How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.


Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025. What Is National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

How the Federal Employment Agency in Germany innovates thanks to APIs


Bundesagetur für Arbeit needed an all-encompassing solution to secure its foundation for API innovation. Axway’s AMPLIFY™ API Management provided the solution. About Bundesagetur für Arbeit. Bundesagetur für Arbeit is a key player in the German labor market and a Federal … API Management customer success

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation


A recent study conducted by several academics and consultants in Germany of Fourth Party Logistics Provider services reveals several important trends, based on a panel of experts and an online questionnaire. [2]

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards.

YP@Airbus – International event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Innovation meets Global Sourcing. 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.

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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.

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

Transport Logistic – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Messe München, Germany. The event is accompanied by an extensive conference programme about newsworthy trends, innovations and future markets. 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: 100% LOGISTICS. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Intercontinental Berlin, Germany. E&P operators and oilfield service companies press forward with their goal to discover innovative cost savings, streamline processes and devise new growth strategies to counteract the downturn. Download the brochure >> Register now >> Events Berlin event Germany global procurement Intercontintal Berlin Magvoy Energy oil and gas industry Supply Chain Management

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. The area experienced explosive growth after the invention of the silicon semiconductor sparked waves of manufacturing innovation. Innovation Driven By Concentrated Industry Clusters.

Posts from the BVL Conference on Logistics Innovation: Continental’s Vision for the Automated Vehicle

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to participate in the BVL International Logistics Congress in Berlin Germany this week. Apart from the economy, logistics innovation has been recognized as critical. To create wealth in an economy relies on innovation as the playing field is becoming less differentiated between developed and developing countries. The focus will be more on how innovative logistics systems will be.

Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

RELEX Solutions

The real opportunity for retailers of all sizes is to grow by leading innovation and causing disruption. The real opportunity for retailers of all sizes is to grow by leading innovation and causing disruption. Agile adaptation is a defensive strategy, but agile innovation is aggressive.

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.

Descartes’ Employee Excellence & Innovation Award Presented to Andreas Habenicht


Every quarter, Descartes’ Employee Excellence and Innovation award is presented to a deserving Descartes employee. I’m pleased to announce Descartes’ Excellence and Innovation award winner for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 is Andreas Habenicht, Team Lead – Support, from our office in Leipzig, Germany.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Its online channels in Germany, Japan and United Kingdom alone grew by 35 percent in 2016. For example, Kenco, a midmarket 3PL, established a dedicated Innovation Lab where they explore a variety of technologies to solve customer problems.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 32 | Management: Disruptive Changes start with social innovation. However, they are much less successful at embracing disruptive innovations.

Debunking the 6 most common myths about industrial 3D printing and its impact on supply chains


Growth is slowing, innovative players are disrupting traditional industries, consumers are demanding more sustainable products and as Lora Cecere writes , “current technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete,” driving supply chain executives to redefine their practice.

America’s “Home Alone” Manufacturers

Supply Chain @ MIT

The lack of a supporting ecosystem in the country means that US companies trying to scale up innovations have to do it alone, a situation that impedes the growth of manufacturing. To illustrate the point, Berger compared Germany’s manufacturing sector to its counterpart in the US.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

IMS health data reports that in 2011 China cemented its place as the third largest pharmaceutical market in the world – almost 50 percent bigger than Germany in fourth place – while Brazil overtook the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Canada to rank sixth. Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Organizing for Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. I see no evidence to suggest that this trend will not continue,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. Singapore jumped ahead of European economies Germany, Switzerland and Finland into third place on the strength of its top ranking in the tertiary-efficiency category. The U.S.

ChainPoint to sponsor the Bio-Gründer competition


ChainPoint is proud to be a sponsor of the Bio-Gründer competition, where innovative ideas by new entrepreneurs will get a significant boost. On September 18 th , the Bio-Gründer competition will announce its winners in Bönen, Germany

Doing Business in the Netherlands


It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Dutch reputation for precision and innovation helps to ensure that materials flow smoothly. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Primary import partners include China, Germany, Belgium, the U.S.,

Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2016. And Beyond


We have already seen Amazon move in that direction with their purchase of Colis Prive, rumors of acquiring an airport in Germany, buying up a fleet of 747s and more. Visibility Will Drive Logistics Innovation. Innovation is the reason that economies thrive or fail.

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The secret to distance selling success

DELMIA Quintiq

Distance selling has seen double digit growth in Germany for the past few years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Game-changing innovations and lessons from pizzerias. We’re seeing companies testing next generation innovations in other markets.

New job opportunity: Product Owner


We partner with global operating companies like Wipro Limited (India) for engineering services and Arvato Bertelsmann GmbH (Germany) for transport services. Being part of a great innovation that will transform industrial supply chains forever. ? Job title: Product Owner.

The conference that business leaders cannot afford to miss

DELMIA Quintiq

People are always the driving force: They are the drivers behind every innovation, invention, and transformation in a company. Frankfurt is the perfect location for industry leaders to come together to share ideas and learn about the latest innovations.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 Source: Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation (38 pp.,

1st BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Frankfurt Marriot Hotel, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Contribute … in an interactive way to our overall Congress topic “Innovative patient-centric Supply Chain models to improve access to medicines worldwide”. 1st BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress.

Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

Maersk’s September 3 announcement of moving Twill, Damco’s digital freight forwarding service, under the Maersk umbrella as a ‘Maersk Innovation’ effective immediately and combined with Damco’s supply chain services moving to the Maersk folds on January 1, 2019 seems to have left Damco’s freight forwarding services hanging. Traditional Forwarder – 0. Digital Forwarder – 1.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management


It drives an innovative fulfillment strategy through its vast distribution center network and independent delivery fleet that enables it to guarantee two-day delivery. Crowdsourcing improves product innovation.

Podcast: James Gagne, President & CEO of Seko Logistics


Now he is heading up SEKO Logistics, which has undergone tremendous growth over the years, and has also recently got in to a strategic collaboration with Hermes Logistics in Germany. SEKO has recently gotten into a strategic collaboration with Hermes in Germany – why, and what impact do you expect it to have? What’s the top most innovative idea/solution in your space you’ve heard of recently that you’re keen to explore?

What’s new in automotive logistics?

DELMIA Quintiq

requires further development of methods and procedures from supply chain management and logistics in Germany. Prestigious award for Opel’s innovative approach to order planning. Opel’s innovative approach to order planning won the prestigious VDA logistics award at this year’s event.

Personal Predictions for Supply Chain Management in 2016

SCM Research

Cars could soon be offered by innovative IT giants from silicon valley who outsource engineering to traditional carmakers. 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.

10 Ways Machine Learning Can Improve Manufacturing Today


BCG found that producers will be able to generate additional sales by using AI to develop and produce innovative products tailored to specific customers and to deliver them in a much shorter lead-time. Atkinson, Stephen Ezell, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (PDF, 56 pp.,

Bristlecone Flash – February 2019


In the past three months alone, we’ve worked with clients in dozens of countries – USA, UK, India, Thailand, Romania, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, UAE, Taiwan, Indonesia and many more. INDUSTRY INNOVATOR. AMERICAN CORPORATE APPAREL COMPANY SELECTS BRISTLECONE.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Simply put, it’s a regulation that went into effect a couple of years ago requiring companies to verify that goods shipped from Germany to another EU member country actually arrive there.

Time for Value Chain 4.0?

Supply Chain Shaman

His belief is that there was less follow-on innovation from the third industrial revolution. I thought, “at least Germany has a vision.” For me it would enable the use of digital innovation to drive greater value in value networks.