Usually these two objectives go hand in hand. Must a company invest much more, to save much CO2, is the decision not always to the benefit of the environment. Continue to learn more with: David Zaslav. Moreover also the problem of lack of transparency for the customer despite market pressure by consumers: the transport and ways of production and CO2 values incurred are shown not usually on the product; no more than when purchasing a car or some few airlines such values are displayed. New challenges for new supply chain manager as to future challenges identified two developments: from technical point of view is and remains the RFID system for about ten years in the discussion. The RFID system is similar to the barcode, however, the transponder is programmable and it can store much more data and functions to run. This technique however is located in many companies still in the pilot phase and is still not widely used. The logical development of this Procedure is called Internet of things, to German Internet of things, and deals with the electronic networking of objects with the aid of sensors.

A possibility is for example in networking products with their transport route: A delivery cheese is already since some time in Munich in a traffic jam. The sensors of the transponders come to the conclusion that the products are soon no longer sufficiently cooled. The consequence of this is a self-controlling product, that the transport route rather than at a store in North Germany now on a site in the vicinity redirects and prevent the decay of products. The second change concerns the development and composition of the supply chain: there is no longer just a company and a supply chain. Increasingly, supply chain management to the needs of client groups and is aligned, i.e. customer back. For the high-priced clothing range, companies are select an appropriately flexible supply chain with rapid response capabilities, for example with Production sites in Europe.

Also inflexible, but low-cost production facilities can be used for simple white shirts but, for example in China or Bangladesh. The key must become so chain manager the success of modern supply, to be able to solve also overarching themes and not separately to consider departments. All areas of the company strategy of controlling to the distribution must be aligned under the supply chain management on the combination of cost reduction and at the same time better service. “To the person as Chairman of the first Summit of the specialist for supply chain management is Professor Dr. Ulrich Thonemann at the Kempinski Hotel Berlin the topic of supply chain optimization successfully manage” before. As Director of the seminary for supply chain management and management science at the University of Cologne, production, service and logistics management for years belong to the key points of his research. To the event for the ninth time, Board members and leaders meet from different Industry sectors, to inform about current conditions and innovations in supply chain management and to discuss problems.