Managing volatility in logistics markets

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Managing volatility in logistics markets

September 20, 2022 . 11 am - 12 pm . Zoom webinar

University of St. Gallen

Challenges and best practices: managing volatility in logistics markets

Fluctuations between supply and demand always influence logistics markets. The same applies to disruptions in supply chains during singular events such as (natural) disasters, terrorism, and social or political upheavals. However, we have experienced a new dimension of volatility during the last two years. which among other things also has an extreme impact on transport management and especially freight rates.

In this environment, proactive management is particularly important. In this webinar, we will present useful strategies, tools and tips from the study "Managing volatility in logistics markets":

  • Managing volatility: Dimensions, phases, and players
  • Sea freight: Market, development & management practices
  • Air freight: Market, development & management practices
  • Case study: Digitalized freight cost management as an enabler

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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 11 am - 12 pm
  • Zoom webinar
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Sebastian Meggers, AEB SE

Laurin Zemmrich

Research Associate, PhD Candidate
Institute of Supply Chain Management, University St. Gallen

Markus Meißner, AEB SE

Markus Meißner

Managing Director

Preview: Management summary of the study

Various studies have long documented the need for resilient supply chains and adaptive risk management. In Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy 2021, the latter was put in the trough of disillusionment.

A clear signal that the real progress in managing volatility has not kept pace with expec-tations. In reality, we underestimate the scope and chal-lenges of the transformation.

In this vein, the present study will lead to an "aha" moment for those concerned. The comprehensive presentation of volatility dimensions and different logistics scenarios promotes the necessary understanding of distinct interrelationships.

The original study objective has even been expanded by classifying problems and assigning practical solutions.

Download management summary of the study "Managing volatility in logistics markets"