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  • In many companies, data from the various phases of the value chain is increasingly being generated and combined for analysis. To avoid confusion and to be able to draw profitable insights from the digital information, it is crucial that the sometimes highly sensitive data is strategically managed and processed. With Advanced Reporting, companies can collect and process the real-time data on their goods movements and receive proactive reporting on the current status of their supply chain processes through appropriate tools.

  • Influenced by the disruptions of an increasingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, digital technologies are becoming ever more important for supply chain management. Consequently, many companies are repositioning strategically: Topics such as sustainability and risk management are increasingly coming into focus. Transparency and a detailed data overview form the basis for sound decision-making and optimized work processes. In our latest blog post, we discuss how digitization is helping to strengthen the supply chain and what challenges companies are facing in the process.

  • Supply chain laws, compliance requirements, the new EU CSRD and changing consumer behavior – in view of a new awareness of sustainability and against the backdrop of legal regulations, acting in an ecologically responsible manner is increasingly becoming a strategic corporate goal. An important factor in this context is the reduction of CO2 emissions: Yet, how high are the emissions generated during the transport and delivery of goods? Where is potential for optimization in order to make transports more efficient and environmentally friendly? In this interview, Tobias Ruscheweyh, Head of Branch Group Service and Lead Sustainability & Risk Management at Hermes International, explains how companies can use the 3-phase model of Hermes International, a business unit of Hermes Germany, in order to reduce and offset their CO2 emissions when transporting goods.

  • In order to increase the resilience of their supply chain, resolve dependencies and reduce susceptibility to disruptions, German and other European companies are increasingly seeking to diversify their supplier network and look for new, alternative procurement sources. In the first two articles of our Vietnam series, we explained why Vietnam offers a promising perspective and how the market entry can succeed. In a joint interview, Adrian Biasi, Head of Commercial at SEKO Logistics Vietnam, and Ralf Boelicke, Head of Strategic Sales at Hermes International, now shed light on the challenges companies face when entering the market and explain how the two experienced service providers, through their strategic partnership, can support the development of logistics and supply chain management through consulting and implementation.

  • Whether by sea, air, rail or truck – a large number of demanding transports need to be realized every day. Goods that do not fit into standard sea containers due to their size or weight often pose challenges for companies: How can those items be safely packed and loaded for sea transport? Henning Behrmann, Agent Export/Import Sea at Hermes Germany GmbH, provides answers.

  • Change of leadership at Hermes International: After more than a decade, Stephan Schiller, former Managing Director of Hermes Europe GmbH and CEO of Hermes International, is taking on a new role at his own request.. In this challenging time for logistics and supply chain management, he is handing over to Henning Udo Goldmann, who has already been with the company as an expert on digitalization topics. We spoke with the previous and the new managing director about the development of the logistics industry, current requirements, shared values and how Hermes International will accompany its customers into a future characterized by transformations.

  • For more than two years, global developments have been continuously defining new requirements for the organization of goods movements. Procurement and logistics are faced with the task of developing new solutions for current and future challenges. Stephan Schiller, CEO at Hermes International, a business unit of Hermes Germany, explains which steps have now become necessary, why collaboration matters and what the supply chain management of the future should look like.

  • On March 1st, 2023, the second implementation phase of the EU Import Control System 2 (ICS2) customs program will begin. Actors involved in the clearance, dispatch and transport of freight, express or mail shipments into or through the EU by air will then be subject to enhanced pre-data reporting obligations. Damaris Lutz, Regional Sales Manager Customs Solutions at Hermes Germany, explains which new obligations are associated with the ICS and which companies are affected by phase 2.

  • Efficient freight management is crucial for seamless logistics processing within the supply chain. It can be supported by a web-based and individually configurable supply chain management platform. So how can companies manage their transports in a targeted manner and thus take advantage of the benefits of such a digital system to optimize their supply chain? Christian Krogmann, International Manager at Hermes International, a division of Hermes Germany, discusses these and related questions.

  • India offers great potential to foreign companies as a production location and growing sales market: The metropolis of Chennai is particularly attractive thanks to well-trained skilled workers, excellent logistical connections and a wide range of funding opportunities. Arne Bockentin, Trade Lane Manager India at Hermes International and Krishnan Viswanathan, Chennai Brand Manager at the Indian freight forwarder Jeena – a long-standing local partner of Hermes Germany – introduce the region as an up-and-coming location.