Axel Novak

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Online trade in pharmaceutical products is booming - in Germany, almost every second Internet user orders medication online. However, these products place high demands on logisticians. Because in the market it is all about fast and flexible solutions. Also, it is important to meet high safety requirements. That's why DB Schenker is particularly proud of a partnership: the logistics provider designed …

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

New vehicles are entering the German market: small electric vehicles such as the e-scooter, cruiser, or hoverboard. They are supposed to make short trips in the city more comfortable and quicker and thereby support the public transport system to make cities more livable in the future. In EU jargon they are referred to as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV). What they all have in common is that they …

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 …

China’s logistics market is booming

Interview with Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany

China’s logistics market is booming

China has become an economic superpower in recent years. Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany, explains how the logistics market in the Giant Kingdom has changed and what impact this has on logistics companies in Europe. logistik aktuell: Mr. Prümm, China is the world's second largest economy behind the United States and was the 2017 export vice world …

Who owns the driving data?

Who owns the driving data?

Autonomous and automated driving are on the rise. But who owns the generated data? Who gets to use it? Who can evaluate the data and develop new business models based on it? These questions are not only interesting to the individual drivers and car manufacturers, but also to the logistics industry. If they want to develop their business models, they need a lot of information – and, therefore, they need …

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