Digitalization strategy for the supply chain: Paths to transformation
Successful digitization is an essential prerequisite for any sustainable business – after all, automated processes…
E-procurement: Successful digitization of purchasing and procurement
Selecting suitable suppliers, comparing prices or processing orders – procurement processes take time and tie up human resources. This is all the more true if these steps are carried out manually. Thus, automated procedures in the purchasing process are an integral part of modern supply chain management and can help to make procurement more efficient, transparent and flexible. A wide range of e-procurement solutions as part of the digital supply chain helps companies streamline processes and relieve employees of routine tasks. We have compiled an overview of the benefits of e-procurement and present potential solutions.
Sourcing Strategies and Supply Chain Management 2023
After three turbulent years, global supply chains have eased considerably – freight rates are falling and the flow of goods is more reliable again. Nevertheless, companies will continue to face challenges in 2023 that need to be mastered strategically. Resilience, agility and transparency remain important goals. So will reconciling cost efficiency, performance, security and sustainability. We discuss six trends to show which strategies are gaining importance in procurement, what is fueling their implementation, and what synergies digital solutions promise.
Digital transformation of supply chains gains momentum
Where do German companies stand in the digital transformation of their supply chains? Which technologies are already being increasingly used and what are the main drivers? Also – what are the obstacles that logistics managers are facing on their way to the logistics of the future? The comprehensive online study "Digitalization of Supply Chains" conducted by the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) and Fulda University of Applied Sciences, provides valuable information on this topic.
We have summarized the most important findings.
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E-Commerce in Europe
What is the cross-border rate in Germany? Which segments do the British ask for? What are the growth markets in Europe? In this category, we answer all your questions and provide you with plenty of hard facts about e-commerce in Europe.
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Mobile commerce rates in Europe are on the rise. For international retailers who want to tap into the European …
The Corona pandemic has significantly changed the payment behavior of Europeans. We explain how you can avoid purchase cancellations …
The Business Guide provides you with the „tools of the trade“ and offers you checklists and practical guidelines for your successful entry into the European e-commerce market.
Successful digitization is an essential prerequisite for any sustainable business – after all, automated processes increase resilience, security and …
After three turbulent years, global supply chains have eased considerably – freight rates are falling and the flow of …
Whether it’s a trade fair report, an expert interview or the identification of new trends – in our “Insights” category we take a look behind the scenes.
Change of leadership at Hermes International: After more than a decade, Stephan Schiller, former Managing Director of Hermes Europe …
For more than two years, global developments have been continuously defining new requirements for the organization of goods movements. …
On March 1st, 2023, the second implementation phase of the EU Import Control System 2 (ICS2) customs program will …
Studies & Paper
In this category we prepare relevant studies and whitepapers on the topics of cross-border e-commerce, payment and mobile shopping for you.
Where do German companies stand in the digital transformation of their supply chains? Which technologies are already being increasingly …
Collaboration and data exchange within the supply chain is a decisive factor for German companies that aim to increase …
The threat that is presented to supply chains by cybercrime has increased in recent years. As a result, a …