Amazon, founded by Jeff Bezos in July 1994, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle. Amazon is the world’s leading online retailer and operates the globally most frequently visited online shop. The company is not only considered as the fourth most valuable company in the world with a stock market value of around 570 billion Euros but also as one of the most innovative companies worldwide. With around 500 million delivered products in Germany last year, Amazon overcomes major logistical challenges. Due to that, Amazon keeps creating new innovative ideas changing global commerce significantly.
Arvato, the largest division of Bertelsmann, provides several services all over the world. Currently, 70,000 employees in more than 40 countries work together in fields like customer relations, supply chain management, finance and IT. With more than 3.8 billion Euros in revenue and 150 million served consumers, Arvato is considered as one of the leading service providers across different highly competitive markets. Customers from various industries value Arvato in particular for their expertise in overcoming challenges and problems they encounter in their day-to-day business operations.
CAMELOT Management Consultants, founded in 1996, is one of the globally leading consulting specialists for value chain management. 320 consultants work directly with Camelot Management Consultants and around 1,400 consultants are employed in Camelot’s partner organizations. By delivering innovative concepts and solutions along the entire value chain, they sustainably improve their clients’ performance and market position, from strategy to measurable results.
As a true boutique consultancy, CAMELOT stands for
• leading-edge expertise in value chain management of selected industries
• innovative, realizable concepts and solutions along the entire value chain
• outstanding quality of services and project results
DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, making it the most international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 340,000 employees, they provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs. DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL Group and encompasses the following divisions: DHL Parcel, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain.
DHL Parcel is the easy, affordable, fast and reliable shipping service for almost every destination around the world. You can arrange delivery from your PC, use the network of over 2,750 parcel stations and parcel boxes or call into one of their 13,000 outlets or one of more than 10,000 parcel shops.
FreightHub is building the digital backbone of global trade! Through an online-based platform, you can quote and book Sea-, Air- and Railfreight shipments in real-time. A holistic Track & Trace system offers end-to-end visibility and together with a document management system the perfect way to control your supply chain. Currently, more than 700 customers are served on the Far-East westbound trade lane and proactively serviced by their team of 80 logistics, tech- and customer service specialists, based in Hamburg and Berlin.
It’s the love for detail that LLOYD integrates into the manufacturing of high-quality shoes with which the company, in its more than 125-year old history, has been convincing people. At LLOYD, first-class craftsmanship, selected materials, excellent fits and design have the highest priorities. That’s the reason why their maxim has always been: “When it comes to style, there are no compromises.” This continues to still hold true today.
LLOYD is convinced that sustainable business practices, especially in times of our relentlessly and rapidly changing economy, are an essential requirement for a long-term, successful strategy – embracing the motto “With one foot on tradition, and the other one on the path to the future. It is people who drive the company forward to continually develop, improve and face new challenges.”
United Parcel Service (UPS) is the world’s leading transportation and package delivery company. With more than $61 billion in revenue and 434,000 employees, UPS is also the largest supplier of global supply chain management solutions. Operating in 220 counties, serving every address in Europe and North America, UPS delivers 19.1 million packages and documents daily. Operating their global freight network by air, sea, ground and rail, UPS offers logistics and distribution solutions that lower costs, improve service and provide supply chain control and visibility.
Prokura is a young consultancy company founded in 2008 specialised on purchasing and supply chain. Prokura is led by highly-experienced experts and has already become a key player in the market, creating significant savings for leading private and public organisations in Nordic countries.
Prokura precisely understands how to optimise purchasing and supply chain operations and how to overcome any related problems.
Their rapid success (annual growth rate of over 50%) origins from their ambitious strategy which creates concrete and measurable results for all their clients.
The mission of nonprofit BVL International founded in 1978 is to act as a neutral platform to promote an awareness for the importance of logistics and supply chain management in industry, science and the public sphere, to systematically document logistical problem definitions, to develop methods and processes to solve these problems on an interdisciplinary and sector-focused basis and to promote and continuously optimize the application of the relevant solutions.
Today, BVL has more than 11,000 members - companies and individuals from the worlds of industry, commerce, services and science who are actively involved in the business of logistics and supply chain management. BVL is a primarily honorary network of experts that sees its job as to support the exchange of knowledge ideas among members. At the same time, BVL consciously avoids representing corporate interests, does not act as a lobbyist and has no agenda in the political field.
The fourth edition of the UTPC will take place as a one-day event on March 5th, 2018 and will be organised around the topic: ‘Discover new opportunities – Supplier innovation in Purchasing’. When organisations collaborate with their suppliers they can build trust, reduce relational stress, and increase innovation-related activities. With the changing climate, sustainability becomes a more important topic that can be faced by innovation. Organisational progress and development is ensured by innovation – so how do you discover new opportunities?