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Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

From Warehouse Eching in the north of Munich, DB Schenker supplies the production for the BMW Group in Munich. In almost 35 years, a trusting, finely tuned and efficient cooperation has developed. A stable partnership that is nevertheless characterized by high dynamics, continuous innovations and ever new steps in development. Dedicated or shared warehousing? What matters is customer benefit The DB …

Diversity and depth – evaluation of our 2019 reader survey

Diversity and depth – evaluation of our 2019 reader survey

We interviewed you, the readers of logistik aktuell, about your interests and reading habits. How do you like our blog? Which topics are particularly relevant to you? When and where do you read the articles in logistik aktuell? Today we present the results of this survey. At this point, thank you again for your participation. We will use the survey results to further optimize our content for …

Logipics: Pictures explain logistical processes

Logipics: Pictures explain logistical processes

A picture is worth a thousand words? Images or representations often explain complicated issues better than extensive text and instructions. Researchers at the University of Augsburg have taken advantage of this fact. With a project funded by the German government, they have developed icons that can help logisticians to train new employees. For a long time there has been a lack of manpower in …

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics is relevant: In Germany alone, more than three million people are employed in this economic sector, and around 274 billion euros were transacted in 2018. Only the automotive industry and retailers can show stronger figures.And those two industries, in turn, wouldn't work without logistics. Logistics is diverse: As a professional field, it combines a wide range of technical and commercial …

Heavy transport of the sort “extra wide”

Heavy transport of the sort “extra wide”

131 tonnes on the highway! Normally, the maximum weight for a truck on German roads is 40 tons. In Combined Transport it may be 44. And suddenly, there are 131 tons on a DB Schenker truck travelling 800 kilometers through the Republic! Of course with regulatory approval. 131 tonnes: cargo plus vehicle. It's like stacking three trucks with the maximum allowed weight and splitting everything into 12 …

Nancy Polomsky and her 12-Tonner

Nancy Polomsky and her 12-Tonner

Professional truck driver. A job just for men? Nancy Polomsky demonstrates that in the environment of forklifts, pallets and rustic interjections, a woman can assert herself. She has succeeded at it for almost 2 decades. The mother of two already has 18 years in the saddle. For her, driving is a dream job. Portrait of a woman trucker on German TV The Institute of German Business has determined that …

Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

DB Schenker is becoming more and more electro-mobile. In March, the logistics service provider took over four brand new Fuso eCanter in Frankfurt am Main, in Stuttgart and in the French capital Paris. The electrically powered 7.5-tonner will now be used in the day-to-day business of the logistics company. In doing so, DB Schenker is reacting to the transforming mobility in Europe. The logistics …

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

In Altenwerder, twenty years ago, colorful fishing boats lay comfortably at anchor in front of green dykes. Since 2002, the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has been shipping millions of containers every year. The highly automated terminal is one of the most modern terminals in the world.And the development of the site continues: In the future, the CTA will …

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Global spare parts logistics is complex, non-transparent and often expensive. With a new online platform, DB Schenker wants to help customers in the industrial and aerospace sectors to eliminate these disadvantages. "Logistics Orchestrator" is the name of the system used by DB Schenker and customers to centrally manage all spare parts orders within a global sales network. According to the …

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