October 23, 2019 - October 25, 2019

“Inspire – Encourage – Act” is the theme for the 2019 International Supply Chain Conference. The shifting political and social landscape and the dynamic developments on the technology front need to be met with spirited action, inspiration and mutual encouragement – the central ideas behind this theme.

This is a call to action, an appeal to overcome German “angst” and to address economic, political and social challenges with courage and commitment. To inspire others in areas like digitalisation, new technology, human-machine interaction and new working time models. To actually put ideas into practice rather than just talking about them or finding reasons why everything is so difficult. In the era of lean production, our strategy was to try out new ideas, review the outcomes, optimise the parameters and go again. This strategy is as relevant today as it was then. Technology and IT are advancing so rapidly that looking on, waiting to see what happens or engaging in lengthy planning processes simply won’t get the job done.

At the same time, we must encourage people to tackle the challenges ahead, to commit to action, to enter new or uncharted territory, to take calculated risks, to press on and to persevere. We need to inspire each other to confidently showcase the logistics sector in all its diversity to the public at large.

The great entrepreneur and innovator Henry Ford put it in a nutshell: “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” Logistics managers are movers – movers of the economy. They roll up their sleeves and are aware of the necessity to become faster, more customer-focused and even more collaborative in future – and of the need to face up to technological challenges. With your participation and input from a wide range of further experts, this year’s International Supply Chain Conference will provide the perfect setting for the informed, hands-on discussion of key current and future issues drawing on various real-world examples – as well as plenty of opportunity for networking and interaction, all geared towards the theme of “Inspire – Encourage – Act”.

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InterContinental und Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof

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