DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach. During holidays and special events, we tend see the same themes in supply chain blog posts.


Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the most important hub for academic positions at more senior levels is academics.com ; selected logistics/SCM-related positions can also be found on the vacancies page of VHB’s WK Logistik (in German, but usually contains offers in English, too). Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management?


Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2016

SCM Research

For example, Adidas will start production in Germany in 2016 – in its new “Speedfactory”, which is operated largely by robots. I believe that SCM in 2016 will be focused on customers – more than ever before! First, analyzing customer data could become the new core competency. Many companies already got rid of non-core processes.


Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 1, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Japan, Germany Need Robots to Deal Aging Populations, eFulfillment Wars have Come to Pizza Delivery,MIT Breakthrough in Pasta Delivery, UPS Joint Venture to Power China to US Air Shipments


SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges


tons of airfreight, but also operates as Deutsche Post in Germany. in Germany, and millions of shipments. The organization includes their Express business, Global Forwarding Freight of Air freight, ocean, and road, and Supply Chain, that is focused on Contract Logistics and Industry Solutions. In our second SCRC presentation, a team from DHL Supply Chain spoke about how digital issues are changing their business. DHL is a global business that manages 3.6M


G7 Summit: World Leaders Discuss Global Supply Chains

SCM Research

Expectations were low for the G7 Summit in Germany, which ended today. It is thus all the more surprising that the participants have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century.


Celebrating Supply Chain Day


We have been in Germany for over 10 years and are growing fast. Can you name one product that doesn’t involve logistics? It’s amazing how much logistics is part of our lives, and how much we take it for granted.


Global ManuChem Strategies 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany. Global ManuChem Strategies 2016. Date: 17-18 March, 2016. Organisation: we.CONECT Global Leaders. URL: www.production-chemicals.com/en/. The calendar event for all chemical manufacturers in Europe.


Global Logistics—August 2015

Inbound Logistics

In spite of U.S.


Ethical Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

An interesting application of ethical SCM comes from KAT, the Association for Controlled Alternative Animal Husbandry, “the inspection body in Germany and neighbouring EU countries for the scrutiny of eggs from alternative forms of hen rearing (free-range, barn and organic rearing)” The system helps to put visibility into the supply chain. Ethical supply chain management is among the most neglected areas of our field.


Inventory optimization: German DIY and Garden Center Chain HELLWEG Implements RELEX SCM-Software

RELEX Solutions

Established in 1971, the family-owned group runs 96 HELLWEG Baumärkte (DIY) stores across Germany and Austria, 56 BayWA Bau und Gartenmärkte (DIY and gardening) outlets in southern Germany, and six Gartencenter Augsburg garden centers in North Rhine-Westphalia. Read PDF.


3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

The 21st Century Supply Chain

One example is zeean , a project based in Potsdam, Germany that enlists public feedback to collect data on global economic responses to extreme weather.


7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.


RELEX Solutions Partners with Strategix CFT to Support Continued Growth and Increase Customer Reach

RELEX Solutions

Under the new agreement, RELEX Solutions and Strategix CFT will offer the combined solutions and services, with Strategix CFT having existing presence in the US, Germany, Poland, Russia and Turkey, and RELEX in 20 countries worldwide including North America, UK and Germany. It employs about 200 people worldwide, with offices in Germany, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the USA. Read PDF.


Global Logistics—September 2015

Inbound Logistics

Ocean carrier dependability dips for the first time in six months; Low water conditions force Panama Canal to consider draught restrictions; IKEA invests in Romanian forest; Germany greenlights Daimler’s self-driving truck pilot program; Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) looks to create a global traceability too for seafood supply chain


Europris: “Best Enterprise Solution” at Reta Europe Awards

RELEX Solutions

On 6th March 2017, Europris, the largest discount variety retailer in Norway, and RELEX proudly received the award “Best Enterprise Solution” at the retail technology awards Europe (reta) 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany. By winning, Europris demonstrates increased efficiency in its supply chain through the implementation of an innovative system, namely RELEX Solutions. Related videos.


This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Deutsche Post will deliver AmazonFresh goods in Germany (Reuters). Meanwhile, Reuters reports that “Deutsche Post’s package service DHL will deliver goods for Amazon’s AmazonFresh service in Germany, several people close to the matter said on Wednesday.


Managing Supply Chain Relationships with German Managers


Germany companies are becoming more commonplace in not just automotive supply chains (BMW, Bosch, Daimler), but in chemicals (BASF), pharmaceuticals (Bayer), industrial manufacturing (Siemens), and software (SAP). Every country, including Germany, has a unique way of communicating and doing business. When answering a phone call in Germany, you should identify yourself by referring to your last name.


This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Robots set to aid postal workers with deliveries in Germany ( Reuters ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany.


Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. Germany.


Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. This week I am busy packing. It is the same feeling that I had as a child getting ready for camp. For the next 18 weeks I will be in the air.


How to stay cool in the heat


Here in Germany, you never know how long summer lasts. Like I said at the beginning: Summer can come and go quickly in Germany. It looks like summer is at its peak: It’s 35 degrees in Berlin today, and I’m looking forward to some yummy ice-cream with my son in the park.


How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry


Prior to that, Phil held a variety of other logistics roles in both Germany and the United States. How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry.


4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The current categorization of G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) won’t be applicable. by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. Often.