|15.10.2021 : Innovation Catalyst
The success of the "Duesseldorfer Pallet" in 1985/86 was for the ISB (later transformed to the DHI Deutsches Handelsinstitut) the start for sustainable packaging and logistics competences. Testimonials for DHI-Innovations came from companies like Chep, Coca Cola, the Corrugated Industry, Kaufland-Group, Krings and Metro as well as from the German Federal Minister for the Environment Prof.Dr.Klaus Töpfer. Trade had been positioned by ISB/DHI initiatives to be seen by the public as a driver for innovation for the Total Supply Chain.
For Prof.Dr.Hallier as the managing director of ISB/DHI at that time the accumulation of innovative micro-economic processes to increase efficiency/productivity is finally resulting in the macro-economic growth of the Wealth of Nations. "It is not always a big thought breaking the routine - needed for the success of Applied Sciences and connected Businesses but the sustainable process of permanent innovation in the daily operations which makes the difference of companies : Retail is Detail !" Hallier summarizes the international success of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
|15.09.2021 : Duesseldofer Pallet
Becoming managing director of the Institute for Self-Sevice ( ISB later DHI /EHI) in the beginning of 1985 B.Hallier's first innovation-project was the Duesseldorf Pallet : a standardized half-size Euro-Pallet. "The initiator in that logistics-team was Walter Vieth - one of the first ALDI-managers and totally fixed on quick turnover and low costs" Prof.Dr.Hallier remembers."Also for this technical development we used the push and pull-strategy for market introduction : in the beginning of 1986 the magazine Pack Report estimated already 120.000 of our pallets in circulation in Germany".
"The name derived from the location of our agreement with retailers about this tool of rationalization : a pub in Duesseldorf ! The key for the success was the idea + team for getting volume by integrating as many retailers as possible : Applied Sciences is a combination of Innovation and Motivation " Hallier summarized. About 5 years later the Chep-pool supported the renting of the ISB/EHI pallet in connection with the new German environmental focus : Chep claimed to save per year 200.000 tons of waste in the Total Supply Chain by this multi-trip pallet.
|30.08.2021 : Honour for G-Global
Being initiated by the first President of Kazakhstan, N.Nazarbayev , G-Global has enriched G7/8 and G20 by incorporating also the other nations around our globe into a neutral dialogue about the political and economical problems around the world . Now those efforts have been awarded by the permission for a Representative Office in China.
Prof.Dr.B.Hallier for a decade has been gratefully a supporter of the different G-Global initiatives. In an official statement he congratulates the Management of the International G-Global Secretariat for this remarkable step as uptill now only about 30 organizations like the UN, WHO and WTO have ben honoured like this.
|30.07.2021 : Global Goals
Prof.Dr.Hallier demands fulfillment of Global Goals instead of outdated Geopolitics. "Geopolitical Thinking belongs to the last century when Colonialism dominated World Politics" the President of the European Retail Academy explained his philosophy. "Today we should act as a Global Community of Equals knowing that we should share respectfully the resources of the one planet on which we live all. We have to optimize together a world-model of economics, ecology and ethics".
As the best set of tools Hallier sees at the moment the UN Goals 2030. "Independantly from political or religious views of people from different countries this is a box of instruments which can be individually selected from to define own ways of fulfillment or which also globally can be used as a benchmark to compare the status quo scientifically : it reflects and respects global diversity - but aiming a global optimization; and last but not least it allows organizations of civil society, businesses, political bodies and science to participate with its input" Hallier defines the statement of the European Retail Academy.
|30.06.2021 : Instore Greenhouses
Kaufland Romania is testing in Bucarest in 5 stores micro-greenhouses. Consumers can find various fresh plants growing in those stores. The micro-greenhouse is basically a miniature compact greenhouse that is using vertical indoor farming technologies : offering fresh agricultural production available instore at any time of the year ( MORE )
Prof.Dr.Hallier sees in that approach a combination of several advantages : " small enough to be used in supermarkets and restaurants", " the process is independant from price variations at wholesale level" , "the system smartly is using the air-conditioning of the stores/no additional power consumption is needed" , "a single urban gardener can take care for 4 micro-grenhouses" , "less logistic services because the seed takes less space in transportation than plants".