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Intralogistics, Transport and More at LogiMAT 2018
Holistic logistics consulting from TIM CONSULT

At this year’s LogiMAT in Stuttgart TIM CONSULT will present the advantages of holistic logistics consultancy.

The renowned trade fair promises an overview of favorable high-tech trends, innovative technologies and solutions for optimizing in-house processes.

But what exact value will you receive? What else must be considered if you envision your warehouse logistics holistically along the supply chain?

We are extremely pleased to discuss these questions with you at our LogiMAT booth. Our experts will present the whole range of efficient warehouse logistics consultancy. With our Transport, Network, Warehouse and Waste Management business units, we also offer an integrated view of the entire supply chain. You can read more here.

Interested? Please come and visit us in Hall 5 Booth B54

LogiMAT 2018
March 13 – 15 2018
Messe Stuttgart

Please contact us and arrange an appointment with one of our intralogistics experts.

Your contact:
Julia-Fee Heyer
Assistant Marketing & PR
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Fireside Chat North America
Intralogistik-NetzwerkBW and TIM CONSULT host event

In the seasonal spirit, TM CONSULT and the intralogistics network „Intralogistik-Netzwerk Baden Württemberg“ met in Mannheim on 14 December 2017 for a fireside chat to discuss “Business Development and Logistics Trends in North America“.

Gerhard Mutter, Member of the Executive Board Logistics Automation, SICK AG, and Björn Klippel, Managing Director, TIM CONSULT GmbH, moderated the event.

15 participants discussed the business opportunities and challenges arising from rapid automation and digitization of the US intralogistics sector (warehouse, material flow, transportation). On one hand, German producers of sensors, automation tools, and conveyor technology have a dominant position in Europe but are not yet at a comparable level in the USA. Penetrating and expanding in this vast market is complex given established native competitors. High start-up costs may conflict with strategic objectives.

Conversation also addressed the following questions: What would be the expectations that German technology could replace existing processes? Are German companies organizationally positioned for success in terms of location, competencies, and cost competitiveness? Should markets be approached directly or via intermediaries? Should Canada and Mexico be grouped together or considered as separate markets?

Attendees were careful listeners and active contributors as these topics were examined in detail. Robert Maidman, Director North America, TIM CONSULT Inc., participated via web conference. He shared his experiences from daily business contacts and provided useful insights into strategies and operational trends of US competitors. After the web conference, individual discussions continued on TIM CONSULT’s roof top – with snacks, drinks and a virtual chimney fire.

TIM CONSULT’s experts are at your disposition and will be pleased to answer any questions regarding the US market and US logistics. They will be pleased to speak with you.

Your contacts:
Björn Klippel
Managing Director
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Robert Maidman
Director North America
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

TIM CONSULT offers participation in comparative transport management analysis
Compare, learn, optimize

Early 2018, TIM CONSULT will carry out a comparative transport management analysis for European land transport. In doing so the transport experts put the transport management of the analysis participants to test. Both quantitative and qualitative factors are examined so that the participants get a comprehensive overview of the quality of their transport management, optimization potential and costs. In addition, they benefit from sharing knowledge within the community and gain insight into best practices, learnings, and market forecasts.

TIM CONSULT is currently putting together a new Community.

Become part of the community!
You will obtain a valid basis for transport optimization, service improvements and cost savings.

Your contact:
Fredrik Händel
Project Manager
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Retrospective of the 7th TIM CONSULT Transport Day – International CEP Transports
Intelligent strategies to counter market concentration

How can shippers address supplier concentration in the Courier, Express and Parcel Services (CEP) market intelligently? What is the best strategy for continuing to purchase inexpensively and with a high quality of service? Are collaborations a good way to counter market concentration?

Exciting questions on the 7th TIM CONSULT Transport Day, held on November 7, 2017 and organized together with BVL Regional Group Rhein/Neckar led to lively discussions among the more than 50 participants.

Patrick Mense, BVL Regional Group Spokesman, and Björn Klippel, Managing Director of TIM CONSULT, welcomed the participants together with Prof. Dr. Michael Schröder, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW).

Participants were provided with a structured overview of current market information on Europe-wide and global CEP services, insight into best practices in purchasing, and experience reports from leading companies.

With Lars Schumm, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, and Andreas Kuhn, Saint-Gobain Isover G+H, managers from respected industrial companies described their strategic solutions.

In addition, renowned transport service providers provided insights into their strategies and the resulting solutions for shippers in Europe and worldwide. Stefan Thömmes, Divisional Manager of Operations & IT at Trans-o-Flex, reported on a new service concept for complex CEP network traffic in Europe, in particular the integration of information services. Volker Böhringer, Chief Executive Officer for Region Europe at Panalpina, presented innovative concepts as an alternative for the CEP market of the future.

Your contact:
Björn Klippel
Managing Director
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Florian Wildermuth
Project Manager
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

TIM CONSULT launches new website
Our new homepage is online at the end of September

We are pleased to present our comprehensive logistics and waste management consulting services in this new website.

We invite you to open a dialogue with us. The best consulting relationships are built on personal contact, understanding priorities, and providing individualized answers to detailed questions. Contact our colleagues directly – highly qualified experts eager to speak with you.

Help our website deliver more concise and useful information. Send your comments and suggestions. We value your contributions.

We are looking forward to an intensive exchange with all of you.

Your contact:
Marco Krämer
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 150 448-80

International CEP Transportation – Facing Market Concentration Intelligently
7. TIM CONSULT Transport Day Rhein/Neckar

E-Commerce knows no boundaries or borders. In the past, deliveries were made primarily within the domestic market. Today, mail-order companies are active all over Europe and even worldwide. As customer expectations reach new levels, freight costs become a serious competitive and margin factor. Supplier concentration is revolutionizing the options for courier, express and parcel services (CEP). Four express service suppliers have become three, controlling pricing and capacity.  Maximizing spend efficiency is both more challenging and crucial than ever.

How can shippers best manage? How can tenders be designed to secure highest delivery reliability at lowest cost? What is the best strategy for success?

These and many other questions will be answered at TIM CONSULT’s Transport Day in collaboration with the BVL Regional Group Rhein/Neckar. This event offers current market information about European and global CEP services, insights into procurement best practices, and compliant sharing of experience.

TIM CONSULT Transport Day International CEP Transportation
7th November 2017
3.00 am – 7.00 pm
DHBW, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim

The event‘s agenda will be released shortly.

Your contact:
Julia-Fee Heyer
Assistant Marketing & PR
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Market Engineering makes you rethink!
TIM CONSULT at the International Supply Chain Conference

October is when Europe’s logistics industry meets in Berlin at the 34th International Supply Chain Conference. The event’s motto is “Think different − Act digital.”

As a leading logistics consulting firm, TIM CONSULT is excited to promote exactly that. We have been supporting our clients with Market Engineering services for more than 20 years – optimizing global value networks is our goal and what we deliver. We work in all aspects from Transportation via Networks to Warehousing and Waste Management. Our market awareness, methodological knowledge and process know-how provide clients with the crucial insights and understanding to achieve high performance results.

Interested parties are cordially invited to discuss upcoming challenges and “new ways of thinking” with our experts. Please see us at:

International Supply Chain Conference 2017
25th to 27th October 2017, Berlin
Booth P/08, Room Potsdam II

Your contact:
Julia-Fee Heyer
Assistant Marketing & PR
Tel.: +49 (0)621 150 448-70

Current Trends in Worldwide Air Cargo Markets
TIM CONSULT invites you to attend its Market Intelligence Initiative Global Air Cargo Update Conference

After years of price erosion we currently observe a strengthening of global air freight prices, making reliable rate and capacity predictions more difficult than ever. Fuel costs, security issues and an unclear political environment remain high-impact factors critical to successful tendering.  Booming Asian demand and ocean freight carrier consolidation are stressing capacity and pressuring rates.

TIM CONSULT’s air cargo experts invite you to participate in the annual Update Conference of our Market Intelligence Initiative (MII) Global Air Cargo:

Update Conference MII Global Air Cargo
27th September 2017
10.00 am – 3.30 pm
THE SQUAIRE, Frankfurt Airport

Community members and interested shippers are cordially invited to attend the event. This is a great opportunity for non-members to get to know TIM CONSULT’s benchmark methodology and MII Global Air Cargo and meet those benefitting from this unique analysis.

Apart from the scheduled talks on several current topics, there will be plenty of time for peer discussions and networking. You will gain valuable information and insights.

Your contact:
Susanne Muhler
Tel.: +49  (0) 621 150 448-46

Containers on the Trans-Siberian Railway
Land bridge container transport is new module of MII Global Ocean Transport

Container transport via rail from Europe to China (or reverse) has been used by a small number of early adopters for some time now but is increasingly becoming a mainstream transport solution. The intercontinental journey takes containers via the classic route of the Trans-Siberian Railway and its Manchurian extension or via the so-called “Southern Route” through Kazakhstan and the Chinese province of Sinkiang.

Ocean and air cargo shippers now have the chance to make use of an additional mode of transport which provides a compromise regarding cost and transit time between the established modes of air and ocean transportation.

In order to provide full cost and service level transparency to shippers, TIM CONSULT is now offering Land Bridge Container Transport as new module of its Market Intelligence Initiative Global Ocean Transport. Our goal is to generate a comprehensive, current picture of the market. That’s why the analysis is geared towards rate and service levels of the entire door-to-door transport chain. At the same time we provide a current overview of available and novel handling and service alternatives.

Participation in TIM CONSULT’s Land Bridge Container Transport Model is open to all interested parties.

Your contact:
Clemens Schapeler
Senior Consultant
Tel.: +49 (0) 621 150 448 -55