FAQ

What is Supply Chain Day?

Supply Chain Day is a day of action with companies from industry, trade and the logistics services sector allowing the public to gain an insight into the diversity of logistics and supply chain management activities and inform people about the career options in this sector. Logistics institutes present their research projects and educational establishments showcase their courses and curricula. Supply Chain Day is a not-for-profit project.


When does Supply Chain Day take place?

Supply Chain Day 2018 takes place on April 19, with different events beginning at different times. Supply Chain Day 2019 is April 11.


Where does Supply Chain Day take place?

Supply Chain Day is an international decentral day of action and takes place at companies or insitutions who are participating as event organisers. You can find an overview of the full list of events here.


Who organises Supply Chain Day?

Supply Chain Day is a decentral day of action initiated by Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) and is therefore organised by all companies, organisations and institutes who are involved in Supply Chain Day. You can find a full list of organisers here.


Who can take part in Supply Chain Day?

All companies, institutions or organisations active in the logistics field can organise events. And everyone who would like to know more about this exciting sector the economy can take part as a participant.


How can I take part in Supply Chain Day?

As an organiser, you should first decide what kind of event is suitable for your purposes. This might be a tour of the plant, an exhibition, an expert presentation, a business simulation game or something completely different. The most important thing is that your event is in line with the spirit of Supply Chain Day (also see Question 1). Then you register your event via the online registration form so that you can publicise it on this website and therefore activate it for online registration on the part of potential participants. You will be sent the online registrations - as well as any cancellations - in the form of an e-mail to the e-mail address specified by you during the registration process.

As a participant, you choose the event you would like to attend from the list of events. You can then register - as an individual person or as a group - simply by clicking on the button below the event profile and will then receive an e-mail confirmation. Please note that your registration is binding. if you are unable to attend the event after all, please cancel your registration via the link at the bottom of the e-mail confirmation. Some events can also be attended without registration, and these events are labelled accordingly.


What does it cost to take part in Supply Chain Day?

As an organiser, the costs depend on what type of event you decide to stage and how many participants you want to admit. Admission fees may not be requested from participants - Supply Chain Day is a not-for-profit event, and all events should be free of charge for anyone who wants to participate. In return for your involvement you will benefit from (among other things) positive press coverage, a higher profile in your region and improved prospects when looking for qualified personnel. You can also strenghten your image and make an important contribution towards raising public awareness for the diversity of logistics activities and the importance of logistics in a globalised world.

The events are free of charge for organisers and participants. Many events are subject to advance registration for participants.


I would like to take part in Supply Chain Day as an event organiser. Who organises my event?

You organise your own event on Supply Chain Day. If you need advice as to which type of event might be most suitable for your needs, please feel free to contact us; we will be happy to give you some advice.


I am involved in Supply Chain Day as an event organiser. How can potential participants find out about my involvement?

There are several ways in which your event can be publicised.

1. As the initiator of this day of action and operator of this website, BVL conducts central press and marketing activities for Supply Chain Day and for this website. Moreover, this website is well-placed in the rankings of the search engines and therefore easy to find. Our press and marketing activities target not only the special-interest media but also all the regional and national daily newspapers in Germany.

2. You should additionally inform your local media and press contacts about your event. For this purpose, we provide you with text modules to which you can add your own information. Moreover, as a registered event organiser you also have the option of publishing press releases on this website. To do so, log in using the access data you yourself specified during the registration process. You can also publicise your event on your own company website - under the heading "News", for example, or directly on the start page - and this increases visibility for potential participants. This website also pro-vides organisers with pre-designed banners in HTML format which you can easily integrate in your homepage as well as templates for posters and printed materials to which you can add your own information. In addition, you can also register your event with relevant Internet websites and online event directories as well as local event magazines (who often maintain an Internet presence). Free online press portals are also an excellent means of publishing information on your event in the Internet.

3. You can also use your event to draw the attention of your customers and business partners to the range of services you offer by sending them a personal invitation to your event. You can also offer your employees in other departments an opportunity to take a look behind the logistics scenes. This promotes the exchange of ideas and information and underpins cohesion within the company. If you have contacts to schools and universities, it is also worth making direct contact with them so that you can invite school and university students to your event.


How can I manage the registrations and information for my event?

When registering your event on this website, you specify access data that you can use at a later date to log in so that you can manage and edit the information on your event. During the registration process, you can stipulate a maximum number of participants. You can also see how many people have registered for your event. In addition, you will receive an e-mail sent to the address you specified during registration for every registra-tion or cancellation. Please note that, for legal reasons, BVL has no way of saving or ac-cessing the data of participants. All registrations, cancellations and inquiries of participants will be sent solely to the e-mail address specified by you.


Due to safety requirements, I need the detailed data of participants at my event in advance. How can I obtain this data?

The registration form gives you the option of requesting date of birth and ID details of your participants when they register for the event. You can select this special function when registering your event. Participants will then only be able to register for your event if they enter the required details.


Why does my event not appear in the event map although I have entered the full address of the venue for my event?

Addresses cannot be shown in the event map if it is not possible to clearly assign the address. In the case of from-to street numbers, for example, you many only enter one number - otherwise the address cannot be displayed via Google Maps.

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