Andreas Pietsch

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

For the poet, evening and night embody something like the source of all romance. On the other hand, for the logistician, sunset induces the continuation of the day with artificial lighting. This moves the industry away from poetry - and moves it close to the needs of customers. One example is the Regional HUB South, the most important European hub in the land transport network of DB Schenker. There, …

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

International retail chains import enormous quantities of clothing, electronics and other consumer goods to Europe by ocean freight. China, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are some of the most in-demand exporters. Depending on their port of origin, goods take four to six weeks to reach their destination. Consumers demand products free of defects, so the logistics involved in shipping them are worth …

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

You're hurtling down a slope and the sun is shining. Both you and your equipment make it to the bottom without a scratch. But then disaster strikes: Your car breaks down on your way back to the hotel. Your skis might be fine, but your car's camshaft has broken. And you were planning to start out for home the next day. What are you going to do? Delivering goods with the fast overnight service "Looked …

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

DB Schenker transported Menck's 170 metric tonne industrial weight by train, truck, and barge – first to Saarland for processing and then to Rotterdam's port. In Rotterdam, it was transferred to a construction ship for the last leg by sea. The weight was built into a hydraulic hammer that rams the foundations of offshore wind turbines into the bed of the North Sea.

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