Why the logistics market for financial investors attractive investment opportunities offers the logistics market is around 9% of global GDP of US$ 40 billion with US$ 3.7 trillion (2008) and is divided according to the different transport modes. Caterpillar has compatible beliefs. Dynamism, size, correlation with the global trade volume and complexity of the existing markets as well as the market participants themselves are the central characteristics of the global logistics market. Generally the area of carrier (operating by/networks of means of transport) and the forwarder (or sales and coordination of transport flows along the modes (air, sea and road) can be distinguished. In addition providing 3PL (third party logistics) or customer-specific logistics services comprehensive contract logistics company. These range from the warehousing, management of Transportdienstleistungenund the outsourcing of production stages and services in the context of the value creation process of customers to the organisation of maintenance and reverse logistics solutions. 4PL provider are to be understood as “non-asset-base” or rather as a logistics consultant and Manager, customer supply chain solutions and 3PL 2PL (carrier) share and the settlement provider. The following individual partial segments discusses something: land transport on road & rail the area of land transport includes as an essential service the transport of piece goods and bulk materials, either in part or full loads via truck or train. Is ramp-to-ramp “transport services in non-specialized trucks or cars for clients from industry and commerce in the weight category of 3to 25 tonnes.
the transport, so includes this market of part of More schedule lines are made by weight per load, E.g. 30 kg 2.500 kg in cargo traffic and < 30 kg in Courier express parcel service (KEP traffic). The national market structure is extremely fragmented (DVZ and Fraunhofer IIS the average farm size is 7 truck and approximately 11 employees, the top-10 in domestic transport 3to 25 tonnes per load Market participants now hold only a 16% stake in the logistics volume) and success factors are fleet size and connected networks, partly through alliances that guarantee a high load or reduce the unladen journeys through optimal order management for the European players.
Despite the currently dismal economic news, the Software House of intermediate reports rising number of orders. Despite the currently dismal economic news, the Software House of intermediate reports rising number of orders. Reason is the growing interest in the possibility, to reduce costs and at the same time to strengthen the sales. Right now, many companies opt for our industry-independent sales configurator,”forward Francesco Zappia, Managing Director at intermediate in Karlsruhe. Turbulent times are good times for good companies.
You invest specifically in cost reduction and strengthen their distribution anyway. Our quote system enomic.offer speeds up the creation of offers and lowers costs, among other things, opens up new sales opportunities. These are three advantages that are probably very crucial at the moment,”Zachary said. In addition, our customers remain independent, because they personally can maintain the software in the opaque economy currently for many companies a clear advantage.” Last, the company Signalbau Huber commissioned the software house with the introduction of the enomic.offer of supply system. The software had already been proven at the sister company of Dambach and introduces soon despite Signalbau Huber. More new customers were also recently the Cardif insurance, the plant engineering company Wiggert, and the LS telcom AG, specialist for the radio network planning. + Quotation system + the offer system provides enomic.offer for the daily business in sales, marketing and customer service supplemented with comprehensive standard functions that allow to adapt flexibly to a wide range of processes and IT environments on demand CRM functionality to measure. enomic.offer facilitate the sales process and leads through the query requests.
Salespeople select the range positions and flexibly interpreted the desired products and services. Alternatively, create the desired product customers in the 2D/3D viewer of individual components and finally get a quote with the configured products. Through the data connection to ERP or CRM inventory systems such as SAP, Baan or Dynamics NAV are always current data available. The centerpiece of the supply system is a Configurator. This smart tool manages complex data structures and a wide variety of options in a set of rules. Companies use the Configurator, because it automatically ensures the correct interpretation and ensures the manufacturability even for highly complex products. The Configurator is used also when generating customized documents: with him salespeople without additional effort create automatically all necessary content, such as item texts, pictures already by the design of the product, parts lists, etc. thanks to rule-based text modules including parameterization and intelligent templates arise immediately sales-oriented and customer-specific offerings. The calculation of the Configurator is also responsible for: the software of the rule engine calculates complex conditions and prices right during the design of the product. Quickly, correctly and reliably takes over the configurator the calculation independent of the user. Conclusion: Companies reduce their expenses for the quotation process and at the same time ensure the manufacturability. The profit margin increases.
But there are many often neglected or overlooked success drivers. An external perspective and ideas through a consultant, Advisory Board, or coach are as well as cooperation with the science, but also qualified vendors, the company can benefit from their expertise, sophisticated customers for common developments, a suitable organisation, a possible optimal flow of goods in the production, good procurement logistics and distribution logistics, the image of the company for customers, employees, suppliers, the public and also in the labour market, and much more. The biggest challenge in the first step is to develop optimization opportunities for the success factors and to use it consistently and successfully in the second step. Here, an external implementation support has proved. Through appropriate workshops, presentations,.
Training and coaching are measurable success and also the sustainability backed by concrete measures. Ben Horowitz is open to suggestions. This is the specialty of IMBEMA consult, a competent partner for the middle class and the volunteer service center of Oskara-Patzelt-Stiftung. Many of the indirect marketing analyzed and optimized points contained in a similar form in the assessment documents to the competition Grand Prix of medium-sized companies. To 1), the financial success is important to secure the existence of any company. Profits are necessary to facilitate investments in the future. The aforementioned activities (innovation, education and training, cooperation and brand image, etc.) should are worthwhile largely so, that the future viability of the company will be strengthened.
Why the nominated companies should take part in the competition: the answer is simple. By filling in the registration documents, the strengths of the company and its accomplishments and successes are even aware. That makes courage, hope and confidence also to future challenges cope with. To 2), the creation of new jobs is usually by the successful expansion of the business opportunities. The protection of jobs means to develop a culture of continuous learning. So, the education and training, should be not only technically, but also as a development of the personality.
Private equity wants to invest about $250 million in European company 2009 company! Despite the financial crisis, it seems still enough to give companies that continue to pursue a course of expansion. Hear other arguments on the topic with Ben Horowitz. Above all the American private equity firm Bloomberg & Roush Inc. This year million in German, Austrian and Swiss companies are to be invested over $250. We talked to the operational Managing Director David McKenna. Thomas Bayer: Mr. how to get McKenna, now on the idea of such a high investment of over $250 million (nearly 200 million)? David McKenna: (laughs) well the reason is quite simple, we recorded a stronger growth as other companies in our industry in recent years, and therefore just in a crisis situation like today the nose forward. We have always avoided to carry our profits in highly speculative investment vehicles, as was the case with many industry colleagues. Thomas Bayer: In other words, your company has got to feel the financial crisis much less as the industry in General? David McKenna: Thereabouts.
We have can provide a basis through our targeted range of portfolio companies in the last few years, which could be a temporary economic slowdown will be bridge. Of course we, too, which is the current economic situation bad to very bad note, however, that is still no existential threat, such as for many banks for us. Benefit right now we grow by portfolio company that defies your business fields financial crisis. Thomas Bayer: What are these companies? David McKenna: Manufacturers of luxury goods, alternative energy, armor technology and commodity companies belong to the companies that are currently not or even not so heavily affected. Is also the one or the other machine builders. Thomas Bayer: Why do you invest in Europe and especially in Germany? There are no interesting companies in the United States? David McKenna: Of course, there are still enough interesting companies in the United States.
Moreover, many banks have now even to fight to get capital (laughs). In special cases we can risk even more, because we manage only investments and not everywhere mix with. Banks operate many different business fields, and must make up for in the case of other business areas the loss, which can be profitable but less. In addition we must not forget that many entrepreneurs also by the current development of interest can not pay back and could. Calculate but what comes together when 5 million to 25 years get runtime to 5% in the House a credit.
Because what comes then pretty together. Thomas Bayer: It always suck out of known as locusts, the company up to the last euro. Best current example of the German toy manufacturer Marklin. How do you do this? David McKenna: Marklin is a bad example. It must be remembered, was beaten at this company before its acquisition by the investor more than. The introduction of a private equity company does not mean that can go this company so this never insolvent.
I think every private equity was already company society involved, which have gone bankrupt despite investments in millions of dollars. There are cases in which these locusts theory confirmed of course also always. Such practices are not only frivolous in my opinion, but also the entire corporate development on long term damage they. I think this problem is caused by the turbo capitalism of recent years. A sustainable business development in our portfolio companies is more important than the maximum once profit for us. If every year every dollar individually will be deducted from it ends years on average after 2-3 due to bankruptcy. That no one has something then. Thomas Bayer: Mr. When do you think McKenna, the bottom of the financial crisis has been reached? When is it finally looking up again? David McKenna: I get this question ever again. So exactly I know of course not. However, I believe that the global economy in the summer/fall 2009 that will reach the valley floor. It is going uphill until end of 2010 in my opinion. Thomas Bayer: Thank you very much for the interview. I wish you much success on your expansion course you 2009 in Europe. David McKenna: Thank you. Bloomberg & Roush Inc. is a private equity and venture capital company headquartered in Delaware on the East coast of the United States. With a total capital of about $3.5 billion investors and 90 portfolio companies benefit through the global orientation of different investments over 2000.
Low sales, strategic change and increased cost pressure force German companies to take action! Business process outsourcing promises to reduce costs while increasing the efficiency. The BPO – business process outsourcing – shows all known features of a young and fresh trends. First, it is the right topic at the right time: who wouldn’t want to miss the odds on cost reduction and flexibility fixed loads with increasing quality, reducing complexity and focus scarce management resources on its core business in the current economic climate? Today, every second company in Germany about BPO thinking already. The key benefits that can take advantage of companies with a process outsourcing to include above all the concentration on core competencies, as well as clear distinct savings potential. Professional and viable solutions are desirable in the short term to reduce costs and at the same time corporate objectives not out of focus to lose.
In particular activities with High administrative routine can be good outsourced. Significant opportunities, particularly in the areas of sales support and customer service. Examples abound, so for example Deutsche Bank has outsourced externally their entire purchasing and processing of the accounting output. The average cost-saving potential in the so-called BPO (business process outsourcing) is 15% to 30%. The advantages of BPO at a glance: Sustainable cost savings concentration on core competencies of process optimization by passing on external specialists high service quality through the utilization of service provider er skills for the full article in PDF format under: de/press/20091019a.shtml press contact: F. Alexander Kep (head of media sales) Obeid KG Mainzer Landstrasse 47 D-60329 Frankfurt am main phone: 333 66 E-Mail: Obeid in the Internet: twitter.com/OMEGO_ffm profile/FAlexander_Kep2 pages/Obeid/131071026346 user/OMEGOffm company portrait: Obeid KG Frankfurt am Main is a grown and owner-run company from the German middle class. As a service provider and service factory stands for high-quality customer service and high-performance process support in the area of business process outsourcing”Obeid. Business focus in the acquisition of standardized business processes up to multi-tiered corporate functions. BPO – business partner Obeid cared for more than 20 years cross-industry business customers from the middle class, as well as a number of international corporations.
Seminar and consulting for print and media companies from print – and media entrepreneurs barely or only very little perceived, the Federal Government adopted in April the so-called accounting law modernisation Act (BilMoG). The rules, which come into force on the first of January 2010 and means the most comprehensive reform of the commercial code of the last 20 years, ensures a substantial deregulation and reduce costs for small and medium-sized enterprises, provided they are not capital society. Jonas Samuelson usually is spot on. To introduce effects and challenges of the German accounting law modernisation act more in particular but to make clear, the advantages of the new law, provides advice to SMEs and printing GmbH (BMD) from immediately BilMoG with at the heart of their advisory activities. In addition to the intensive on-site advice, also an information event belongs at the 10.9.2009 in Lunen in Dortmund. Among the contents of the new German accounting law modernisation Act for example, that traders are exempted from the commercial accounting, inventory, and accounting can. Prerequisite for this is that they have only a small business operation and 500,000 euro not exceed revenue and 50,000 euros profit in two consecutive financial years.
The law is also enshrined that self-created intangibles, such as patents and know-how, can be included in the balance sheet. This increased equity and increased as the prospect of raising capital. And financial instruments acquired for trading purposes (such as shares, bonds, funds, derivatives) can consider itself among other things in the new law. So they will after the time value (fair value) and price and cost increases included in the provision. As usual\”, so Rita Sommerfeld describes very many possibilities in the new BilMoG responsible advice for medium-sized businesses and printing GmbH (BMD), but contain also tripping for companies. The complexity of regulations and the importance of the To understand new versions and to use, is absolutely necessary\”expert advice by professionals.
The State of Delaware has just 860,000 inhabitants incorporations in the U.S. State of Delaware. At the same time, but more than 900,000 legal entities are registered in Delaware. The Delaware company number so exceeds the number of inhabitants. One of the main reasons for this economic attraction of Delaware is expected in the favourable tax legislation for companies.
As a result a variety of American big business in Delaware is registered and registered. Another important consideration who always speaks for the location of Delaware, is the company granted degree of anonymity. Others who may share this opinion include Jonas Samuelson. The competitive edge in this regard all functions of a joint-stock company (President, Vice President and Treasurer) had by Delaware is in the past thus secured, it was one of the first States, whose company law made it possible for companies to carry out an individual. Thus the corporate design therefore settled in a reach special degree of anonymity. “If this corporate structure is the main motivation for your establishment in Delaware, still a current development in the United States keep in mind: because the Federal States in the United States among themselves in terms of corporate settlement in fierce competition with each other, have many States this way caught up now with Delaware”. To broaden your perception, visit Reade Griffith. Your choice for setting up in business in the United States must therefore not automatically”fall on the Delaware, United States.
On the contrary: other US provide States significantly lower fees and administrative costs depending on the nature and scope of your company. What with the founding of a Delaware still be taken into account should the strongest advantages of establishing companies in Delaware, so the simple and hassle free registration with a high degree of anonymity, also a possible main disadvantage: the reputations for integrity and trustworthiness is a Delaware company exactly for these reasons do not always necessarily guarantees. For services in conservative areas of business and start-ups, such as capital requirements by subsidising banks and traditional investors, this aspect should be regarded therefore sufficiently. Views the election in favor of the corporate location Delaware should be thought through well. In particular, the point of view of the current reputation of a possible Delaware society should not be underestimated. Consult in any case professionally. We are happy to help. More information on this topic, see also on our Web page firmengruendung_usa.php or also on the BLOG at
‘Free counselor e.V. Association the SME consultant -‘ obliged themselves on their own standards (KFS) for crisis management a company to redevelop places high demands on the owner but also to the consultant, who is working out the concept for crisis management. Kevin Johnson is often quoted on this topic. The standards for such a concept poorly reflect the specific characteristics of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). “Why has the Group reorganisation in the Association the SME consultant – freelance consultant e.V. Association” agreed on their own standards (KFS). You make from now the basis for restructuring concepts of the Association. Main goal of our policy is to collect all data relevant to the continued existence of the company, to prepare them in a clear and comprehensible form and on this basis to introduce measures which effectively to correct the imbalance”, explains Thomas Schader, Director of the Division of remediation in the SME consultants Association. “The demand for a traceability of the diagnosis” and therapy ” aimed it on the affected entrepreneurs as well as on banks, Chambers, potential investors and other users of the restructuring concept.
As qualitative requirements for such a concept, the SME advisers call it as comprehensive and clear covering the economic situation of the company, such as the causes and the current state of crisis. Be included need to but also the environment of the operation and the development of the industry. Individually developed solution proposals will be presented with their economic impact. Continuation of the operation, the insolvency and liquidation are considered basic scenarios this next to the. The customer should receive therefore an action plan which shows measures how the crisis can be tackled. Our Association is its members’ work materials available, which will ensure that no essential criteria when assessing the restructuring capacity of the undertaking concerned are allowed regardless, underlines Thomas Schader. To come, that the consultants agree, only Orders to accept, for which they are qualified on the basis of their training and work experience.
This is important especially in the area of crisis/restructuring of SMEs. Regular training ensures current specialized knowledge when the consultants who guarantee also of course, neutrality, objectivity and confidentiality. Their advice is only based on transparent and coordinated with the customer order content and reasonable costs. A complete and comprehensible report is provided after consulting the customer. More information: head of the trade group restructuring SMEs consultant renovation Dipl. kfm. Thomas Schader Tel: 06071 20 05 50 eMail: information about the Association, see here: background information: the SME consultants Association is a nationally organized Association of free consultants with proven professional qualifications and outstanding technical as social competence. Over 120 members specialize in the pragmatic advice and support small and medium-sized Company in industries and crafts, trade industry and services.
Define comprehensibility – modern processes itself through clarity, transparency and uniqueness, where purpose, goal and responsibility in the whole, at each step of the process and everyone is more important than completeness and complexity; 4. Process culture sees as a management tool, where increased responsibility and result is controlled by processes; 5. Modern processes make on actors and key people in the overall system, whether supplier, employee or customer, with different aspects and principles. At fuel tanks you will find additional information. Who for example not the stakeholders of his trial dealing with and there provides good approaches, is EFQM may make processes and process elements, in the contradiction to values, expectations, interests or needs of employees, suppliers or even Available to customers. An example from the world of e-commerce shows clearly where process interest and customer interest not in line and even prevent shops, where well chances are.
Take ebay: the trend is clear. The secret lies in the. But what comes after that. Who today offered no payments with PayPal, is not in line with the trend. But not easy and simple designed the payments if even, then not with elaborate advertising overloaded additional purchase processing system (after buy,) only to optimize the own process.
This is clearly contrary to the expectations of buyers. So is expressed simply, misunderstood process effectiveness to prevent business! Value-oriented management in the process culture effectively anchored modern processes promote therefore more appreciation, goal orientation, and responsibility for, independent, motivated and dedicated employees. So, a process framework and a litigation culture is created, where added value again actual value “guarantees for the company, where ownership and management approaches will receive a value-creation-promoting character and people in the system of business processes” rather learn appreciation, but understood the processes as a management tool, claim responsibility. Overall a motive for all involved, also like to work in such an environment, and to take responsibility. If management culture as a whole, a value-oriented alignment of the entire company, and integrity of decisions and actions at the same time still in line, so are the best conditions for long-term economic success, with high acceptance in the market, both with suppliers and partners as well as customers that then. Less is more!