Doing Business in Germany


Germany is the largest economy in the EU, and it’s the second most populous country. After WWII, Germany was divided into two sectors, the FRG (West Germany) and the GDR (East Germany). In 1990, after the end of the Cold War, Germany was reunified, and the country has invested heavily in improving infrastructure, productivity and wages. Germany adopted the Euro in 1999. Manufacturing in Germany. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Germany delays Supply Chain Act


The proposed Supply Chain Act, warn critics, could make companies liable for health and environmental damage claims made by environmental non-government organisations, exposing them to unlimited financial risk if those companies are unable to force their suppliers to conform to their requirements.

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A Fourth Star for Germany

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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. So, why is this a topic for a supply chain blog? 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.

BluJay Solutions Receives ATLAS 9.0 Certification in Germany

BluJay Solutions

Bad Homburg, Germany – 26 March 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced that the company’s customs management software in Germany, Customs Management-ZABIS®, is officially certified on ATLAS 9.0, Our end-to-end offering is an enabler to our customers, removing customs frictions in their supply chains, while saving cost,” said Katrin Voigtmann, Director Professional Services for BluJay in 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. As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.”

BluJay Solutions Receives ATLAS 9.0 NCTS Certification in Germany, for its upgraded Customs Management-ZABIS® software

BluJay Solutions

Bad Homburg, Germany – 25 August 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced the release and official certification of an on-demand, new, enhanced user experience for NCTS for its customs management software in Germany, Customs Management-ZABIS®. Our customers only have to get in touch with us to get their UI upgrades,” said Katrin Voigtmann, Director Professional Services for BluJay in Germany.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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Melitta Builds More Efficient, Demand-Driven Supply Chain ?with ToolsGroup


ToolsGroup supply chain planning software enables Melitta Sales Europe to centralize demand planning and improve S&OP and promotions management.

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32nd International Supply Chain Conference

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32nd International Supply Chain Conference. Venue: InterContinental and Schweizerhof, Berlin (Germany). A fundamental idea behind the International Supply Chain Conference is and was to disseminate publicly logistics knowledge of experts to the general public. 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.

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP. Practice Globalization Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

Microsoft Logistics Fleeing Germany Because of Patent Fears

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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. Emerging Trends News & Info Professional Communications Real Estate Supply Chain Risk

Ethical Supply Chain Management

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Ethical supply chain management is among the most neglected areas of our field. One of the issues covered by ethical SCM are animal rights, which are not covered by social supply chain management , a closely related area. Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Ethics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability

Celebrating Supply Chain Day

DELMIA Quintiq

So this Supply Chain Day, join us in celebrating the role of logistics by trying your hand at one of our exciting challenges below. Logistics is the glue that holds supply chains together and is one of our key areas of expertise. Beyond logistics, we’re leading the way in supply chain planning technology with our intelligent, single platform solution. We have been in Germany for over 10 years and are growing fast.

Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020

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Headquartered in Germany, Ocean Insights is a leading ocean supply chain visibility and market intelligence provider that supplies real-time tracking data and market analysis to large shippers from a broad range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, food & beverage, commodity trading, chemical and freight forwarding. LogiSYM Supply Chain Magazine – September 2020. Ocean Insights.

33rd International Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: InterContinental and Schweizerhof, Berlin (Germany). In Berlin, we intend to talk with international experts, founders and executives about how the integration of logistics, supply chain management and IT will affect company structures, industry borders and business models”, says Prof. On an evening gala on the first day the awarding ceremony for the German Award for Supply Chain Management takes place. Date: October 19-21, 2016.

Industrie 4.0: Its Impact on Supply Chain Planning


to supply chains. The clearest impact on supply chain planning involves demand. This puts more pressure on the supply chain to leverage analytics to improve supply chain segmentation and demand translation,” says Gartner Research in a report titled, The Five Things Chief Supply Chain Officers Need to Know about Industrie 4.0. supply chain strategy. automates the supply chain. Supply Chain Planning

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management


Here are three ways that crowdsourcing is revolutionizing supply chain management today—and in the future. Amazon consistently ranks on or near the top of lists touting the best supply chains—and for good reason. Amazon’s achievements in supply chain management have led consumers to establish an incredibly high bar for timely and accurate product delivery. Where else do you see crowdsourcing having an impact on supply chain management?

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.

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


by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, there was a lot of talk about the latter. Customers have always been at the heart of supply chain.

G7 Summit: World Leaders Discuss Global Supply Chains

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Expectations were low for the G7 Summit in Germany, which ended today. When asked about what he – besides climate targets – considers the most important result of the summit, one of the participants, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, made a remarkable statement today on German TV : “Well, this might surprise you, as it is rarely reported on in the news: We had an in-depth discussion about supply chains.

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Reputational Dependencies in the Supply Chain

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A Munich court is currently hearing a case that involves several members of a supply chain: (1) Alfred Ritter, a manufacturer of chocolate (“Ritter Sport”), (2) Symrise, Ritter’s supplier of piperonal, an aromatic compound, (3) Stiftung Warentest, an influential consumer organization, whose verdicts frequently lead to an increase or decrease in sales in Germany, and (4) the end consumers.

International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2015

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International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2015. 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. Learn how to leverage innovation and technology to increase visibility, agility, and transform your supply chain into a demand network. Date: 1-2 October, 2015.

Clinical Trials Supply Chain Forum 2016

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Clinical Trials Supply Chain Forum. Venue: Berlin, Germany. URL: Take full advantage of our 2 day event and define the individual needs and goals for your supply chain based on a thorough analysis of the current and predicted state of the market. Get familiar with new applications of IRT systems, CTMS and make the best use of them in your own chain.

The World’s Oldest Supply Chain Analyst Report

Talking Logistics

Construction workers in the Seaport District found what experts believe is the world’s oldest supply chain analyst report. The author is unknown, but based on a preliminary translation, the report’s subject matter is very familiar to supply chain professionals today. Supply chain visibility and collaboration are critical for success,” reads the opening sentence, and the rest is familiar commentary. With Brexit and the U.S.

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3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


IoT Tech is Driving Sustainability in the Supply Chain. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart also pushes for its suppliers clean up energy-related waste all along the industrial supply chain. Internet of Things Supply Chain Technology IoT Tech

Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency

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Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency. Location: Tulip Berlin – Hotel Hamburg, Berlin, Germany. Establishing reliable and transparent supply chain, developing a responsible sourcing initiative and a sustainable business model of the future, managing Conflict Minerals compliance. announces Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Compliance and Transparency Forum taking place on 30th November – 2nd December 2016, in Berlin, Germany.

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

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The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Management for Oil And Gas Industry 2016. Venue: Intercontinental Berlin, Germany. SCM and Procurement teams will need to build internal supply planning capabilities, create higher value and efficiency, and out- source to third parties at a reasonable cost to help consolidate their position within the business. Date: 11-12 April, 2016. Organizer: Magvoy Energy – MagVoyages ltd. Url: [link].

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


The winds of change are always blowing, but now, more than ever, logistics and supply chain professionals see it more than most. To keep pace with change, it’s important to keep an eye on the supply chain and logistics trends that are happening right now. To that end, here are 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch: Expansion of Same-Day Delivery. eCommerce Will Forever Change Supply Chain and Logistics. Logistics Supply Chain

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The Current WMS Market Gets More Focus by Supply Chain Execs: Here’s Why


Digital technologies, including cloud-based platforms, encourage interest in the current WMS market on the part of supply chain executives. Warehouse Managers must understand the risks in the market experiencing such growth, how it affects supply chain executives and their relationships with Warehouse Managers, and what it means for WMS selection. According to Warehouse Logistics , there are more than 170 vendors located in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

3rd Annual Clinical Trials Supply Chain

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3rd Annual Clinical Trials Supply Chain. URL: 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. Events Clinical Trials supplies Fleming Europe Germany Munich temperature controlled logistics

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

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And we can draw some important lessons from this wonderful spectacle – including ones that are particularly relevant to supply chain leaders. The most fancied competitor, Brazil, was humiliated, in front of its home crowd, in a 1-7 defeat by Germany (more of that later). And so it is in the supply chain world. A market-leading supply chain has a relatively short shelf life, and must continue to evolve and reinvent itself to maintain a competitive advantage.

Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

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Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management? In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the most important hub for academic positions at more senior levels is ; 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). Research Logistics Operations Management Supply Chain Management

Cross-border geoblocking and the supply chain’s last mile


As a result of these changes, Thiemann details why online retailers will need to consider how to design last mile supply chain solutions to facilitate cross border deliveries and the return of unwanted goods for end consumers. The same French customer wants to buy a camera and has found the best deal on a German website, which only offers delivery/pick-up points in Germany. by Dustin Mattison.

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

But, beyond the overall benefits, a cloud or hybrid approach to supply chain solutions can offer so much more: An integrated approach – A more robust integration API enables technology to seamlessly connect with on premise or cloud-based applications for comprehensive supply chain automation. billion parcels followed by Japan (9.4B), Germany (3.0B), UK (2.2B) and France (1.5B) – so the growth of the number of parcels is huge. Is the cloud in your future?

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. 8 | Snapshots: Launch Supply Chain Executive Club. these are the main conclusions from supply Chain movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl Subway Map Europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. 14 | Profile Daniel Helmig, Global Head Supply Chain Management, ABB. 30 | Supply Chains to Admire 2016.