Logistics

The M & A activity in the sector logistics will rise again. It’s believed that Client Solutions Group sees a great future in this idea. Driven, it will rise again due to strategic buyers, but also increasingly by investors that logistics will be M & A activity in the sector. That is driven primarily by strategic buyers, but partly also by financial investors, the global transport and logistics market has between 2004 and 2008, EUR (10% of global GDP) experienced a tremendous growth by almost 50% to 2.8 trill. In the course of this dynamic development, M & A has played a major role. The volume of the logistics transactions (> 20m) enterprise value was in the last ten years the average 12 billion or 50 transactions p.a.. But 2001-02 and 2009 clearly on the M & A have impacted the crisis years with volumes up to – 80% in the sector. At the beginning of the crisis and the uncertainty in relation to the margins and cash flow, many logistics companies their M & A activity late 2008 strongly reduced and be on organic growth, cost reductions and operational improvements have focused development. The M & A focus was more placed on the sale of problematic (partial) shops.

At the same time the activity in the private equity has fallen area due significantly by the limited funding and the general decline in valuation. The partial cyclic logistics market and the uncertainty associated have made difficult the financing possibilities for holding companies during this time. Is since end of 2009 is a recreation of the logistics M & A market visible have tripled so far transaction volumes in 2010 compared to the previous year even if they can not yet connect to the volumes of the boom years 2003-2008. After a sharp decline of reviews by up to 50%, the valuation level almost in the cut is again at 80-90% of the values in the years 2007 and 2008, which demonstrates the growing demand for targets in the sector.

IFA-trend: All-in-one Devices

Digital all-rounder handy, but Hulk Hanover, September 17, 2009: the IFA trend towards high-quality all-in-one device has a dark side: the use of multifunction devices in all walks of life makes them even more prone to defects. For repair without warranty coverage can be expensive quickly. Whether HDTV flat screen change with integrated receiver, refrigerator with Internet access or SmartBoard for room temperature and technique control which is budget tomorrow. Read additional details here: WNS Global Services. The IFA products make your life easier and underscore the trend to more sophisticated technology. At the same time repairs of multifunction machines may put strain on the purse strings. Figs scrubs is the source for more interesting facts. The development shows in the automotive sector, that an increasing product complexity increases the demands on the workshops”, explains Johannes Schulze, Chairman of value of the product. Who spends large sums for his digital home, would long that worth the investment. Consumers should therefore in time about additional Check guarantee services. “Because the statutory warranty assumes only the cost of the rather rare cases of material, construction and workmanship.” Extended warranties, however, provide more protection for the technical infrastructure. The complete protection of value of the product covers such as damage due to mishandling or wear.

OLV Easycash

easycash September 2009 authorized payments for third-party payment network in Ratingen for the first time. The payment service provider easycash takes over immediately the authorization of debit card payments debit to around 2,500 Aral petrol stations in Germany. Easycash and the Deutsche BP, the parent company of Aral AG, agreed contract with each other. The previously used electronic cash method is replaced in large part by the lower signature-based method. In addition to significantly higher transaction speeds, BP also benefits from a significant reduction of in costs. Until the end of August, already 700 gas stations on the innovative solution were moved, more 1,800 Aral petrol stations follow until end of September. Innovation in the payment of BP BP operates 2,500 Aral gas stations nationwide and processed around 150 million card payments.

To do this, the company maintains its own payment network. So far almost exclusively the PIN-based ec cash method was the acceptance of debit cards used, where the banks involved security against possible non-payment grant. In the future, BP the cashless debit card payments at Aral petrol stations mainly settles with proven, signature-based debit. To avoid authorization via easycash to defaults, BP uses easycash as authorization Center: the debit card payments are routed from the BP network in the network of the easycash and authorized there. Secure authorization his consistently optimized risk management uses as a basis easycash to the online direct debit authorization. It is based on the extensive experience of easycash’s largest German direct debit processor with the most meaningful lock file in the German market. This solution enables the optimal use of the direct debit procedure for minimizing risk and significant cost advantages in comparison to the electronic cash charges BP.

In addition to the cost benefits, payment processing is accelerated also significantly: easycash processed an OLV transaction within 250 msec. and so even cash throughput. OLV acquiring for full security BP takes the Receivables purchase service OLV acquiring service provider claims.

Henning Kortkamp

So can users easily from the familiar user interface of AI/steel, providing documents archive request after this. Whether invoices, delivery notes, scanned paper documents and E-Mails, the documents will be displayed immediately and can be processed directly. The Manual allocation overhead, the error rate decreases to a minimum and the whole process will be accelerated. Linge man improves internal processes, thereby bringing increased transparency in its business processes. Target is the central data storage in dg hyparchive to resolve the redundant data storage across multiple held systems. Read more here: figs scrubs.

About bpi solutions they bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg, software and consulting in Bielefeld, supports its customers 20 years successfully with a company-wide solution concept of easy to use standard software and industry-oriented solutions in the furniture industry, logistics, and other industries. The performance spectrum ranges from consulting, through the Design and development of to the integration of new applications. Focuses on the optimization and automation of business processes in marketing, sales and service. Is based on the own products and solutions in the areas of customer relationship management, cross media publishing, supplier relationship management and integrated portal solutions. The solutions help the indoor and field staff as well as customers fast communication channels to build and comprehensive information available to suppliers and partners.

Moreover, solutions as System Integrator is bpi in the areas of business process integration, active document management and archiving. Starting point on solutions leading manufacturers such as dataglobal GmbH, insiders technologies GmbH, inspire technologies GmbH, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, which integrate not only systems, but also provide the business process modeling, monitor processes and evaluate results, as well as real-time information to optimize based on standard technologies are the Provide business processes. Through innovative process integration, effective data management and audit-proof archiving companies achieve significant efficiency gains and through proactive, secure their competitive advantage. Contact: Henning Kortkamp bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg Krackser Strasse 12 33659 Bielefeld telephone: 0521 / 94010 fax: 0521 / 9401500

Arne Trapp

Different variants of payment cumulation (by date, reference number, user ID or total) completes the solution for multi level marketing company. A Terminal up to nine accounts primarily for service providers is the ability with a Terminal on different accounts on behalf of their customers, such as, for example, building supplies, supply retail, book of interest. Use also for shop or practice communities, the a joint ec card terminal is rewarding this function. Up to six accounts are in the standard. So time-consuming transfers will be subsequently superfluous money direct booked for cash on the account. Charges, such as for rent and fees, continue to be from only one account. Dell COO takes a slightly different approach. easycash offers two variants of reporting for account selection. The monthly sales report is already included in the base price.

A single transaction overview with further information created easycash surcharge either monthly or daily available. In the framework of a customer project the function limited so far to six accounts account option on the Artema has expanded easycash mobile to three other accounts. The customer can now draw on a total of nine accounts. Through this adjustment, the request of customers to support all accounts relevant for its accounting realized easycash. Thanks to this implementation goods can now directly at the customer’s site be collected without requiring the consumer in advance in the branch must pay. Benefit from trade and consumer.

Account option is available for all payments by electronic cash or direct debit (ELV, OLV ); Kreditkarten -, maestro – and cash cards are not compatible. Further information: easycash holding GmbH marketing / communications Simone Bruder at the DIN 20 40885 Ratingen Tel 73 307 fax + 49-2102/9 73 226 E-Mail: grintsch communications Marc Nagel / Arne Trapp alley 31 50968 Koln Tel. 70 63 62 / 54 fax 70 63 80 E-Mail: Internet of easycash since 1992 developed easycash market-driven solutions for card-based cashless payments. Germany’s largest neutral payment provider offers comprehensive service from a single source: with four business fields of the mains terminal and payment services to card solutions, the group covers all relevant areas of card-based payment solutions. Easy cash’s product range includes user-friendly terminals, high-performance solutions in the field of transaction processing and related services precisely tuned. As Germany’s leading provider supports easycash all common payment procedures and allows individual combinations. Comprehensive services and customised solutions complete the full service portfolio. easycash has about a own card management and billing system. Thus individual card solutions as full payment systems integrate seamlessly into your existing POS infrastructure. Through the acquisition of the Division of loyalty solutions from Experian Germany in 2007, now easycash loyalty solutions GmbH, could easycash further expand its position in the German market for customer cards and their processing. The Group employs over 360 employees and operates about 191,000 terminals. The settled payment transactions 2008 totalled 864 million transactions. Easycash market leader in the processing of payment transactions via electronic cash and Maestro has a total of 333 million transactions. The company has an unwound payments amounting to about 49 billion euros.

Bizerba Presents The

Free combination opportunities for food retailers in the counter design of Balingen, September 15, 2010 at the Equipmag 2010 in Paris, the international trade fair for Shopfitting, presents Bizerba from September 21 to 23 the K-class flex (Hall 7, booth F15). Grocers can with this modular system components of the PC scales series K class”freely combine: touch screens, printers, customer displays, terminals and cash drawers can be integrated so ergonomic and space-saving in the individual counter concept. Rotten Tomatoes is often mentioned in discussions such as these. All scales and POS components operator and customer displays, printers, Checkoutwaagen and transducer – are decoupled from each other and can be arbitrarily combined, separately connect and save space on or under the counter position. Read more here: Gavin Baker, New York City. So each dealer makes sure that his counter only components reside on, actually used. It can be also individual displays, which take a purely advertising function and appropriate Show position in the counter area advertising content. They are fitted with a standard VESA mount Wandarmen, stands as well as rotating and tilting socket space. Our modular system means a paradigm shift for the grocery. All scales and cash components can now freely combined, which every user can customize its bar area.

Is this completely new possibilities with regard to functionality, ergonomics and placement occur”, explains Matthias Harsch, a spokesman of Bizerba’s business management. By using open standards the cash registers and scales from Bizerba can be extended also to software applications from third-party. An example of coffee shops and Confisserien, where is primarily collected and weighed only occasionally: Here, the modular cash register in combination with a transducer is the perfect solution. The weight data can be displayed directly on the checkout screen, so that only a single ad on the counter is required. The data for cash and balance can centrally maintained and the flow of goods and money be evaluated synchronously.

Bizerba Bizerba is a worldwide operating, leading in many areas solution providers for professional system solutions of weighing, labelling, information and food service technology in the segments retail, food industry, manufacturing and logistics. Industry-specific hard – and software, powerful network-compatible management systems, as well as a wide range of labels, consumables and business services ensure the transparent control of integrated business processes and the high availability of Bizerba-specific performance features. Worldwide, Bizerba is present with 41 shareholdings in 23 countries and 54 country offices in over 120 countries. Headquarters of the company, which employs about 3,000 people, is Balingen; further production sites are located in Messkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfaffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (United States) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico). Contact: Bizerba GmbH & co. KG Claudia Gross Director global marketing & communication Wilhelm-herbal-Strasse 65 D-72336 Balingen phone + 49 7433 12-33 00 fax + 49 7433 12-5 33 00 E-Mail: nic.pr network integrated communication Patrick Schroeder Coburg road 3 53113 Bonn phone + 49 228 620 43 84 fax + 49 228 620 44 75 E-Mail:

Entrepreneurs

There are poor entrepreneurs too,… but you are certainly in the minority. However, many companies, especially small and medium-sized companies impede their growth by lack of concentration on the market / markets. They arm themselves and the situation in all rule themselves with a particular idea. Or they are pushed aside by their employers more or less in the self-employment, because this leads when larger companies to reduce of the fixed costs. Then they have a degree of safety by orders of the previous employer on the one hand and can then bring their technical skills often better than before, where they had to accept certain barriers.

But what’s next? Dependence on only a customer, just the former employer, is unhealthy for a company, it is also how small. This idea comes inevitably at some point anyway, if not already already right at the beginning. Tribune Media Company wanted to know more. And so, to strengthen the ability to survive, predominantly the revenue for further or New developments used to reduce this dependency. The consequence of this is on the one hand (technically) often positive, on the other hand (commercial seen) there is not sufficient but because only good and in sufficient quantities, sold products ensure the survival or growth of the young company. The market and the customers any business, whether small or large, must deal, who could be still more customer. Only ever-increasing numbers of customers (customer acquisition) and revenue give the company a broad base and allow further developments, which in turn contribute to the growth of the company / can. And this is only about the (technical) information that published the small businesses – over press, specialist packaging tapes, Internet, Word of mouth, and others, because the competition is too big, than, as previously, customers of alone ‘ come. How should be used economically and focused? At the beginning, always an analytical consideration should be: on the one hand the capabilities of the company (the Staff, the USPS, the core competencies, finance, etc.) and on the other hand the market segments, which could – eligible customers whether only national or international.

Eastern Europe

The ‘ Europe direct selling report 2013’ of secondary market research firm yStats.com shows that Europe is the third largest region in terms of volume of the direct selling world’s three largest markets in Europe were among the largest direct sales countries of the world: France, Germany and Russia 2013 each had a turnover of several billion euros. While many countries in the region as a result of the economic downturn showed a decline of sales, total revenue of direct sales to the region by a small single-digit percentage point increase. Economic difficulties in Europe affected the direct sales market in two ways: sales in selected countries in the year 2012, such as Italy and Portugal, decreased, whereas the number of direct sales representatives has increased because more people are looking for a source for an additional or even primary income. Gavin Baker is often mentioned in discussions such as these. Body care & cosmetics lead the direct sales in Europe on the leading product category for direct sales in Europe, the cosmetics and personal care goods industry, is followed with a share of about one-third of total sales, of wellness products. In some countries, such as Sweden, the wellness industry has an advantage, while in other countries, as for example in the Ukraine and Turkey, beauty products make up over two-thirds of the market. The direct sales company with the world’s strongest performance in the year 2012 was Amway, with single-digit growth of global sales. Avon and Herbalife finished second and third, with sales of both companies declined by 2012.

The largest European direct selling companies among the global market leaders was 2012 the company, based in Germany, Vorwerk. Oriflame, which is registered in Luxembourg, was also among the 10 largest global companies. Together with Avon, Oriflame has captured strong positions on several European markets, particularly in Eastern Europe.

Globalisation

The rules of the game of the market changed rapidly also in the service… The rest of the world is now closer than before! The radius of each individual has widened considerably due to growing mobility and the use of latest information transfer. So people are more frequent than ever before, really, or also just virtually, guest in foreign countries and companies deal with different mentalities and cultures, lead your own ideas about customs and traditions”with in their personal luggage. That this circumstance affect the structure, nature and the offer of the respective markets has, is obvious, so ensures changed expectations and takes into account changing conditions themselves. For goods, products and of course in the world of the big, international brands relevant influences have begun long and at the same time this also a tendency to global, uniform impulses originates. How do these universal exchange relations but on the service market? Excellent service provider, which began nationally and are now active in international business, shape not only the face of the environmental of opportunities, but are increasingly becoming the reference standard in the market and the customers: some have reached already brand status.

In addition to provider in this country not only by internal clients with international competition”compare, rather also customers from abroad by the transposition of experience their home markets provide an additional, new expectations. To export companies in particular, who have already gained experience with Service (s), to tell about that business calculus and best German engineering for successful placement does not always are, however, to intuitive capture of the interpersonal needs often success leads to the turning. Conclusion: Globalization has arrived already in the service. It now applies to providers on the challenges in the “Big” to set and on a small scale “to ensure excellent services and solutions.

GMC Global Management Consultants

GMC global management consultants AG has acquired the 100% participation in the IBS intelligent business solutions GmbH the GMC global management consultants AG in Zug. IBS is industry as a pioneer of the Business Center for more than 20 years on the market. GMC wants to reach with the purchase of the stake, that international customers can be served more efficiently. This was announced by Rieta de Soet, President of the Board of Directors of GMC global management consultants Ltd at a press conference in Zurich. The purchase to take advantage our company, our customers worldwide to provide quick access to business center”.

Rieta de Soet is convinced that business center are the smart, economical solution. “The benefits of the services are obvious: flexible growth without long-term commitments, focusing on the core business, but full use of available resources, as well as active support by qualified personnel with commercial and technical background”, so Dr. Fabian de Soet, International Director of the GMC and Member of the Board of Directors. GMC global management consultants AG is an internationally active consulting firm specializing in start-ups in the Switzerland and throughout the world. Contact: Dr. David Fischer for: GMC global management consultants AG Rieta Vanessa de Soet Baarerstrasse 94 CH-6300 Zug Tel.: + 41.41.560.7700 fax: + 41.41.560.7701

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