We are pleased to present the third edition of our quarterly "BME Newsletter International". Its objective is to inform and support your international sourcing, procurement and logistics activities in global markets. Enjoy the read!
Olaf Holzgrefe
Head of International & Affairs
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Digitisation challenges all areas of purchasing
Opportunities and risks of globalisation, megatrends in digital transformation and the added value of international networks were central themes of Europe's largest purchasing summit, which ended on the afternoon of 10 November in Berlin. More. . . 
BME: Protecting supply chains from protectionism and populism
Only through open markets can the opportunities for global networking be fully exploited. 2017 has shown that the markets are fluctuating and the global hotspots are increasing. This means that purchasing faces many challenges, stresses
Dr. Silvius... More. . . 
Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI: Close to the peaks
Germany’s manufacturing sector saw near-record growth in November, as new orders, exports and employment all rose at rates close to the peaks seen in 2010-11, according to the latest PMI® survey data from IHS Markit and BME.
4th CEE-Forum: Finding your right partners
The BME conference took place on 26 Oct with around 200 participants. Selected suppliers from the CEE region and German buyers exchanged views during matchmaking. The format achieved a record number of participating buyers from German companies. More. . . 
3rd Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress, 26 Feb - 1 March 2018 Frankfurt, Germany
We would like to invite you to the 3rd BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress 2018 – Europe’s only true peer-for-peer event for senior executives in Supply Chain Management in the pharma and medical devices industry. Over the course of 3 full days, you’ll be inspired by inspirational plenary keynotes, case-study presentations, in-depth workshops, and exciting field trips. More. . 

9. BME-eLÖSUNGSTAGE, 13 – 14 March 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany

The 9th BME-eLÖSUNGSTAGE conference offers a variety of expert presentations, workshops and roundtables which focus on the importance of e-solutions and IT systems for increased organisational effectiveness. Main topics: Digital Transformation ● Source to Contract ● Business Analytics & Business Intelligence ● Supplier Network Management ● Supply Chain Risk Management More. . . 


Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings, 29 March 2018 Sibiu, Romania

Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings is an international event dedicated to automotive professionals, buyers and suppliers. The 2018 edition of Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings will be held on 29 March 2018 at Redal Expo, Sibiu, Romania.
This event is geared to industrial companies and their product/services suppliers and will have the structure of business-to-business meetings. Participants in the event can meet industrial professionals, suppliers and buyers. For more, please visit here. . . 

DISRUPTING PROCUREMENT 2018, 10 – 11 April 2018, Spreespeicher Berlin, Germany
Our new conference "Disrupting Procurement!" in Berlin, Germany, offers penetrating insight into new digital trends & innovations in procurement. Leaders in procurement, smart start-ups, and digital experts will exchange ideas on the following key topics:
● Digital Leadership ● Disruptive Change Management
● Blockchain, RPA ● Artificial Intelligence
● Virtual Reality and Additive Manufacturing

13th EPE 2018 - European Procurement Excellence, 25 - 26 June 2018 Dresden, Germany

The European Procurement Excellence Conference (EPE) is one of the leading events for European Procurement Executives and an ideal platform for networking and discussing current and future challenges. The congress will offer inspiring keynotes, interactive breakout sessions, round table discussions, live workshops, a CPO panel debate and extensive networking opportunities. More. . . 

ESCE 2018 - European Supply Chain Excellence Summit, 25 – 26 June 2018 Dresden, Germany

The Supply Chain Management sector is undergoing a major metamorphosis. The transformation happening right now leads to new responsibilities for supply chain executives and is associated with plenty of opportunities. But what does a supply chain that is a value driver look like? Our European Supply Chain Excellence Summit offers a high level platform for European supply chain executives to network and exchange with similarly high ranking peers on value-driving topics with a strategic impact on the organisation’s success. More. . . 

Save the date: The 53rd BME Symposium on Purchasing and Logistics will take place in Berlin November 2018

Opportunities and risks of globalisation, megatrends in digital transformation and the added value of international networks were central themes of Europe'slargest purchasing summit which ended on the afternoon of 10 November 2017 in Berlin. You can find the current press release here. . . 
Take part in 2018 and profit from the largest purchasing and logistics networking event with BME. You will leave with both future-oriented inspiration, as well as proven best practices, and you will also extend your own network in the procurement community with colleagues, partners and customers. Don´t hesitate to contact us for more insights into the upcoming congressin in November 2018 in Berlin. More …

Catalan Supplier Day
On 26 September 2017, the 2nd Catalan Supplier Day took place in Frankfurt am Main and was the meeting place for approximately 50 visitors and 13 exhibiting suppliers from the mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology and aerospace industries.
For specific inquiries for supplier services or further information, please contact Frau Mejia or call +49 711 669 76 14. More. . . 
BME Key Performance lndicators in Procurement
Best in class 2017
Increasing efficiency is certainly a priority in various departments, but it is especially important in procurement. But how do you increase efficiency in procurement? And where can optimisation potential be found?
For more than ten years now, BME has been setting standards to measure the performance and quality of procurement with its TOP Key Performance Indicators in Procurement (KPIs). 25 KPIs on structure, quality and costs enable decision-makers to acquire a realistic assessment of their own performance and provide a substantiated basis for future-oriented procurement strategies. More…
BMEnet Seal – Software certified by the Buyers´ Association
BME gives approvals for e-solutions for the optimisation of purchasing and logistics. The test is based on criteria catalogues listing the requirements of procurement solutions, defined from the perspective of the professional association. Purchasing managers and users thus receive the security of obtaining software with tested quality standards.
OpusCapita awarded with the BMEnet seal of quality "Supplier Relationship Management”
BMEnet GmbH has awarded the OpusCapita Software GmbH solution "OpusCapita eProcurement" with the seal of approval "Supplier Relationship Management".
With the purchase of the former jCatalog Software AG in 2016, OpusCapita has complemented its strategic product portfolio and was able to fully integrate the areas of electronic catalogues and shop systems for purchasing and eProcurement into the OpusCapita Buyer Supplier Eco System. More. . . 
Expertist awarded with BMEnet seal "Online Marketplace for Expert Services"
BMEnet GmbH has awarded the expertist-platform of Expertist Vertriebs GmbH the seal of approval "Online Marketplace for Expert Services".
At w w w. expertist. de, companies can find qualified professionals, such as business consultants, IT consultants, and interim managers for their externally assigned project activities. Expertist enables market-driven prices and price transparency for both sides.
More. . . 
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