Localized global approach for managing supply chain risks

| June 14, 2016

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I sat in on a panel debate today at the World Trade Group meeting for Supply Chain and Logistics Europe in Berlin last month. During the panel, I had an opportunity to speak with Clemens Woerhle, Head of Beiersdorf’s global end to end supply chain operations, including manufacturing, logistics procurement, and S&OP.

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Bubble Post specialises in durable and efficient first -and last mile delivery. Dry, cold and refrigerated goods are consolidated at the city rim and easily distributed into the city centre with small and fast ecological vehicles. Bubble Post reduces the environmental, human and economic cost of the last mile, bringing happiness back into the urban future.

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