CSCMP: Germany Taking the Lead in Green Logistics

    BERLIN, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Germany has been the world's leading exporter for
the last five years. This distinction underscores the strength of Germany's
logistics industry, which is Europe's largest. Its 2007 revenues topped
Euro 200 billion, a growth rate of 8.5 percent over the previous year. German
companies are now also focusing their efforts on making the logistics supply
chain more efficient, environmentally responsible, and "green." This effort
will be featured at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
(CSCMP) annual conference taking place October 5-8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.
    Representatives from the private and public sectors, as well as academic
institutions, will be in Denver for the preeminent global conference of supply
chain management professionals.
    Some German companies are making major strides to improve both the bottom
line and their carbon footprint. Representatives from companies such as
Deutsche Post World Net, Kuehne + Nagel, The Otto Group, and others will give
presentations in Denver about their companies' programs to reduce carbon
emissions while retaining competitiveness.
    Invest in Germany, the country's inward investment promotion agency, will
be chairing the session on Green Supply Chain Management during track number
10 at CSCMP. In this session experts will discuss how "going green" makes
business sense. During the "Learning Exchange" portion of the conference,
visitors can learn about the excellent investment opportunities Germany has to
offer at the Invest in Germany stand.
    Invest in Germany is also inviting CSCMP participants and those
interested in logistics innovations in Germany to attend an Oktoberfest
Reception on October 6th. The event will take place in the Capitol Ballroom of
the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center and runs from 7:00
-9:00pm (local time).
    "Germany is leading the way in pioneering efficiency gains in logistics.
This allows companies to improve their bottom line, while maintaining a level
of competitiveness that is on par, if not superior, to any location
worldwide," noted Dr. Robert Hermann, Director of the Service Industries team
at Invest in Germany.

    Invest in Germany is the official inward investment promotion agency of
the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides investors with comprehensive
support from site selection to the implementation of investment decisions.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Eva Henkel, Invest in Germany,
Phone: +49-30-200099-173, Fax: +49-30-200099-111, Email:

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