15.08.2021 : 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 Tpfer. Trade had been positioned by ISB/DHI initiatives to be seen by the public as a driver for innovation for the Total Supply Chain.

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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.
 



15.07.2021 : 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".

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"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.
 



16.06.2021 : Communication Design

Starting the Thematic University Network Food one of the ideas was to create a permanent platform for digital and blended learning; but also to give free room for exchange-students to develop a common understanding for international/multi-lingual projects.

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In May 2020 Dr.Violena Nencheva from Sofia/Bulgaria started to add a Spanish Chapter to TUN ; since May 2021 Nikita Vasilyuk from Almaty/Kazakhstan is updating the Russian Chapter.
 



20.05.2021 : Conference Belgorod

The Belgorod Agrarian University was founded in Russia in 1978. Today, it has 7390 students and a teaching staff of 190 people. Belgorod joined the VUA (Association of Visegrad Universities) international cooperation in 2012 and by this belongs to a network of agrarian universities which permanently exchange knowledge , organizes conferences , develops cross-border double-diplomas.

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Since 1996, Belgorod has been organizing international conferences. In 2021, the theme of this event is"Innovative solutions in agricultural science: a look into the future". All contributions will be also published in a Conference-Reader ; one of the contributors is Professor Dr. B. Hallier from the European Academy of Retail with a report on the historical beginning of tracking and tracking and today's activities of the Thematic University Food Network (link).
 



20.04.2021 : USUE Yekaterinburg

Starting the European Retail Academy the USUE Ural State University of Economics in Yekaterinburg (see) was one of its first members - and immediately got the first exchange student Sandra Hoedl from Austria.In 2007 Prof.Dr.B.Hallier was honoured with a Dr.h.c. in Yekaterinburg. The USUE also became the nucleus for the Eurasian Economic Youth Forum which was one of the drivers for the EXPO 2017.

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Prof.Hallier remembers the long-standing friendship : "It is a pleasure to contribute now a review of 25 years rule setting for food security in the USUE well-respected magazin; USUE is a benchmark for high quality standards ! Hurra, hurra, hurra !!"
 



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