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Relocation Management: “The first friend in a foreign land” Weiterlesen

Relocation Management: “The first friend in a foreign land”

What’s the best way to arrive in Germany as a new employee from abroad? For relocation managers like Bettina Stamm-Müller, that's a crucial question. And she knows the perfect answer: "It's best to smile and say: …

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Navigating without GPS

Navigating without GPS

Satellite navigation has become an integral part of our everyday lives. When driving a car or when making deliveries, we now rely blindly on determining the position from space. Currently available are the systems GPS (USA) and GLONASS (Russia), while Galileo (Europe) and Beidou (China) are still under construction. However, there are environments in which the satellite signal cannot be received …

Platooning pilot project: first successful steps

Platooning pilot project: first successful steps

Innovative procedures in land transport: DB Schenker and its partners have successfully completed the first comprehensive pilot project on truck platooning. For nearly a year, the logistics specialist tested platooning in everyday operations with MAN Truck & Bus SE and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. Platoon is the name given to a vehicle system in which trucks on the highway drive …

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 …

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