The members of the Board and Advisory Board of BVL are leading figures who represent a broad cross-section of logistics expertise in industry and research. BVL always has its finger on the pulse of the supply chain and logistics world, ensuring a constant flow of information on the latest trends and supplying a comprehensive range of expert knowledge that benefits each and every member.
The work and commitment of BVL's over 30 Chapters form the solid foundation of BVL Internationl. At over 160 events every year, the Chapters showcase real-world and "hands-on" supply chain strategies, concepts and solutions. They provide an excellent platform for establishing new - or building on existing - contacts where both members and guests can talk to each other one to one and find out about the events and services offered by BVL. In December 2008, BVL founded its first Chapter outside Germany in Shanghai. There are six international chapters so far.
The goal of the Research Council, a voluntary group of leading scientists and logistics experts, is to identify research deficits in the field of logistics vis-à-vis the public at large and to use the resulting insights as a basis for the development of important and necessary projects. The Research Council is not itself a research body but aims to initiate, support and review key research projects.
Future-oriented working groups and more than 30 active BVL Chapters ensure rapid knowledge transfer and facilitate personal contacts for those seeking in-depth information.
By organising and staging its own events, e.g. the International Supply Chain Conference, and by providing expert support and backup for trade fairs and exhibitions, BVL promotes a general awareness for the role of supply chain and logistics activities in the world of day-to-day business, commerce and society.
BVL promotes holistic and integrated concepts and attitudes in supply chain and logistics processes by presenting a number of highly coveted supply chain management awards for industry, science and the media.
Together with its media partner, the DVV Media Group publishing company, BVL offers its members a multi-tier communication concept comprising a weekly e-mail newsletter (LOG.Mail), a monthly print newsletter (LOG.Letter) and a magazine (LOG.Kompass).