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Partners & Associations

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

Because 4flow greatly believes in the power of teamwork, we are convinced that one plus one equals more than two – when people work openly and share their knowledge. This is the reason we maintain many long-term partnerships and take an active role in many organizations and initiatives.


Alpega is a leading global logistics software company offering modular solutions that cover all transportation needs. By bringing together the best products and brands in transportation software, the Alpega Group has created the transportation industry’s only end-to-end software suite. Alpega TMS empowers transportation professionals to manage logistics and supply chain processes, providing visibility to incoming and outgoing flows and seamlessly linking shippers to truck drivers and logistics providers. It transforms global and local supply chains into collaborative ecosystems, bringing together all parties involved. The more than 100,000 users of Alpega TMS leverage a network of more than 80,000 carriers and 5,000 shipping locations to handle more than 30 million transport orders each year. Our modular, end-to-end TMS brings together more than 30 years of expertise from both inet and Transwide.

Bosch Global Software Technologies (BGSW), is a global provider of engineering and IT services in the areas Connected Enterprise, Connected Products and Connected Healthcare. Led by a strong customer-centric approach, BGSW is responsible for completing large, strategic projects in software and digital services for customers in mobility, manufacturing, supply chain, retail and healthcare domains. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, BGSW operates in the North America, Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific markets.

Kinaxis is the leading company for cloud-based supply chain software solutions. With its RapidResponse® platform and unique concurrent planning engine, Kinaxis supports businesses with complex distribution, manufacturing and procurement networks in optimizing their business processes and supply chains. A Canadian company that was founded in 1984, Kinaxis has a worldwide network of offices and numerous global customers from sectors such as the automotive, basic materials and chemical, consumer goods, high-tech, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

4flow is an SAP Silver Partner with SAP Recognized Expertise in the area of supply chain planning and logistics in Germany. SAP Recognized Expertise acknowledges organizations’ proven expertise and competencies in certain focus areas or industries. To be recognized, organizations must have trained and certified team members with successful project experience in the focus area or industry, a track record of customer success, and plans to continue their development.

Shippeo, the European leader in supply chain visibility, helps leading supply chains leverage transportation to deliver exceptional customer service and achieve operational excellence. Its real-time transport visibility platform provides shippers, carriers and end-customers with instant tracking and predictive ETAs of every delivery, allowing them to quickly identify problems and proactively alert end-customers before they are impacted. Founded in 2014, Shippeo tracks more than 5 million loads per year throughout Europe for market-leading customers such as Schneider Electric, Carrefour, Eckes-Granini, Faurecia and Saint-Gobain, and connects to carriers across 62 countries.

Organizations and initiatives

Kai Althoff, CEO of 4flow, is a board member of BVL International and leader of the concept group for the BVL Supply Chain CX (previously the International Supply Chain Conference from BVL). BVL International is an open network of members that actively support efficient cooperation in the global economy. BVL’s main goal is to convey the importance of logistics and supply chain management – and to further advance its application and development.

4flow is a member of BVL Austria. Formed from the Institute for Applied Logistics, BVL Austria was founded in 1992 and is now the largest chapter network in Austria. The network actively contributes towards the development and practical application of logistics and supply chain by promoting interdisciplinary networking between the practical and academic worlds.

Dr. Stefan Wolff was a founding member of the Roundtable in Germany for the Council of Logistics Management (CLM). Since January 2005, this organization has been known as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The CSCMP is a global professional organization for supply chain managers that is dedicated to the advancement and international dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. To do this, it organizes an annual global conference and numerous events at different locations and facilitates the delivery of knowledge about logistics and supply chain management to its members.

Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Europe is an initiative for collaboration between manufacturers, retailers, service providers and industrial organizations in the consumer goods and retail sectors. ECR is committed to the removal of unnecessary costs from the supply chain and offers a neutral platform for the development and exchange of best practices.

4flow is a member of the German Chamber of Commerce in China. The organization represents German companies conducting business in China and offers up-to-date market information, practical advice as well as a platform for the German-Chinese economy. The German Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 1999 and currently has more than 2,300 members in mainland China.

4flow is a member of the Global Supply Chain Council (GSCC), the leading professional organization in Asia for the rapidly growing community of more than 250,000 executives. The GSCC is geared towards manufacturers, retailers and brand owners – supporting them with knowledge and networking in the areas of logistics and supply chain management and purchasing.

GS1 Germany supports companies from all sectors in the optimization and implementation of holistic processes. For this purpose, GS1 Germany develops open, cross-industry and globally valid communication and process standards. Through practice-oriented trainings and professional events, the organization also ensures the transfer of knowledge between all market participants.

4flow is a member of the International Association for SAP Partners e.V. (IA4SP). Founded in 2007, the network and information platform for businesses in the SAP field supports its members in making targeted steps to sustainably develop their businesses by applying the focus statement “Inform – Connect – Support”.

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