The challenges related to the supply chain, as seen from the varying perspectives of Maltese and German businesses were discussed during an event organised by the German-Maltese Business Council (GMBC) within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry on 6th February.
Mr Armin Eckermann, Chairman of GMBC, moderated the event which delved into challenges being faced on a day-to-day basis by Maltese companies such as transportation, logistics and the labour supply, and how they are being solved, if at all.
Furthermore, the seminar featured a case study of Seifert Systems Ltd and their experience as a German company managing their supply chain in Malta. In view of the fact that Germany is considered as one of the leading European countries when it comes to Supply Chain Management, Mr Armin Dullinger, Managing Director of Andreas Schmid Logistik AG was invited to illustrate the German experience, solutions and best practices.
The other presentations were delivered by Mr Emanuel Farrugia, Head of Supply Chain at ProMinent Fluid Controls Ltd; Ing Ruben Cuschieri, General Manager of Seifert Systems Ltd and Mr Clyde Caruana, Executive Chairman at Jobsplus.
The event which was sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Seifert Systems Ltd, Farsons and World Express Logistics, closed with a networking reception following a Q&A session and a factory tour of Seifert Systems Ltd.
The German-Maltese Business Council works at enhancing and fostering business ties between the two countries and at times, addressing issues which are prevalent in both countries is a way to assist companies perform better in their business activities. With this in mind, the event addressed different aspects within the Supply Chain.