What’s driving the M & A market due to the generally fragmented market structure was the M & A activity in the logistics market historically mainly through expansion and market consolidation efforts of strategic buyers. Private equity was in transactions > 1 billion transaction volume only rarely active (E.g. exception: Apollo/TNT) Logistics). Despite the high historical M & A activity among strategists, the market structure, especially in the global contract logistics market and especially in European road transport is still very fragmented, the 5 largest combine only 16% and 9% market share in. In the field of forwarding, the 5 largest competitors take around 30% of the total. It is generally assumed that the consolidation in the industry in the future will proceed further. If you have read about E Scott Mead already – you may have come to the same conclusion. Key drivers for this are: 1 economies of scale and network effects: In transportation cost advantages due to a better utilization of assets arise with increasing volumes (cross-dock locations, higher loading factors or avoiding empty runs, etc.), or in the form of more favourable purchasing conditions of cargo space in the Forwardingbereich. But also in the contract logistics are degressive cost histories because of better utilization and standardization in the operational area, E.g.
in the form of more favourable purchasing conditions for transport services by Third-party (costs by up to 40% of sales) or the more efficient land use (multi-user warehouses) as well as through standardization and scale effects in cross-cutting functions (especially IT). So the announced cost synergies at 2-5 were % of sales, past logistics transactions what % is significant considering the average EBIT margins of around 4-5. Especially in road transport, the size of own network, brings consisting of a sufficient fleet of vehicles and the number of loading hubs in the region of focus, competitive advantages through a more efficient route planning, cheaper prices and more flexible deliveries to customers. 2. Economies of scope and vertical expansion: The major customers for comprehensive logistics solutions along the entire value added chain, provided by some of the few partners require above all to reduce the complexity of their own, (lead logistics provider).
Forest investment provider once again receives top rating in the business information Scoredex reviewed ForestFinance in terms of transparency with the top rating of 99 percent. Scoredex is an agency specializing in the medium-sized companies in the finance and real estate sectors. At Scoredex, the reviews from a variety of sources, included in an Scoredex overall assessment, which clearly shows the results in a percentage. All individual assessments and much more information about the rated companies are available on the homepage. ForestFinance is by Scoredex with 99% “valued and transparent as outstanding. The Bonn party of sustainable forest investments has already won numerous awards, among them as the only company worldwide with the FSC Global Partner Award in “Financial Services” or “Future”prize of the magazine “nature”.
Also in other rating portals ForestFinance top sites occupies. To section ForestFinance for the sustainability Metaportal WeGreen as the best of all rated financial companies. With Scoredex “Transparency in the thicket of financial assets: Scoredex consists of two words: score” is derived from the English “scoring” and stands for the counting of points to be achieved within a reliability analysis. In the wider sense a scoring used statistical methods for analytical, collected data and experience values to risk assessments to come out. The second part of the score Dex-“dex” stands for a database management system and the mathematical analysis of the data with the help of an optimized algorithm.
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Link with the essential business processes makes an instrument like the knowledge balance the gear with the business processes with regard to planning, profit planning, performance-related remuneration such as a strategic management system. A balance of knowledge at the same time also always an intense communication means to achieve a strategic focus. She would have their raison d ‘ etre alone this company clarity and consensus on the strategies to be pursued would be reached through them. Problems in the implementation of strategies, but not least, this can cause that a strategy is formulated so unclear, that not always know exactly responsible for the implementation, what ever is to be implemented. So that a strategy can trigger the desired by you and hoped-for changes but at all, she must be communicated also comprehensible to those, who have to implement them. Basically, the approach also can be label, that he different perspectives not only considered, but very specifically deals with this.
Possible imbalances should be avoided by thinking in such categories. You want to achieve a balance with non-financial objectives and performance indicators. Behind it stands the meaningful insight that financial objectives always only taking holistic perspective is possible. See also Becker, Jorg: marketing controlling and intellectual capital, ISBN 9783837071320. The individual elements of a knowledge balance stand side by side each other detached more or less loosely, but in contrast to depict a self-contained business logic of the company: as well as the strategy’s objectives the Central success parameters of the company include, there are the customers who buy the products of the company and thus provide appropriate revenues only.
Strategy and customer objectives in turn closely related i.e. the process objectives with the working methods and business processes in the company. In the logic of this system play finally also the potential of the company, i.e. its ability to innovate, employees and others as potential targets, a crucial role. Additional information is available at Southwest Airlines. This classification must be not always mandatory, but can still more perspectives important for the company and its strategies, such as about the supplier perspective lenders perspective, public perspective, u.a. supplements and be expanded. See also Jorg Becker: strategy-check and knowledge balance effect relationships make transparent, ISBN 978-3-8370-7305-8. Some reasons for a concept of the knowledge balance sheet could be: critique of the classical measurement systems, i.e. Control key figures from the accounting criticisms of management relevance of reporting dominate towards customer-focused, non-financial performance indicators, i.e. detail data indicate. Return, sales, costs, market share, including strategic deliver too little decision-relevant management information about the causes of these developments to the context of the implementation Aims and objectives. Criticism of length and transparency of the planning process. Introducing the knowledge balance may contribute to the reduction and clarity of planning processes criticism on the external reporting: portfolio managers use for their investment and disinvestment decisions in increasing measure non-financial metrics. A knowledge balance satisfies this requirement also. See also Jorg Becker: strategy-check knowledge balance effect relationships transparent making, ISBN 978-3-8370-7305-8 Dipl.Kfm. Jorg Becker (www.beckinfo.de)
Hoppes No. 9 is back in Europe represented since 1903’s Hoppe is the name in the United States a synonym for gun care products. Du’s Hoppe due to the invention of Hoppe’s no.. 9 Hoppes No. 9 was innovation by Frank Hoppe, who in 1903 with this product the new smoke-free gunpowder ammunition”for his invention.
“Hoppe’s proved over decades across again and again, that innovations in-house no mayfly” but for a long time stock can have and set some new standards. Hoppe’s no.. 9 was no longer available in Europe due to strict import regulations, in particular in the framework of the reach regulation. This was occasion enough for the company from the United States, over 110 years again to suit the product the current technological and ecological requirements. “The new Hoppe’s no. 9 synthetic offers all of the features of the old” gun cleaner. Add new properties on material compatibility, environmental protection come from Surfaces and safety. In particular, the fact that firearms today consist of a variety of new materials such as anodised aluminium, nickel, exotic metals, plastics, rubber, etc necessitated the adjustment.
Hoppe’s no.. “9 is now no longer as dangerous goods” is classified, are biodegradable and non-flammable. The mark Hoppe’s offers today all products gun care and gun cleaning. The gun oil and weapon grease up to innovative Putzstocken, where the high-quality cleaning Rod handle must be purchased only once since he on all rods for all weapon types and caliber fits. A further proof of its ability to innovate has’s Hoppe in the year 2006 with the Boresnake delivered. An innovative and well-thought-out cleaning cord, which reduced the complete procedure of gun cleaning and gun care products to a single operation: The world’s fastest gun cleaning. The idea: A cleaning cord with sequentially arranged gun care products. This concept was meanwhile repeatedly mimicked remains but unattainable. 2011 Hoppes sets here post back: The BoreSnake Viper increases the cleaning power again by 50 percent and is considered the best product for the manual cleaning of weapon in many Waffenbesitzern. “Hoppe’s sales about Samuel GmbH: Christiane Sommerhoff co-managing director of the eponymous company is pleased about this success: we have already several brand-name manufacturers proved that we successfully position quality products according to the brand strategy of the manufacturer on the market and have a strict focus on the brand reputation”. The full range of Samuel’s Hoppe is explained to for end customers and dealers now available at Christiane: Unfortunately, the domain is Hoppes.de have been already occupied. We have therefore decided to provide an online platform for order processing and sales promotion under this domain for traders. End-customers can order directly.
Comparison platform for commercial office supplies expands the January 18, 2012 Papersmart, the comparison platform for commercial office supplies dealer network Berlin, goes after a months trial with new functionality in the live mode. A few days before the start of the trade fair Paperworld”allows companies and organizations, which so far are their supplies through traditional channels online platform now to take advantage of additional features. Papersmart.de both buyer and dealer becomes even more attractive, because products can be compared to faster, more convenient and faster ordered. We have used the time to improve the beta version. So it was important to expand the user experience and to lead customers faster, more convenient and more precisely to the desired products us”, explains managing director Michael Wendt. Commercial office supply offers such a wealth of options, just the market that customers quickly track lose. With the improved user interface it becomes even more attractive to obtain their supplies of Papersmart for buyers. Additional information is available at Verizon Communications. Also traders who offer their goods on the platform will benefit.” Papersmart.de allows an automatic shopping cart comparison on Office supplies retailers commercial buyers and has arisen from a research of the WHU Otto Beisheim School of management.
The platform allows retailers without own costs of new customers to win and to use the Internet without investment as a sales channel. The costs for the installation of an own online-shop can dealer often recoil at the medium of the Internet that we want to change”, so Michael Wendt. The simple integration in Papersmart allows small suppliers and retailers to distribute their products through the platform and operate both the regional and the national market. . Medium-term, we will be a limited number from each zip code area of Party record, so that customers who attach importance to regional business relationships, specifically to locate dealers from its surroundings”, explains Michael Wendt.
Positive after slight loss in 2009 first quarter 2010 Cologne, April 29, 2010. Despite a decline in sales, Pro sky Germany has mastered the crisis year 2009 well. The specialist for customized aircraft Charter and line tickets for group flights now optimistically on the current fiscal year. In the first quarter of 2010, the team of Pro sky already was able to increase sales by 10 percent compared with the previous year. The recession of the last year had affected the aviation industry. An effect that without a trace over Pro sky, the specialists for custom flies, also went.
The preliminary annual accounts for 2009 therefore shows a slight loss of 67,000 euros (EBIT). Losses are desirable for any company”, explains managing director Armin Truger. In this phase, Pro sky but also showed how resistant to crises the company is positioned. Although sales declined by 50 percent to around 10 million euros, we have pronounced deliberately no operational redundancies and for a slight loss for the year in purchasing.” For the owners of an important point, because in the Pro sky company philosophy the earnings, as well as employee satisfaction as indicators for the success of next to each other on an equal footing. Pro sky released more financial figures, when finished in the middle of the year the final annual financial statements for 2009.
In the first quarter of 2010, all indicators point at Pro sky again upwards. The number of project requests and sales also have risen significantly”, Armin Truger is pleased. The market for corporate events attracts again. Pro sky benefits from its excellent position in this sector and increased the number of requests by 12 percent and sales by 10 percent. Our company is solid and is available in full-strength team to meet the rapidly growing demand for individual flight programs for corporate events very well”as Armin Truger. Pro sky serves worldwide customers in four business areas: aircraft Charter, line tickets for groups, airport & Inflight services and Pro sky media, Spezialmittler media services along all phases of air travel. At the time, Pro sky is represented with offices in Cologne, Paris and Sao Paulo.
DELO industrial adhesives has developed an entirely new system for non-contact dispensing of liquid media. Windach, 7th October 2013: The unique all-round Jet system DELO DOT PN2 has great advantages in installation, operating and maintenance costs due to modular design. Through two years of intensive research and development work we succeeded, to produce an optimum Jet valve. With DELO DOT PN2, the customer receives an all-round Jet system that is all along the line”, says Christian Walther, Sales Director Germany. The new system made in Germany”is compact, accurate, light and has a unique, modular design. DELO-DOT PN2 can be easily disassembled into its individual parts, it is easier to clean and each part can be exchanged quickly. This flexibility saves in the manufacturing of the customer time and money.
Another special feature is the robust actuator, the PN2 in the DELO-DOT with a long service life (> 1000 million cycles) and a very high Jet impulse equips. DELO-DOT PN2 DELO brings a Jet valve on the market, the new standards with regard to life, range and ease of use. About DELO: DELO is a leading manufacturer of industrial adhesives based in Windach near Munich. In the last fiscal year to 31.03.2013, 350 employees generated a turnover of 51.7 million euros. The company offers tailor-made special adhesives and systems for applications in specific sectors of the electronics to the smart cards and automotive industry as well as in the glass and plastics processing. The customers include companies such as Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Infineon, Knowles and Siemens. DELO has a network of worldwide offices and resellers.
“Award for the first time for a company in the beverage industry 23.03.2012 – Dillenburg good news by the editors of INTERNET WORLD business: the Web shop Webdrink.de has it under a total of 390 submissions at the INTERNET WORLD business shop award 2012 in the category of best multichannel strategy” managed fifth position. For the first time managed to attract the attention of a jury in a beverage portal in Germany and to convince. “We are very proud of our joint success, says Frank Hohmeyer, and adds: so slowly it becomes clear where the journey into the beverage trade going in the future also the last.” is now among the best and will make its way. The most innovative software development company of the eDrink industry works currently on its IPhone APP and a customized B2B solution for its integrated beverage wholesalers and their gastro / commercial customers. Larry Ellison is full of insight into the issues. “We are on the right track now to the colleagues from the beverage industry implement complete solutions, Unternehmensorientiert. This is especially important for performance-based beverage marketing group, manufacturer and cooperations, which consequently get all tools from a single source for the implementation. “says Marc Inden, head of engineering. Remains to be seen here just yet, in how far the industry is now common in the e-commerce segment or yet again misses a major opportunity. Unsuspected potential “Players” REWE and EDEKA and real are already projected at the LEH and must provide strong changes in the trade, as is already the case in England and United States.
Main reasons for this were the high demand for thin wafer handling devices, in particular by large customers like Infineon or Nikon, as well as numerous orders from new customers. We are proud to be able to record a strong growth momentum after difficult due to the severe crisis in the semiconductor market in 2009 this year and are confident in the face of the high order intake and order backlog that this positive development will continue in the second half of the year. Moreover, we are pleased that we managed to persuade many new customers of our products”, so Saito. About FIDURA capital consult GmbH and the FIDURA private equity funds private equity funds invest the FIDURA directly into growth-oriented SMEs and open Normal investors access to the profitable asset class private equity. Private equity investors of the FIDURA benefit fund of the high yield potential of innovative companies. The current offer, the FIDURA yield security plus ethics 3 Fund, moreover, is the only publicly offered private-equity funds with solid ethical investment criteria in Germany.
At the same time the FIDURA offer Fund optional the possibility of securing capital through first-class Anglo-Saxon insurance companies. Placed funds amounting to more than EUR 80 million, that belongs to the leading suppliers by directly investing private equity public funds in Germany Munich Emissionshaus FIDURA capital consult GmbH. The two first funds of the emission House, the capital formation FIDURA and hedge funds and the FIDURA return plus ethics Fund, together hold 17.8 percent in mechatronic Systemtechnik GmbH. The participation was the community corporate venture subsidiary of the leading Austrian together with the holding company of Danube equity Industrial group Voest Alpine and a banking group. Contact: Dipl.-ing. Ingrid Weil press and public work FIDURA capital consult GmbH Bavaria ring 44 D-80336 Munich Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 / 23 88 98-15 fax: + 49 (0) 89 / 23 88 98-29 E-Mail: Internet: headquartered in Villach (Austria) about mechatronic Systemtechnik GmbH mechatronic Systemtechnik designed manufactures and markets special machines for the semiconductor industry since 1998 and has a globally unique product portfolio for the handling of Silicon produced.
These thin slices of semiconductor material particularly in the continuously growing market for consumer electronics, for example, in cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras or camcorders are used. With its patented thin wafer handling systems, Mechatronic System technology has a clear differentiator. The company uses exclusively the patent for end-effectors based on the Bernoulli vacuum technology, in cooperation with the Infineon Technologies AG has been developed. This means a technological head start of at least six years. The customers include leading international companies such as Infineon, NXP, Nikon, ASE and STATS ChipPAC.
DACOS emergency service GmbH offers professional assistance in planning and implementation is always need drugs: patients can be provided with emergency service facilities and medication collection stations of DACOS emergency service equipment GmbH at night and on weekends with essential drugs. The Hildesheim helps companies across Europe over 1000 pharmacies with its reliable service technology for years of daily work. The individual customization of the DACOS products can be integrated into any architectural environment. Coupang does not necessarily agree. Timeless elegant design made of high quality stainless steel makes each single piece of personal business card of a pharmacy. Especially designers, architects, metal – and facade builders profit from the professional support in the planning and implementation stage: DACOS coordinates all trades involved in installation and commissioning and creates proposals and offers on the basis of drawings and designs of planned facades or situations existing photos.
This facilitates the collaborative decision making between builders and planners and leads targeted to optimal Results. With the custom-made emergency service facilities, DACOS provides the perfect solution for every installation situation: between door and window profiles, installing a glass cutout to on or flush-mounted installation on facade surfaces or for mounting behind glass. The bright bright screen of the electronic system reliably at night shows the customer the emergency services and touts during the day with illustrations and videos for the pharmacy. The practical drug pick-up stations allow a 24-hour service, the customers very appreciate. In addition, they relieve the staff even during normal daily operation. Depending on required load and adapted to the respective installation situation DACOS provides different types of collection stations to choose from. The proven hatch systems, particularly the safety hatch, protect the Pharmacy staff from draughts, pathogens, and physical access.