We are pleased to present the fourth 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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Strengthening Pharma Supply Chain Management
At the 3rd BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress in Frankfurt, more than 200 top managers discussed the latest megatrends in the pharmaceutical industry.When the word' pharmaceuticals' falls, many people often think only of the development of drugs. More
BME appoints new Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Silvius Grobosch, the longstanding Vice Chairman of the Federal Board of Directors of the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), took up the important management function on 1 February 2018. More
Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI: Signs of easing
Manufacturing boom shows signs of easing amid supply-chain constraints. Germany’s booming manufacturing sector grew at a slightly slower rate in February, according to the latest PMI survey data from IHS Markit and BME, with reports of supply- chain bottlenecks helping drive up costs ... More
BME: Industrial Procurement Week in a new format
For the first time, BME's Industrial Procurement Week will be integrated into the leading Chinese trade fairs Industrial Supply ASIA and PTC ASIA of Deutsche Messe AG in Shanghai. The concept is part of a new cooperation agreement between BME and Deutsche Messe AG in China. More
 Smart Services for Smart Manufacturing

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10th BME Value Day, 3 - 4 July 2018 AIRBUS Hamburg, Germany
The 10th BME Value Day will be hosted by AIRBUS. Under the slogan “Innovations – Cost Engineering – Digitalisation” we would like to examine the potential of Value Engineering from different perspectives. We seek to discuss in particular the following key topics with you: “Digital costing”, “Supplier enabled Innovation”, “Strategic collaboration of procurement and engineering”. The event provides the ideal platform for you to engage in intense networking and in sharing ideas with experts from industry and science.

Save the date: CEE Procurement and Supply Forum 16 Oct 2018 Prague, Czech Republic
• Strategies to access Central and Eastern European markets
• Sourcing in Central and Eastern Europe – best practices
• Successful supplier selection and development
• Ensuring profitable growth through tactical partnerships

BME Supplier-Buyer Matchmakings
BME organises supplier-buyer matchmakings to enable direct discussions between procurement professionals and international suppliers. At B2B Matchmakings you will have the chance to meet suppliers of commodities from different supply sectors in pre-scheduled meetings. You will only meet business partners that fit your individual needs. Your benefit as a buyer:
• Creating and enlarging your international business network
• Meeting efficient suppliers in one-to-one meetings
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