Advanced Reporting – Visualization of supply chain data in real time
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
1w ago
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. Advanced reporting goes beyond traditional reports  Advanced Rep ..read more
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The digital supply chain – advantages and challenges in SCM
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
2M ago
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. We discuss how digitization is helping to strengthen the supply chain and what challenges companies are facing in the process. The new supply chain ..read more
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Reducing CO2 emissions: The 3-phase model for more sustainability
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
3M ago
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 Br ..read more
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Market entry in Vietnam: Counting on strong partnerships
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
5M ago
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, Production Location Vietnam and Vietnam at a Glance – Emerging Market in Southeast Asia, 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 Boe ..read more
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Q&A: Loading and packing – How to handle oversized shipments?
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
7M ago
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 in their freight management: How can those items be safely packed and loaded for sea transport? Henning Behrmann, Agent Export/Import Sea at Hermes Germany GmbH, provides answers. Securing goods with proper packaging and loading techniques If goods are to be shipped from one place to another, it is not just a matter of finding the fastest and most effective transport route ..read more
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Procurement: “Pakistan is a reliable and profitable partner”
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
8M ago
Production at just one location can massively increase the probability of supply chain failures. A multi-regional procurement approach can remedy this – and increase independence from individual players. One attractive production location that companies should keep an eye on is Pakistan: home to local hero World Wide Group (WWG), part of a group of established aviation and logistics companies. We spoke with Hassan Madni of WWG about Pakistan’s locational advantages and why production in the emerging country can be extremely profitable for European companies.  Export country Pakistan P ..read more
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Customs sytem ICS2: What can affected companies expect?
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editor
8M ago
On March 1, 2023, the second implementation phase of the EU Import Control System 2 (ICS2) customs program will begin. For actors involved in the clearance, dispatch and transport of freight, express or mail consignments to or through the EU by air, extended obligations for advance data reporting will then apply. Damaris Lutz, Regional Sales Manager Customs Solutions at Hermes Germany, explains which new obligations are associated with ICS2 and which companies are affected by phase 2. What is the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) and what is its purpose? Damaris Lutz: The Import Control System ..read more
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Chennai manufacturing location: Quality production in southern India
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editor
8M ago
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, a business unit of Hermes Germany, 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. Hermes International and Jeena have b ..read more
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“There will most likely only be stabilization by 2023”
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editorial Office
8M ago
After the enormous challenges in 2021, the logistics industry is hoping for a less testing new year. We spoke with Stephan Schiller, CEO of Hermes International, a division of Hermes Germany, about the “new normal,” the value of strategic partnerships in times of crisis, and the key pandemic lessons that help us to successfully tackle upcoming tasks. Mr. Schiller, the international market is still in turmoil due to the pandemic: delivery bottlenecks, high transport costs and container shortages are part of day-to-day business. Is this the “new normal” of the logistics industry already? Or ..read more
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“My focus for the future lies on digital transformation”.
Hermes Supply Chain Blog
by Editor
8M ago
Hermes International under new leadership: After a long and successful career at Hermes, previous Managing Director Stephan Schiller handed over to Henning Udo Goldmann with effect from November 1, 2022. Schiller 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 to both of them about the development of the logistics industry, current requirements, shared values and how Hermes International will support ..read more
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