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Partners & associations

4flow works with an effective network of excellent partners and is a dedicated member of a number of associations and initiatives.


BVL Campus is the independent training and development institution from BVL International. They offer vocational training courses and certification programs for supply chain management. 4flow is an active participant in the Supply Chain Design seminar series for future supply chain managers.

inconso AG provides comprehensive consulting, innovative software products, and professional system integration solutions for the optimization of customer-specific logistics processes. The focus is on warehouse management with the inconsoWMS product suite as well as SAP EWM and LES, transport management, supply chain execution, and visibility solutions for well-known trade, industry and service provider companies. inconso is part of Körber AG’s logistics systems business.

inet-logistics is a provider of global transport management systems (TMS). The inet TMS systematically supports all relevant tasks for managing complex transport networks in inbound and outbound logistics. The software has a modular structure and can be scaled both horizontally and vertically. It can be expanded at any time and used for the following areas in transport logistics: domestic and international shipments, courier and express shipments, FTL and LTL, cross docking, multi-mode shipments (air, sea, and road) and a combination of full and empty load flows. The inet TMS is currently used by more than 30,000 users in over 80 countries.

SupplyOn is the shared supply chain collaboration platform for a growing number of globally active companies – from Airbus, Bosch and Continental to Yazaki and ZF. They and many other manufacturing firms use SupplyOn as a central online platform to manage business processes with suppliers and service providers in a structured, transparent and secure manner. SupplyOn takes up where internal ERP systems leave off, and extends internal business processes seamlessly beyond company borders. The solutions are provided as Software as a Service and encompass cross-company processes in supply chain management, supplier risk and performance management, strategic and operational procurement and in quality and transport management. SupplyOn has established a network of companies in the manufacturing industry  that connects some 11,000 business in 70 countries.

Since 1998, Dr. Stefan Wolff has been an associate lecturer for Global Supply Chain Management at the Logistics Department of the Technical University of Berlin (TUB). The Logistics Department of the TUB is part of the Institute of Technology und Management in the Department of Economy and Management. It is Europe's largest research and teaching institution for logistics with more than 200 students per term. The Technical University of Berlin is Germany's largest technical university.

Associations and initiatives

Dr. Stefan Wolff, CEO of 4flow, is a member of the executive board of the the German logistics association BVL International. And vice president of 4flow Andreas Mager is a member of the BVL research council. The BVL is a neutral platform for managers of logistics. It counts approximately 9,000 members from the management of industry, commerce, services and science. The BVL makes suggestions and gives impulses for intersectoral and trend-setting logistic concepts to assure the competitiveness of companies all over the world.

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. CSCMP is a non-profit organization which operates world-wide. Organizing meetings, workshops and professional support, it makes it possible to establish world-wide, innovative, logistics knowledge. Dr. Wolff is a charter member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Roundtable in Germany.

Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Europe was founded in 1994 as an initiative for collaboration between manufacturers and retailers. ECR is committed to making the grocery sector as a whole more responsive to consumer demand and to promoting the removal of unnecessary costs from the supply chain. 4flow and 15 well-known European companies from the retail and consumer goods industry have joined together in the ECR Europe “Collaborative Inventory Optimization” project to identify new approaches on how to collaboratively decrease inventory levels in supply chains. Companies such as ASDA, Barilla, Carrefour, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, L’Oréal, Metro, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury and Unilever are taking part in this project.

4flow with its business locations in Hong Kong and Shanghai is a member of the Global Supply Chain Council. The Global Supply Chain Council is today the largest professional organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, understanding, and career development of executives, managers, and professionals in the field of supply chain management, logistics and procurement management in Asia. The Council was founded in February 2002 with the mission of being the vital link for supply chain and logistics professionals who must stay on top in our fast-growing, ever-changing industry.



GS1 Germany supports companies from all sectors in the adoption and practical implementation of modern communication and process standards, in order to improve the efficiency of their business processes. Within Germany, the company is responsible for the maintenance and continued development of the GS1 article identification system GTIN for globally unique identification, which in turn serves as the basis for bar codes. Moreover, GS1 Germany supports the application of new technologies for fully automatic object identification (EPC/RFID) and for standardized electronic communication (EDI). The focus is also on customer-orientated solutions (ECR - Efficient Consumer Response) and the integration of trends such as mobile commerce, multi channeling as well as developing sustainable standards and solutions.

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