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Mobility of Tomorrow: The Drop, Noah and Enjoy from the 3D Printer

Mobility of Tomorrow: The Drop, Noah and Enjoy from the 3D Printer

One of the promises of digitization is a limitless product world from the 3D printer. From powder and according to digital specifications, the most incredible products are to be created outshining all classic goods. Every month, for example, there is news about vehicles that are partly or entirely printed from different basic materials. In New Zealand, "The Drop" was recently the first …

Intralogistics: Warehouse work is fun – if the framework conditions are right

Intralogistics: Warehouse work is fun – if the framework conditions are right

Warehouse workers like their work in principle - and even more when working conditions are right. This fact was now empirically confirmed by the project "MoLa - Increasing Motivation for Logistics Specialists and Auxiliary Staff in the Warehouse". The project ran for a period of two years. It was carried out in a team of researchers from the University of Augsburg, headed by Prof. Michael Krupp and the …

“Our goal is completely autonomous flying inventory multicopters”

Interview with Erik Wirsing, the innovation leader at DB Schenker

“Our goal is completely autonomous flying inventory multicopters”

logistics aktuell interviewed Erik Wirsing, the global innovation leader at DB Schenker, on the experiences gained from tests with inventory drones and how he assesses the importance of this technology for the future. logistik aktuell: Hello Mr. Wirsing, what do you expect from the current flight tests of the inventory multicopter in selected warehouses at DB Schenker? Erik Wirsing: Our goal in …

“If there is one thing we can learn from space travel, it is self-awareness”

“If there is one thing we can learn from space travel, it is self-awareness”

Climate change, traffic gridlock or other problems which move us globally: Professor Ulrich Walter reports on how the journey into space has changed his thinking and what, for example, companies in the logistics industry can learn from space travel. He was in 1993 as a payload specialist with a shuttle in space and has been teaching space technology in Munich since 2003. You were one of eleven Germans …

Fehmarn Belt Tunnel: When will the German-Danish connection come about?

Fehmarn Belt Tunnel: When will the German-Danish connection come about?

At 18 kilometers, the Fehmarn Belt Tunnel will be the longest of its kind. The immersed tunnel, which is to connect Germany with Denmark, is designed for rail and road traffic. However, it remains unclear when the construction will start. Because while in Denmark the decision on the route is already made, in Germany the planning approval is still in process. In addition, legal action was brought …

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

For the poet, evening and night embody something like the source of all romance. On the other hand, for the logistician, sunset induces the continuation of the day with artificial lighting. This moves the industry away from poetry - and moves it close to the needs of customers. One example is the Regional HUB South, the most important European hub in the land transport network of DB Schenker. There, …

Digital Supply Chain Solutions for Ledvance

Digital Supply Chain Solutions for Ledvance

According to a survey of Capgemini Consulting and GT Nexus (2016) dealing with the topic of Digital Transformation in supply chain networks, 95% of the surveyed supply chain professionals are expecting to see a significant increase in the use of digital technologies within the next five years. While 70% of the interviewees already started to invest in related technologies such as supply chain …

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

International retail chains import enormous quantities of clothing, electronics and other consumer goods to Europe by ocean freight. China, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are some of the most in-demand exporters. Depending on their port of origin, goods take four to six weeks to reach their destination. Consumers demand products free of defects, so the logistics involved in shipping them are worth …

Road to PyeongChang

Paralympics – Individual solutions for material, timekeeping and logistics

The Paralympics PyeongChang 2018 are in full swing. For the participants, the material factor is just as important as it is for the Olympic colleagues. But not only the sports equipment, also the competitions themselves are highly individualized. Paralympics watches run differently Disability is not just disability. The physical impairments and their impact on life are very individual. Therefore, in …

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