ConnectChains - The Humanitarian Supply Chain Conference: New Logistics Hall of Fame event

  • Premiere to be held Nov. 29 at the German Federal Ministry of Transport in Berlin.
  • International summit promotes knowledge transfer between humanitarian organizations and commercial enterprises.

Distribution of relief supplies in the Philippines: Efficient and sustainable process improvements in humanitarian logistics are the focus of the Logistics Hall of Fame's ConnectChains conference. Thilo Jörgl, Executive Chairman of the Jury for the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics. Photos: THW, Logistics Hall of Fame

Ismaning near Munich, Berlin August 7, 2023. The Logistics Hall of Fame is launching a new international conference in 2023: ConnectChains will celebrate its premiere on November 29 in Berlin. Partner is Fritz Institute based in the USA. The event aims to ensure that knowledge transfer in the field of humanitarian supply chain management takes place among humanitarian organizations, commercial enterprises, government representatives and other stakeholders, and that the players network even more closely. In addition humanitarian organizations and logistics companies should be better prepared to manage crisis situations in the future. As the Federal Minister of Digital and Transport is the patron of the Logistics Hall of Fame, the conference will be held on the premises of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport.

"The leverage of networking is enormous - there is still great potential for collaboration, especially in topics such as sustainability or cooperation among various players. Supply chain costs account for between 60 and 80 percent of the total cost of a project, and humanitarian organizations have recognized that optimizations in supply chain management, especially in logistics and purchasing, are key to the success of projects. With the ConnectChains Conference, we are helping companies, governments and humanitarian organizations worldwide to better understand the different challenges faced by all parties involved and to jointly leverage this potential," emphasizes Thilo Jörgl, Executive Jury Chairman of the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics.

The summit is intended for logistics and supply chain experts in humanitarian and development organizations as well as logistics companies. Also invited are representatives from foundations, academia as well as international funders. 

The panel discussion will be followed by a presentation by the winner of the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics. The team from the selected organization will be given an opportunity to showcase the innovative project. This is for the first year for the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Humanitarian Logistics which is awarded by the Logistics Hall of Fame. Sponsor is Fritz Institute.

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Background Logistics Hall of Fame: The Logistics Hall of Fame honors international personalities who have rendered outstanding services to the further development of logistics and supply chain management. The goal of the Logistics Hall of Fame is to serve as a global platform for documenting the milestones of logistics and honoring its movers and shakers, thus underscoring the importance of logistics for business and society. The Logistics Hall of Fame also presents the Logistics Leader of the Year Award to current pacesetters in logistics. In addition, the Logistics Hall of Fame recognizes innovative logistics projects by humanitarian organizations with the Lynn C. Fritz Medal for Excellence in Humanitarian Logistics. The sponsor is the Fritz Institute. The non-profit initiative is supported by politics, associations, media, business and science. Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, is the patron.

Sponsors: 24/7 ASSISTANCE, ADAC Truckservice, AEB, Working group logistics initiatives Germany, Baumann Paletten, BLG LOGISTICS, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Disposal Association (BGL), German Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME), Federal Association of Parcel and Express Logistics (BIEK), Federal Association of Forwarding and Logistics (DSLV), German Transport and Logistics Association (BWVL), Federal Logistics Association (BVL), Business+Logistic, COYOTE LOGISTICS, German Transport Forum (DVF), Duisburger Hafen (duisport), EPAL, Förderverein Logistics Alliance Germany, Fritz Institute (Donor), GARBE Industrial Real Estate, Gebrüder Weiss, Goldbeck, HHLA, HIAB, impact media projects, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), International Road Transport Union (IRU), Interroll Group, Krone, Lebensmittel Zeitung, LIP Invest, Locus Robotics, LOGISTIK-Kurier, LOGISTIC PEOPLE, LTG – Landauer Transportgesellschaft Doll, materialfluss, Panattoni, pfenning logistics, PSI Logistics, RIO – THE LOGISTICS FLOW, Schnellecke Logistics, SCHUNCK Group, Seifert Logistics, SETLOG, SSI Schäfer, STILL, TGW Logistics Group, trans aktuell, Automotive Industry Association (VDA), Wiltsche Fördersysteme, Winner Spedition, WISAG.

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  • 24/7 GmbH
  • AEB
  • Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr
  • Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung
  • Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
  • Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik e. V. (DSLV)
  • Bundesverband Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Logistik
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik
  • Deutsches Verkehrsforum
  • Duisburger Hafen AG
  • European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)
  • Exotec
  • Fritz Institute
  • GARBE Industrial Real Estate
  • Gebrüder Weiss
  • German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • German Parcel and Express Association (BPEX)
  • Goldbeck
  • Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG
  • HIAB
  • impact media projects
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • International Road Transport Union
  • Interroll Group
  • Krone
  • Lebensmittel Zeitung
  • LIP Invest
  • Locus Robotics
  • LOGISTIK-Kurier
  • LTG Landauer Transport- gesellschaft Doll
  • materialfluss
  • pfenning group
  • PSI Logistics
  • RIO - The Logistics Flow
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • Seifert Logistics Group (SLG)
  • Setlog
  • SSI Schäfer
  • STILL (Donor)
  • TGW Logistics Group
  • trans aktuell
  • Wiltsche Fördersysteme
  • Winner Spedition