Partners of EXCHAiNGE 2018


3p | procurement branding GmbH

3p is a specialized institute for personnel and organizational development in procurement and supply chain. Personnel and organizational development means, that an organization has to pass a comprehensive and profound change and transformation process - with the aim to belong to the best. Nowadays one belongs not to the best, because one just delivers an excellent performance. Your appearance has to be also perceived as top notch by your business partners.  The image, so the perception of our relevant stakeholders, defines significantly the readiness for cooperation and is essentiell for our success. Therefore, our mission is to develop your procurement department to an established and respected brand. With the result, that you become a strategical, highly crosslinked and accepted partner - with significance - within the supply chain. We call this approach: procurement branding



The Dematic Group is a leading provider of integrated automation technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs more than 6,000 logistics professionals and operates development centers and production facilities in the whole world. Dematic is part of the KION Group and has more than 6,000 integrated systems for its customer base, which consists of small, medium and large companies in many different industries.

Dematic, headquartered in Grand Rapids (Michigan/USA), is a member of the KION Group - a world-leading supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse technology, associated services and supply chain solutions. Optimized in more than 100 countries the KION Group's logistics solutions improve the flow of materials and information in factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The Group is the largest manufacturer in Europe as well as number two worldwide and a leading supplier of industrial trucks and automation technology.


Gries Deco Company

The Gries Deco Company, with its two strong brands DEPOT and Rooms plus the licensed ipuro brand, is one of the major decoration and interior design specialists in German-speaking countries today. There are currently over 500 DEPOT stores, including partners, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2017, more than 8,300 dedicated employees generated sales of around 613 million euro.


DHL Global Forwarding

DHL Global Forwarding is responsible within the Deutsche Post Group for air and ocean freight. Our freight forwarding services not only include standardised transports but also multimodal and sector-specific solutions as well as individualised industrial projects and value added services. Our global network composed of more than 150 countries and territories and about 32.000 employees’ worldwide offers customs superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL Global Forwarding is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015. The Group takes its corporate social responsibility towards the environment, disaster preparedness and education support.


Hypermotion 2018 - where mobility and logistics come together

The major mega-trends, digitalisation and decarbonisation, are changing mobility and logistics at a rapid pace. What effects are they having on established players and what opportunities are they opening up for everyone involved? How can logistic and mobility chains be adapted and personalised to cater for the needs of individual customers?

Answers to these and other questions will be offered by Hypermotion, the meeting place for the mobility and logistics scene in Frankfurt am Main from 20 to 22 November 2018. There, the focus is on disruptive ideas and the intelligent interconnection of different transport systems. Thanks to its innovative event format – a blend of trade fair, tech talks, start-up pitches and conferences – Hypermotion generates numerous impulses. Simultaneously, it is the ideal platform for discussing and developing future-oriented ideas and solutions for logistics and Mobility 4.0.

What you can expect at Hypermotion 

  • Hypermotion is the first independent platform to show smart, intermodal mobility and logistics solutions.
  • At the exhibition, large corporations, small to medium sized companies and start-ups meet with representatives of science, politics and the associations.
  • In the Hypermotion Lab, young mobility and logistics companies present their business ideas and projects in elevator pitches. Additionally, finalists from renowned companies compete for the coveted Supply Chain Management Award.
  • Start-ups: A new generation of mobility and logistics specialists demonstrate their conceptual abilities with innovative products, services and apps.
  • Conferences: renowned conference partners offer inspiration with an exclusive programme for the exchange of knowledge and networking.


Logistik-Cluster Schwaben (LCS) e.V.

Logistics serves to all companies: It fulfills a central role for the whole economy. Almost all companies in the production, distribution and trade depend directly from a powerful logistics. This is especially valid for a region with a higher-than-average industrial stocking as the Swabia Region. The cities of Augsburg and Ulm with the surrounding regions have the same importance as the other large logistics regions of Germany. To a large extent this is because they are complementing each other in their functionality instead of competing. As a result logistics is a major advantage in this region: The strongest economic region of Germany outside of the metropolitan areas offers the best conditions that the manufacturing industry needs. The objective of the Logistics Cluster Schwaben is to strengthen this strength and to work together with universities, local authorities, economic development agencies and other partners to give the logistics region Swabia a clear profile and to improve its perception by the politicians and the public on a regional, national and international level - in addition to its proven high potential.


Logistics Digital Conference

To make digital logistics faster, safer, more transparent and sustainable, new minds and systems are required. Three different sessions, organized and moderated by the publications of HUSS-VERLAG – LOGISTIK HEUTE, LOGISTRA and Transport  - and the conference brand EXCHAiNGE, present new ways and benchmarks at the Logistics Digital Conference LDC!. The Logistics Digital Conference will be opened by the following sessions on the 22. November 2018.

Session 1 (9:30 am) Learning Machines, Intelligent Chains: Opportunities, Risks and Application examples of Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain.

Session 2 (11:45 am): The Future Freight Traffic: Climate Goals and cost pressure as a challenge for the sector.

Session 3 (2.45 pm) Start Ups in Logistics and Transport: Opportunities and risks of the new digital platforms for new freight forewarders and shippers.

Logistics Digital Conference

Linde Material Handling GmbH

Linde Material Handling GmbH, a KION Group company, is a leading global manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse trucks, and a solutions and service provider for intralogistics. With a sales and service network that spans more than 100 countries, the company is represented in all major regions around the world. In the 2017 financial year, the Linde MH EMEA Operating Unit (Europe, Middle East, Africa) recorded a total revenue of roughly EUR 3.1 billion, with approximately 11,000 employees worldwide. Global sales of Linde trucks amounted to over 124,000 in 2017.


LKZ Prien GmbH

Logistics-Competence at the pulse of time: The logistics competence center (LKZ) in Prien is an innovation center (16 companies, >70 employees) and creates customer oriented logistics solutions in close collaboration of economy and science. The experts of the LKZ acquire projects and designs them from the first idea up to the implementation in ideal and practice-oriented logistics solutions. Since the foundation the scientific support took over the Fraunhofer IML. The cooperation with various Bavarian universities completes the scientific competence.


Messe Frankfurt

The digitisation and decarbonisation megatrends are having a dramatic impact on mobility and logistics. With its new trade fairs, conferences and other events in the field of mobility and logistics, Messe Frankfurt offers a range of exciting platforms that throw a spotlight on these disruptive changes and foster dialogue. An excellent example is Connected Mobility, a conference taking placing on three continents that brings carmakers, suppliers, first movers in the field of digital business and start-ups together for fruitful dialogue. At the first Hypermotion in November 2017 in Frankfurt, everything revolved around intelligent systems and solutions for transport, logistics and digital infrastructure. With this event, Messe Frankfurt has established the first independent platform focusing on the overarching theme of digital transformation. At the other end of the spectrum, the Festival of Motoring, a new event concept that takes the place of conventional motor shows, offers action and excitement for motorsport fans at a racetrack in South Africa.

At the heart of the Mobility & Logistics division lies the renowned Automechanika brand. With 17 events worldwide, Automechanika has been an incomparable success story since 1971. Messe Frankfurt is also continuing to expand its portfolio for trucks, bikes and boats. It has established a new trade fair for supply chains and logistics with Scalex in Kenya and South Africa.

Messe Frankfurt


Metroplan is a leader in technical consultation and planning. The company designs end-to-end solutions for manufacturing and logistics centers from its offices in Hamburg and Wrocław. It offers a broad range of services extending from consulting and concept development, to planning and implementation, to optimization and streamlining. Metroplan can analyze and optimize the plan to build or renovate a production plant, for example, or modernize the processes and material flow systems of logistics centers. The company, founded in 1976, knows how to leverage an interdisciplinary approach and efficient project management to get complex jobs done. It achieves solid results based on sound analysis and hard facts. This gives investors the certainty they need to make good decisions so that customers can thrive.



For more than 25 years, the Production Management Institute has been accompanying its customers with professional, international recognized education and certification programs on Supply Chain, Operations, Procurement and Logistics. Our reliable network of global education partners like APICS, Demand Driven Institute or Factory Physics, our experienced trainers working in industry and economy as well as our own quality requirements provide the basis for education focusing applied learning. In public courses or embedded into a Supply Chain Academy, participants will be qualified through skilled consultation, professional trainings and interactive learning materials in a participatory and passable manner to suit their individual needs for faster learning success with more transparency. Furthermore PMI is co-initiator of the House of Management Excellence (H-O-M-E), a cooperation in production and logistics management.



Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists committed to helping our clients gain a critical edge wher-ever possible. We form a close bond with our clients to solve their greatest challenges and help them identify their opportunities. We draw upon 100 years of experience in management consulting and combine this with the unique industry experience and resources of PwC. Whether it’s developing a corporate strategy, trans-forming a business unit, or building up new areas of expertise, we always deliver the added value that our clients have come to expect from us. In Strategy&, PwC bundles the supply chain expertise of Booz & Company, which coined the term supply chain management over 30 years ago, with the experience of PRTM, co-developer of the SCOR model. We are part of the global PwC network. PwC has over 208,000 employees in 157 countries offering audit and assurance, tax and consulting services tailored to the needs of the business communities it serves.


Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.  RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.



As the market leader in enterprise software, SAP SE supports companies of all sizes and industries to run their business profitably, continually adapt and grow sustainably. From the back office to the boardroom, from warehouse to shelf, from desktop to mobile - SAP empowers people and organizations to collaborate more efficiently and leverage business information more effectively than their competitors. Around 300,000 customers rely on SAP applications and services to better achieve their goals.



The SSI SCHAEFER Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. Across six continents, the company develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.   SSI SCHAEFER offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.   In addition, SSI SCHAEFER is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI SCHAEFER’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS ® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI SCHAEFER improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.

House of Logistics and Mobility - HOLM


startport is an outsourced innovation hub of various industrial and logistics companies and is accelerating start-ups in the logistics sector. startport supports logistics startups by providing contacts from industry and logistics, potential customers, partners and investors, through attractive coworking spaces as well as mentoring and workshops on the topic of founding. The goal of startport is to boost innovations in logistics and in supply chain. startport is supported by the exclusive partners duisport, Evonik, Initiativkreis Ruhr and Klöckner & Co. as well as various network and workshop partners, i.a. Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank and Taylor Wessing.


The Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

The Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) commits itself as a scientific centre of excellence to inter- and transdisciplinary conception, management and transfer of academic work. In the process, the design of future care and supply chains, energy-efficient transport systems and infrastructures are just as important as logistical concepts in humanitarian aid and the management of mobility behaviour in ever-changing societies. In view of demographic change, especially on the mega trend of urbanisation, the ZLV is exploring holistic logistical solutions for urban complexity patterns, which is embedded in teaching through the elaboration of the Main Research Area ‘Urban Systems’ of the UDE.


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