1. I am happy to be invited to share my impressions of the 29th International Supply Chain Conference in this guest post. The conference is organized by the German Logistics Association (BVL) and annually held in Berlin, Germany. I believe that this conference offers a quite good mix of networking opportunities, stimulating presentations, interesting exhibition booths, […]

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  2. At the BVL conference, I had the opportunity to speak to the group, and provide them with an overview of the insights and trends from the global logistics study that is currently underway. I also had the opportunity to introduce Dr. Michael Seuss, CEO of the Energy Sector for Siemens AG, and Member of their […]


  3. ThyssenKrupp is one of the big steel producers in Europe, and is getting ready to move to a completely different supply chain model.  The company competes in a number of areas, including steel, in Europe, steel in Americase,, Materials Services, Inoxum, Elevator Technology, Plant Technology, Components Technology, and Marine Systems.  The Chairman of the Board, Dr. […]

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  4. This week I had the opportunity to attend the BVL (Bundesvereinigung Logistik) conference in beautiful Berlin, Germany.  Berlin in the fall is a beautiful time of year, with the leaves changing in the nearby Tiergarten Park.  For those not in the know, BVL is the largest non-profit logistics organization in Europe, and the conference this […]


  5. Jeff Holcomb, Senior Vice President of Customer Operations and US Transportation at Ralph Lauren’s offices in Greensboro, NC spoke in my MBA supply chain class last week.  He told the story of when Ralph Lauren came to visit the Greensboro offices, and shared his previous experiences.  Apparently, Lauren once had an idea about creating a […]

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