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FAL 2018: Focus on data transparency and blockchain

FAL 2018: Focus on data transparency and blockchain

During the Forum Automobillogistik 2018 on January 31st and February 1st, representatives of the transport and automotive industry debated about topics of digitization, automation, and risk management. The motto of the sixth edition of the event was “Chances by Means of Transparency – Seeing, Understanding, Taking Action”. The event held by the Verband der Automobilindustrie (Automotive Industry …

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

The future of mobility is autonomous. In just a few years, self-driving vehicles - trucks, planes and ships - will be finding their own way around outside of major transportation hubs. From the US and Canada to the Netherlands and Scandinavia, companies all around the world are working on autonomous transportation with the support of their national governments. In the shipping business, Norway is …

Rebirth of the supersonic jet

Rebirth of the supersonic jet

24 October 2003 marked the end of the era of commercial supersonic flight, when a Concorde plane took off for its last scheduled journey. Afterwards, the aircraft and faster-than-sound travel were history. However, this might be about to change again: Several companies are working on a new generation of supersonic jet planes that hold out the prospect of unbelievably short journey times. Boom …

Study: 4 disruptive megatrends in transport logistics

Study: 4 disruptive megatrends in transport logistics

Many “4.0”-related technologies have the potential to transform transport logistics through disruption. These megatrends include technology-driven innovations, as well as technological further developments. The study “Is it all 4.0 or just hype?“ (German: “Alles 4.0 oder doch nur Hype?”) by RWTH Aachen looked at these key technologies. Here are the results. Megatrend 1: decentralized organization …

Road to PyeongChang: How logistics experts and athletes prepare for the Olympics

“Combination of planning and flexibility is crucial”

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will begin on February 9, the highlight of the four-year Olympics cycle not only for the athletes of Team Germany. After years of preparation, DB Schenker, Official Logistics Partner of Team Germany, is also determined to deliver a perfect mega-event. Time for gold. Logistik aktuell spoke to Johannes Rydzek, Germany’s Sports Personality of the Year 2017, to …

The car industry simulates future production

The car industry simulates future production

Logistics processes' share of the added value in the automotive industry has been growing for years. In times of decentralized production, simulation helps to manage logistics processes that are becoming more complicated all the time. Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwede, Head of Information Logistics and Assistance Systems at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund, on the trend of …

9 future scenarios for urban space

9 future scenarios for urban space

Wolfgang Lehmacher is a textbook author, entrepreneur and Director of Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum and has recently described scenarios regarding the change in urban space in various publications. We have compiled a selection and short description of these designs for the future, which will also have extensive effects on logistics: Building automation …

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

You're hurtling down a slope and the sun is shining. Both you and your equipment make it to the bottom without a scratch. But then disaster strikes: Your car breaks down on your way back to the hotel. Your skis might be fine, but your car's camshaft has broken. And you were planning to start out for home the next day. What are you going to do? Delivering goods with the fast overnight service "Looked …

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight is not just fast – organizers must be able to respond quickly to changing conditions, from terror threats to earthquakes or other unforeseen disasters. Dr. Niklas Wilmking, Head of Air Freight Cluster DE/CH at Schenker Deutschland AG, explains how logistics identifies risks and plans accordingly. Dr. Wilmking, an air freight manager at DB Schenker once said that lots of air freight in …

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