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Malt & more for Namibia

Logistics for Africa and the Middle East (part 3)

Malt & more for Namibia

In Namibia, tourism represents the second most important sector of the economy, just behind mining. Every year, around 1.6 million people visit the country in South-West Africa. Popular destinations are the sites of natural beauty, particularly the Etosha National Park in the north. Anyone looking forward to a refreshing beer in the evening after a sweaty tour through the wilderness won’t be …

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Dream or nightmare for every logistician? At the push of a button, an object for transport disappears, zips through hidden dimensions and reappears in no time at another location. This is called “beaming”. A fantastic idea, in theory. But is that really possible? Can beaming ever replace the large international supply chains in industry and commerce? At least there is a short answer to the …

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

Even on the first day of this year's LogiMAT in Stuttgart, it was clear that this event was taking the pulse of the times and the logistics industry. Here at the trade fair, the major current topics were discussed in the lecture forums and at booths such as that of DB Schenker. And the reality check included: where is digitization still a dream, and where does it already define the day-to-day in …

Underwater swarming: Autonomous underwater robots

Underwater swarming: Autonomous underwater robots

"... We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…” When looking at one of the robots of the MONSUN fleet, one cannot help but think of this all-new Beatles classic. Even though it does not quite fit, because the submarine in question is only 60 centimeters long and is an unmanned underwater robot. Yet it is quit yellow! And it offers interesting applications for everything …

LogiMAT 2019 – “Intralogistics at first hand”

LogiMAT 2019 – “Intralogistics at first hand”

The Logimat has long since developed into an important international trade fair for intralogistics. The popularity with both exhibitors and visitors from all over the world is constantly growing. Next week it is time again: The 17th Logimat will open its doors. According to the motto "Intralogistics at first hand" visitors can learn about the market of the intralogistics industry from February 19 …

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

"In my professional life, I often took the curve", jokes Karl Hammerschmidt of DB Schenker in Hagen. For the head of heavy and special transport this is more than just a casual saying, but part of his core competence. To make it around the bend! With a 150-ton colossus on the road, the topic takes a serious turn. Vehicles as long as half a football field and roughly 10 meters in width are not to be …

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

Not any e-commerce will do. And there is much more to online commerce than setting up an online shop. The term e-commerce includes enterprises of all sizes, complexities, maturity, and with all kinds of different business models. From start-ups to digital trade platforms up to renowned manufacturers with omnichannel distribution. Equally diverse are the companies’ approaches for partially or …

Better air for port residents

Better air for port residents

Ships need energy also at the quay. In many ports, there are already environmentally friendly "charging stations". California is particularly far developed. European ports are changing, too. When approaching the ports of San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles, for many years now, ships have been able to obtain energy from "charging stations" during berthing time. Clean green …

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Originally from the automotive industry, the principles of lean management have long been adopted by other industries and sectors. In recent years increasingly also known as “lean logistics”, with contract logistics companies leading the way. This is also the case at DB Schenker. At the end of 2016, the XSITE initiative introduced a leadership and organizational concept that, in the spirit of lean …

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