Covid-19 may well have brought society to a standstill, but one thing that we learned throughout the pandemic is that global supply chains still need to move even in the most extreme circumstances. So while logistics personnel couldn’t meet face-to-face amid widespread restrictions, goods were continuing to flow around the world to cater to consumer demand.
Life after Covid has not only breathed new life into businesses, but also allowed for professionals to engage with each other at specialist events and share their expertise to build towards a brighter future together – including at Transport Logistic 2023, which opened its doors for the first time since 2018 in May.
The event takes place in Munich every two years and is considered the world's largest trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management, attracting tens of thousands of exhibitors from across the full logistics spectrum.
It’s earned itself a reputation as the ideal event for open and proactive debate on how to tackle and overcome contemporary supply chain challenges. Many different avenues of discussion were on the table throughout a hugely insightful week, but if you weren’t able to join Maersk on location, here are three of the event’s hottest topics.
Supply chain management from end-to-end
Supply chains and their complexities are what keeps management professionals up at night. With various providers, modes, legalities and more to negotiate, it’s safe to say keeping businesses’ ecosystems functioning across all levels is something of a challenge.
And in this current economic climate, a fully functioning supply chain can be the difference between reaching the market at the right time to profit, or missing out on demand and being left with financial problems.
With this in mind, attendees engaged in lively discussion at Transport Logistic 2023 and said having tailored, end-to-end solutions from as few providers as possible can give them a competitive advantage.
Jens-Ole Krenzien, Maersk Managing Director for Northern Europe: "The reason we are developing solutions across the whole supply chain is because our customers are asking for it. We have relished the opportunity at Transport Logistic to discuss how an integrated supply chain can benefit our customers and discussing how we can further improve and collaborate."
Simplifying supply chains has very much been the name of the game since the pandemic, with widespread disruption forcing businesses to evaluate their logistics operations and mitigate risk in a number of different ways (including within sourcing strategies, for example).
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