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Creative Competition: the Creative Media Institute SAE Frankfurt was our guest at the DB Schenker Game Jam

Creative Competition: the Creative Media Institute SAE Frankfurt was our guest at the DB Schenker Game Jam

The logistics industry has become one of the trailblazers for digitalization within the German economy. Nevertheless, a game jam is a rather unusual event in this industry. In this innovative developer format that is popular among creative computer developers, participants aim to develop a first stable version of a computer game within a short time frame. Experts from different disciplines have to work …

Logistics with cargo drones

DB Schenker invests in Volocopter

Logistics with cargo drones

As a pioneer for urban air mobility, the Baden-based air taxi manufacturer Volocopter performed the first-ever manned vertical flight of a purely electric multicopter nine years ago. Since then, the company has continuously worked on the concept for electrically powered multicopters. The vision: the use of autonomous air taxis in megacities. What was once considered a science fiction concept is …

Digital transformation: How digital is the logistics field?

Digital transformation: How digital is the logistics field?

Transport robots in the warehouse, automatic route planning, blockchain technology for waybills, AI-based systems for simulating delivery networks. Digitalization is transforming all areas of logistics. Are other industries just as strongly engaged in a digital transformation? How digital is the logistics industry compared to other industries? The Digitalization Index for SMEs 2019/2020, carried out by …

“There is tremendous potential in Africa – also for logistics”

“There is tremendous potential in Africa – also for logistics”

Thomas Ruelke from DB Schenker has set up his office in the Logistic City of Dubai near the new airport. The Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Middle East and Africa focuses on the entire continent. logistik aktuell: Mr. Ruelke, you have been working for DB Schenker in Africa for over three years. May we call you a specialist in Africa logistics? Thomas Ruelke: Only if we agree that there is no such …

The Boundaries Between Manufacturing and Logistics Blur

Leipzig Automotive Logistics Forum, Part 1

The Boundaries Between Manufacturing and Logistics Blur

When the automotive and logistics industries meet, it always concerns one thing: process, process, process. This year's Automobile Logistics Forum, organized by the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the Federal Logistics Association (BVL), was no exception. “Break Down The Boundaries” There once was a time when one could say, “over here are the automobile manufacturers, and over there …

Robots and autonomous delivery droids: High-tech for the last mile at the 2020 CES

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Logistics Part 2

Robots and autonomous delivery droids: High-tech for the last mile at the 2020 CES

Humanoid transport robots, autonomous delivery droids, or new driver surveillance technology: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has long been a source of technological information and inspiration in the field of logistics. In the first part of our CES retrospective, we discussed the big trends. Now we want to introduce some of the products presented in Las Vegas for the last mile. The Few Last …

Game developer contracted by logistician DB Schenker

Logistics meets Game Development:

Game developer contracted by logistician DB Schenker

Agile computer game development and a traditional logistics giant, how do they fit together? At first glance not at all, because the images of the company cultures we have in our minds are too different: The constant, somewhat old-fashioned logistician vs. the creative and chaotic game forge. And what does logistics have to do with gaming? But digital employee training is increasingly supplementing …

Cooperation and technology: Lessons to be learned from CES 2020

Cooperation and technology: Lessons to be learned from CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas is one of the most important trade fairs for the large technology companies in the world. Around 4,500 companies from various industries presented their innovations and ideas in early January 2020. It's not just about technical progress. The fair has also become a platform for new developments in the economy. This affects logisticians in particular. …

2020: Changes on and alongside the transport routes

2020: Changes on and alongside the transport routes

In November 2019, the German government passed the amendment to the German Road Traffic Act. The following changes, among others, are expected in the course of the year: : No stopping/no parking Be careful if you want to make a quick drop. On the protective strip for bicycle traffic (indicated by a dotted line), there will soon be no stopping - just like for the second row. In future, fines for …

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