Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME), founded in 1954, is the leading association of the supply chain managers, traders and logistics in Germany and Central Europe. It offers help and support to all its members, who belong to all sectors of industry and services, trade, banking, insurance and public institutions. One of the main objectives of the Association is the transfer of know-how in the field of managing the supply chain, in procurement and logistics. BME implements these tasks through a permanent training and educational offer, and the exchange of experiences, as well as through scientific works on new methods, procedures and techniques. Moreover, BME supports its members in the development of new markets and economic processes.