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Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

The logistics industry is facing enormous challenges. And the situation is being made all the more difficult by the current economic environment: Political disputes are slowing down trade – which is having a huge impact on logistics providers. The role of climate change in public discourse is leading to greater pressure to innovate – including in this sector. And last but not least, the digital …

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

The region is an economic hotspot and the signs continue to point toward growth. Its logistical center is one of the most efficient freight transport centers in Germany. We are talking about GVZ Augsburg. Centrally located between Stuttgart and Munich, it acts as a heavily frequented hub for national and international freight traffic in the economic area of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia. DB Schenker is …

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

The Future of Our Cities – Challenging Urbane Logistics (Part 3/3)

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

It is difficult for most people to change embedded behaviour. The longer a routine is exercised, the less often it is challenged. One of the best examples is the daily route to work. But the urban mobility transition requires considerable personal behavioural changes of townspeople and commuters. These inconsistent imaginary worlds often bounce off each other. Thus the way to the urban traffic reversal …

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

Professor Nicole Krämer heads the Department of Social Psychology, Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Together with her team, she has investigated how humans treat human-like robots. In view of the increasing automation in industry, this research is relevant for cross-sector areas such as logistics. Professor Krämer, what were the results of your research? We are …

Wifi transmitter: Energy from the air

Wifi transmitter: Energy from the air

Here, the word "data stream" takes on a whole new meaning: researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Technical University of Madrid and other institutions have developed a method to capture and transform Wi-Fi signals into useful power for electronic devices. The idea is obvious, because the ubiquitous electromagnetic waves transport not only information but also …

Digital Support in Trade Fair Construction

Digital Support in Trade Fair Construction

In the next ten years, the logistics industry is likely to change more than in the past 150 years. The reason: digital innovations for the "industry of the future" and new communication standards such as 5G. The new technologies offer shippers and service providers the potential to completely reorganize their own processes and services. Above all medium to large industrial companies are therefore …

What does the status quo of Urban Logistics say about the future?

The Future of Our Cities – The Urban Logistics Challenge (Part 2/3)

What does the status quo of Urban Logistics say about the future?

In the first part of our series "Urban Mobility Challenges", we looked at possible urban logistics scenarios in 2030. In the second part, we focus on the latest figures on urban logistics in Germany and the forecasts derived from them. The BVL has published a dossier on this topic. In addition, we will explain why it is almost impossible to make longer-term transport forecasts. Logistics traffic is …

Live case study: “A Win-Win Situation for Doctoral Students and DB Schenker”

Live case study: “A Win-Win Situation for Doctoral Students and DB Schenker”

DB Schenker promotes young scientists in the logistics field. The annual Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog) at the TU Dortmund has now completed its third live case study at a DB Schenker contract logistics location. We present the live cases and talk to Gerald Müller, Vice President of Process and Efficiency Management at DB Schenker. The Graduate School of Logistics at the …

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Emptying a sea container is real work. In one shift, a worker moves roughly 80 tons of cargo. And that at temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius. Yes, it can get that hot in the containers during summer! Obviously, it is difficult to find sufficient staff for this type of job, especially in times of labor shortage. The problem is relevant. 70% of all sea freight is transported in containers. The …

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