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.

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.

Logistics made in Germany – by “Logistics Alliance Germany”

Quintiq

What’s the current view of logistics in Germany and what can we do to strengthen cohesion in the industry? The “Logistics Alliance Germany” (LAG) is the initiative created to support this objective. And that with success, “Logistics made in Germany” has since been recognized worldwide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

32nd International Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: InterContinental and Schweizerhof, Berlin (Germany). At no other event in Germany the “logistics market” is as within reach as at this conference. It became the central meeting point for managers in Germany. Events Berlin BVL Conference Germany intercontinental hotel international supply chain conference logistics market schweizerhof world in motion32nd International Supply Chain Conference. Date: 28-30 October, 2015.

Clinical Trials Supply Chain Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Berlin, Germany. Download the agenda >> Register now >> Events Berlin Clinical Trials Supply Chain Forum CTMS event Fleming Forum Germany IRT systemsClinical Trials Supply Chain Forum. Date: 29-30 September, 2016. Organisation: Fleming.

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.

33rd International Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: InterContinental and Schweizerhof, Berlin (Germany). More information >> Events Berlin Conference digitization Driving change event Germany Intercontinental IT LOG.Camp logistics Machinery Plant Engineering schweizerhof supply chain Supply Chain Management

EPE – European Procurement Excellence 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany). EPE – European Procurement Excellence. Date: 22 June, 2016. Organisation: BME Verband. URL: www.bme.de/en/all-events-en/epe/. en/all-events-en/epe/. Shaping the Future. Providing procurement value in a complex world.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Download the brochure for more information >> Register now >> Events 3D printing Airbus BME CPO event Germany Global Sourcing Hamburg innovation Site visit students young professionalsDate: September 6, 2016. Venue: Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (D). Organisation: BME.

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Transport Logistic – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Messe München, Germany. Events Germany internation exhibition IT logistics messe munich Mobility Supply Chain Management Transport logistic Value Chain Transport Logistic – 2015. Date: 5-8 May, 2015. Organisation: Messe München GmbH. URL: www.transportlogistic.de. 100% LOGISTICS. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic.

Germany's Hapag-Lloyd is about to join mega ship club

Logistics Middle East

Hapag-Lloyd is reportedly close to signing a deal to significantly expand its fleet with 20,000-teu ships

EXCHAiNGE 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Events Conference digitization EXCHAiNGE Frankfurt am Main gamification Germany Holm real-time practice risk management social manufacturing supply chain EXCHAiNGE 2015. Date: 25-26 June 2015. Venue: House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM), Frankfurt am Main (DE). Organiser: Huss-Verlag.

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

Supply Chain @ MIT

The most fancied competitor, Brazil, was humiliated, in front of its home crowd, in a 1-7 defeat by Germany (more of that later). Most of the seven goals that Germany scored against Brazil had the same quality. Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the first semi-final match was a case study in how to clinically dismantle inferior opposition. The winners of the 2014 World Cup, Germany, had already learned lessons like these before they got to Brazil.

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].

15th Annual Cool Chain & Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH, Frankfurt am Main – Germany. Events Cool Chain Europe FMCG Frankfurt am Main GDP Germany iqpc Life sciences logistics messe frankfurt temperature controlled logistics15th Annual Cool Chain & Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe. Date: 25-28 January 2016. Organiser: IQPC. URL: www.coolchaineurope.com.

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

3rd Annual Clinical Trials Supply Chain

Supply Chain Movement

Events Clinical Trials supplies Fleming Europe Germany Munich temperature controlled logistics 3rd Annual Clinical Trials Supply Chain. Date: 29-30 September 2015. Venue: Munich, German. Organisation: Fleming Europe. URL: pharma.flemingeurope.com/clinical-trials-supply-chain-conference. Sophisticated Interactive Platform focusing on Trends, E-Challenges and Deep Market Analysis within Clinical Trials Supplies. In a way life is all about efficient and up-to-date Supply Chain.

SC and Sales senior team squabbles: Always bad for business

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

At least it won’t be to Germany this time – what rotten bad luck boys! Another sign of getting old I guess. When was the last time you watched a football match when no tattoos were on show and the haircuts did not look like something out of the Time Warp musical?

Supply Chain News Ford Testing Collaborative Robots on Factory Floor

Supply Chain Digest

In Cologne, Germany Plant, Workers Put Shock Absorbers in Place, and Robot Does the Rest

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

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Logistics Performance Rankings for 160 Countries Worldwide

Supply Chain Digest

From Number 1 Germany to Number 160 Syria, the Biannual World Bank Report Ranks them All

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Peter Schuele: Injecting Life Into Supply Chains

Inbound Logistics

Profile of Peter Schuele, head of global supply chain and distribution at the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Supply Chain News on Key to Continued German Manufacturing Success is Low Profile, MidSized Hidden Champions

Supply Chain Digest

Amazingly, 48 Percent of Global MidSized Manufacturing Call Germany Home. What are the Key Factors

Live Webinar: How GE Powers Up Productivity with Labeling in Oracle

Loftware

At GE’s Jenbach, Germany, site this means running an uber-efficient supply chain where labeling is automated across its massive manufacturing and parts facilities to help ensure the timely flow of gas engines and engine components to valued GE customers. Driving lean, digital operations across its many Brilliant Factories, GE is reimagining how products are made.

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

Takko Fashion chooses logistics partner for new online shop

Supply Chain Movement

The company currently operates 1,850 stores, 1,100 of which are in Germany. Hermes Fulfilment has just finished turning this facility into one of the most modern in Germany specifically designed to serve the needs of the logistics processes associated with fashion items.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 17, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

New Instant Delivery from Amazon, Manufacturing Emloyees not Getting Laid Off, They are Quitting, New eHighway Test in Germany, Will Chinese Debt Load Lead to Economic Crisis

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.

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

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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