Axel Novak

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga in Cologne is one of the most exciting events for DB Schenker's exhibition logisticians. It is precisely the diversity of the exhibitors and their shipments that presents the dispatchers and planners with major challenges. Part 2 of a report on the hard days of the exhibition setup. It is late morning in the offices of the DB Schenker exhibition logistician at the entrance to the trade fair. …

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

When Anuga opens its doors, everything revolves around the latest trends in the food industry. From October 5th to 9th, 2019, more than 7,800 exhibitors at the world's leading food industry trade fair showed what consumers worldwide want to buy and eat. But it is not only the manufacturers, dealers, trend researchers and advertisers who are responsible for the success of the fair - the drivers, …

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

The logistics industry is facing enormous challenges. And the situation is being made all the more difficult by the current economic environment: Political disputes are slowing down trade – which is having a huge impact on logistics providers. The role of climate change in public discourse is leading to greater pressure to innovate – including in this sector. And last but not least, the digital …

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

Professor Nicole Krämer heads the Department of Social Psychology, Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Together with her team, she has investigated how humans treat human-like robots. In view of the increasing automation in industry, this research is relevant for cross-sector areas such as logistics. Professor Krämer, what were the results of your research? We are …

Digital Support in Trade Fair Construction

Digital Support in Trade Fair Construction

In the next ten years, the logistics industry is likely to change more than in the past 150 years. The reason: digital innovations for the "industry of the future" and new communication standards such as 5G. The new technologies offer shippers and service providers the potential to completely reorganize their own processes and services. Above all medium to large industrial companies are therefore …

Automated Loading and Unloading Requires Close Cooperation

Automated Loading and Unloading Requires Close Cooperation

Automation in specific terms: Aside from the theoretical concepts regarding the transition of an entire service industry to digital tools, logistics specialists already automated many small, specific tasks. For example, DB Schenker is already testing many processes in an effort to automate logistics in a useful way whether it is a warehouse or through autonomous vehicles. But the automation of the …

Predictable erratic weather conditions? Why retailers adjust their product ranges based on weather data

Predictable erratic weather conditions? Why retailers adjust their product ranges based on weather data

When it rains people buy umbrellas, when the sun shines, they buy barbecue sausages for the weekend. Few things influence our shopping behavior as much as the weather, either unconsciously or consciously. For retailers, this means that either they look to the skies before ordering and delivering goods, or they consult special meteorological services. "Weather has a strong influence on consumer …

Job Sharing: Shared work, doubled happiness

Job Sharing: Shared work, doubled happiness

What is more obvious than sharing your workplace with a nice colleague, having more free time and at the same time maintaining your accustomed responsibility? That's what job sharing is all about - and this model is also used within companies in Germany. "We have been working together for many years and complement each other very well in many ways," says Sabrina Preußler, Head of Contract Logistics at …

transport logistic 2019: The mindset for a digital future

transport logistic 2019: The mindset for a digital future

"This has been an extraordinary and impressive week at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich," says Jochen Thewes, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of DB Schenker. "We have shown the audience that we are well-positioned for the future." Indeed, the trade fair, which takes place every two years, attracted a record number of visitors this year: Around 64,000 visitors —five percent …

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