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. Germany’s labor force is about 45.9

Transport Logistic – 2015

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Transport Logistic – 2015. Venue: Messe München, Germany. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic. transport logistic, Leading International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management , presents the entire value chain and the major international market leaders out of the transport and logistics sector. KEY FACTS of transport logistic. Date: 5-8 May, 2015. Organisation: Messe München GmbH.

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Logistics made in Germany – by “Logistics Alliance Germany”

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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. The Parliamentary State Secretary, Dorothea Bär (MdB), handed over the official membership certificate to Frank Tinschert, Business Unit Director Logistics at Quintiq, in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Transport & Logistics

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

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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.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

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Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. In the other scenario, many shippers who typically look to aviation for freight transportation will switch to ocean freight , a trend which, combined with a drop in consumer demand due to depressed economies, will shrink the market exponentially, in which case rates will fall.

Complex costs of transportation

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To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Germany.

33rd International Supply Chain Conference

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Venue: InterContinental and Schweizerhof, Berlin (Germany). Four sessions will be about cloud computing and security issues, new possibilities presenting themselves in urban logistics, insights to Industry 4.0-implementations and examples of innovative solutions in digital transport management. Date: October 19-21, 2016. Organisation: BVL. URL: Driving Change.

Manufacturing Productivity Generates Focus on Transportation

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Now, China is the most competitive manufacturing nation, and Germany is rated third. 3PL Manufacturing Industrial 3PL Transportation RatesDeloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index ( GMCI ) displays the influence manufacturing has on economies in terms of infrastructure initiatives, technological developments, employment rates, and contribution to the GDP. US manufacturers have contributed $2.17 trillion to the economy.

Transport Expert Nicolas Meilhan’s Perspective on the EcoVadis 2019 Index Results


Nicolas Meilhan is a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie and works on transport and energy issues. . Following the recent launch of our EcoVadis 2019 Index, used to monitor and compare the CSR progress of companies worldwide, we sat down to talk with Nicholas Meilhan, a Scientific Advisor for France Stratégie who specializes in transport sector issues. Sample 2019 Index for the Transport Sector . EcoVadis Index: description of companies in the transport sector: [link].

What CEOs are Saying About the EMEA Marketplace

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SCN: In the PwC survey, the CEOs indicated that Germany and Russia were two areas where they expect significant growth. Germany’s economy has been quite resilient, unlike the rest of Europe that went through quite a brutal recession, Germany recovered very rapidly and has pretty healthy GDP growth, which has averaged about 2-3 percent over the last three years. All-Channel retail Omni-Channel Supply Chain consumer goods EMEA Germany retail Russia

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a hyperloop transport system for seaport and inland shipping container operations. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' images and assets can be found here.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

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eBay Germany launches click and collect, same-day delivery (Post & Parcel). Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Transplace announced the release of Optimize Prime, “a comprehensive platform that designs, analyzes and optimizes transportation distribution networks in order to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs.” I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

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

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Robots set to aid postal workers with deliveries in Germany ( Reuters ). February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7 Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. eBay Launches New Speedy-Delivery Membership in Germany (Venture Beat). Speaking of TMS, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Transportation Management 6.4

Celebrating Supply Chain Day

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It lets companies plan and schedule every aspect of their supply chain, from transportation to manufacturing. We have been in Germany for over 10 years and are growing fast. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics 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.

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

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Deutsche Post will deliver AmazonFresh goods in Germany (Reuters). Paragon Software Systems Ensures Drivers Follow Optimized Transport Plans with Paragon Waypoint Mapping. LOG-NET announces release of Next Generation Global Transportation Management with its version 8.0. 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.

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Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning


Transporting hazardous chemicals in the wake of a disaster is also a concern. They can find suitable transportation and employ aid from their own disaster logistics service providers. A good way to prepare is to research and deploy suitable vessels for the storage, retrieval and transport of these chemicals or substances. Real-time tracking information for supply trucks and transport vehicles is also necessary. Logistics Transportation Management

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

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I, along with fellow consumers in Germany who have enjoyed this gastronomic pleasure before, would have wondered at some point, how is it that this delicacy can also be made available by German retailers – without any loss of quality or taste too. We, the end consumers in Germany, are indeed lucky to be able to enjoy fresh and tasty oysters from France, even if we can’t be in the actual country – it is all thanks to efficient logistics.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup. According to the press release: UPS now offers the rail service from Chengdu, China, to Lodz, Poland, and from Zhengzhou, China, to Hamburg, Germany. Interested in learning more about what’s happening with electronic logging devices and other transportation-related regulations in the works?

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The secret to distance selling success

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Distance selling has seen double digit growth in Germany for the past few years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Closer to home, the REWE group in Germany is working on concepts for an online supermarket. But self-service concepts like these might not be enough to make a breakthrough in Germany. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies


Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Answers to some of the transportation industry’s biggest concerns could also lie in improved technology. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

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For an idea of the KPI improvements that can be achieved with Quintiq’s optimization solution, check out this article that features DHL Express Germany. Retail Planning Transport & LogisticsFirst, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the word ‘sustainability’, as it has become such a prominent buzzword in today’s world. Sustainability means different things to different people, companies and industries.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?


Let’s take the example of goods being shipped from Germany to the UK. Customs authorities must accept the declaration and assign a unique identifier to your shipment before it can be transported. For example, a company bringing goods into Germany from the UK would need to make an import declaration to German customs authorities. Transportation Documentation. On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

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Europe’s largest beer-producing nation, Germany, saw most of its 9,700 annual beer-related festivals canceled. The cancellation of this year’s Oktoberfest is another blow to a beleaguered beer industry that’s still reeling from the effects of the global health crisis.

The conference that business leaders cannot afford to miss

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It is in the center of Germany, easily accessible by plane, train and car. Manufacturing Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce OptimizationAnother year, another list of must-attend supply chain and logistics events. With so many to choose from, how do you decide? Every moment spent away from your desk has to be worth the time and investment. This is why the Quintiq World Tour in Frankfurt should be at the top of your list.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies


Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Answers to some of the transportation industry’s biggest concerns could also lie in improved technology. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

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As the folks on Sesame Street would say, the future of transporting goods and people is brought to you by the letter ‘D’ — as in droids, drones, and driverless. Germany, Belgium, Estonia and the U.S., If your answer is still “We’re in the transportation and warehousing business,” then your value proposition in the eyes of customers is becoming more limited and commoditized.

What’s new in automotive logistics?

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requires further development of methods and procedures from supply chain management and logistics in Germany. Special transport and part inventory from overseas have since been reduced by more than 20 percent and delivery reliability has risen by 12 percent. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics If you want to find out what’s new in automotive logistics, there’s one place to be – the Automobile Logistics Forum.

This Week in Logistics News (April 23-27, 2018)

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Manhattan Updates its Visionary TMS Solution to Address the Transportation Industry’s Biggest Challenges. DHL Parcel and Volkswagen actually started testing car trunk delivery in Germany last September , so Amazon is not the only one enabling this delivery option. I finally came out of hibernation earlier this week and did my first outdoor bike ride of the year. I was a bit rusty when I started, but it felt good to be outdoors after riding in the basement all winter!

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS). Why not,” I wrote, “especially for retailers that might want to use Uber as a transportation mode to deliver online orders from local stores.” Robinson announced that it has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany.

Global Logistics—August 2015

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This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. On the technology front, TomTom Business Solutions launched “new road toll reporting functionality for its fleet management platform, providing transport companies with greater cost transparency for all European routes.” The functionality accounts for all applicable national tolls in France, Germany, Austria and Slovakia. By now, most companies should have their transportation budgets in place for 2014.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

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Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It 20 | Management: Transport Collaboration starts with regional partners. Vorrath lives in Germany since 2012 and commutes between two offices in Germany, in Hanover and Burscheid, and Milwaukee, Wis.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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billion (December 2019) Headquarters: Bonn, Germany CEO: Frank Appel 3. started in 1890 in Bremen, Germany as a forwarding commission agency for cotton and other consolidated freight. billion (2018) Headquarters: Essen, Germany CEO: Jochen Thewes 7.

Raise Your Glasses: Oktoberfest is Here!

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Oktoberfest is in full swing and Germany is having a ball. In the eyes of logistics, Germany’s Oktoberfest is a tradeshow. For Germany’s Oktoberfest alone, it requires hundreds of individual trucks to transport all the supplies and materials to and from the event. Oktoberfest’s origins began with the commemoration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810.