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What goes into planning the Olympics

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What goes into planning the Olympics

Sophisticated planning is an essential part of successful logistics – particularly for mega events. There are few events that require a greater effort in this respect than the Olympic Games. There has to be planning for 10,500 athletes and up to 11 million visitors at over 300 medal competitions in more than thirty sports venues. All of this in harmony with the least possible impact on nature, …

Formula 1 report: How the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS motorhome is created

Formula 1 report: How the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS motorhome is created

Logistics in Formula 1 involve more than just transportation. DB SCHENKERsportsevents takes over many value added services – such as building the motorhomes – for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM team. The transportable modular buildings serve as hospitality areas for the Formula 1 teams at the racetracks. Just like the logistics in Formula 1 overall, considerable logistical effort is also …

Platooning on the A9 freeway: Driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly independent in their actions

Platooning on the A9 freeway: Driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly independent in their actions

Thanks to a constant stream of new developments and innovations in car and truck safety systems, the number of road fatalities in western nations has been declining ever since the 1970s. Seat belts are still the most effective passive safety feature for preventing deaths and serious injuries in accidents. Vehicle technology has made huge strides over time as well, and the abilities of active safety …

Last Formula 1 Performance 2017 for DB Schenker

Last Formula 1 Performance 2017 for DB Schenker

For the DB Schenker team, the 2017 Formula 1 season will be finished after the last race on European soil taking place in Monza. For Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, another seven decisive races are scheduled this season. The Formula 1 racing season will end on 26 November 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Until then, things remain exciting. Routine, yes – relaxation, no The result of the cooperation between …

72 hours to Silverstone

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72 hours to Silverstone

Ever wondered how Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport overcomes the logistical challenge of a back-to-back race weekend? Follow the race against time with Tobi, Tanja, Jim, Albi, Henry and the rest of the DB Schenker crew responsible for such a feat from Spielberg to Silverstone and see how DB Schenker manage this challenge at every European Formula One race.   The team is on the road with a …

Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Transportation and logistics form the structural network underpinning the economy, and for this reason, they are always directly impacted by changes taking place in business and society. Digitalization is another of these transformations. It also entails a host of very specific changes for how logisticians work, and while it will be possible to automate a lot of things in the long term, there will also …

Value added services: logistics experts give products the finishing touch

Value added services: logistics experts give products the finishing touch

Modern logistics means more than transporting goods from A to B. These days, customers want additional services that take some of the burden off their shoulders and generate real added value. DB Schenker assembles car antennas at its shared logistics center in Hildesheim, Germany, for the automotive supplier Laird Technologies. It also handles requirements planning and transport to the end customer. …

Smart stadiums: what will the stadium of the future look like?

Smart stadiums: what will the stadium of the future look like?

Creating the stadium of tomorrow is an interdisciplinary task. Architects, designers, engineers, communications experts and ecologists are being called on to conceive of and build the stadium of the future. Many modern stadium concepts are part of the "smart city." In a society dominated by information and communication technology, these areas will also play a role in the stadium of the …

JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

No one could describe Hamburg as mediocre – and the competition between its port and those in Bremen and Lower Saxony is anything but. Reason enough for both regions to build the JadeWeserPort seaport in Wilhelmshaven to contend with the city port of Hamburg. At present – three years after it opened and almost ten years after construction work began – the port at the mouth of the Weser is slowly …

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