Axel Novak

In the digitized world, the threads are coming together at the dispatcher 4.0

In the digitized world, the threads are coming together at the dispatcher 4.0

Logistics is all about numbers - it's obvious that the merchant has an advantage there. Dispatchers –which are often forwarding agents - are indispensable for every logistics service provider. They form the interface between customer, accounting, purchasing and production. But how is the dispatcher's work changing in a world that is becoming ever more digital? Can a logistics service provider like DB …

The reliable supply chain is the highest goal

The reliable supply chain is the highest goal

Data scientists combine computer science and business administration with technical thinking. Prof. Alexander Löser from the Data Science Research Center at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin explains why data analysts can make predictions more accurate and supply chains more secure. Prof. Löser: You are responsible for databases and text-based information systems at the Beuth University …

3D printing in the automotive industry lowers costs in the supply chain

3D printing in the automotive industry lowers costs in the supply chain

Additive manufacturing is a recognized manufacturing process in many industries: a wide variety of materials can be flexibly combined into new components. In the automotive industry this has some influence on the supply chains of the manufacturers and on the service providers who ensure the supply chains. "In the future, it would be conceivable for manufacturers to print out individual components that …

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

The future of mobility is autonomous. In just a few years, self-driving vehicles - trucks, planes and ships - will be finding their own way around outside of major transportation hubs. From the US and Canada to the Netherlands and Scandinavia, companies all around the world are working on autonomous transportation with the support of their national governments. In the shipping business, Norway is …

The car industry simulates future production

The car industry simulates future production

Logistics processes' share of the added value in the automotive industry has been growing for years. In times of decentralized production, simulation helps to manage logistics processes that are becoming more complicated all the time. Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwede, Head of Information Logistics and Assistance Systems at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund, on the trend of …

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight is not just fast – organizers must be able to respond quickly to changing conditions, from terror threats to earthquakes or other unforeseen disasters. Dr. Niklas Wilmking, Head of Air Freight Cluster DE/CH at Schenker Deutschland AG, explains how logistics identifies risks and plans accordingly. Dr. Wilmking, an air freight manager at DB Schenker once said that lots of air freight in …

Tax and bonded warehouses save customers a lot of money

Tax and bonded warehouses save customers a lot of money

Logistics for wholesale and retail trade is about more than just transporting goods. Logistics providers help their customers to position themselves in the market using innovative solutions and sophisticated processes. Take wine logistics, for example, where a special tax warehouse supports the distribution of wine. DB Schenker operates such a tax warehouse in the Bingen office. Bingen is at the …

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Data protection is one of the basic conditions for the success of Industrie 4.0. The implementation of protected areas is often a challenge, even within the scope of one's own internal IT. But the exchange of data between companies places even higher demands on the protection of communication and data management. Technologies such as secure VPN tunnels or sophisticated encryption techniques help to …

Franka Emika robot: with sensitivity to the high-bay warehouse

Franka Emika robot: with sensitivity to the high-bay warehouse

Man and machine have been working together for a long time. Now, the Munich-based company Franka Emika wants to make the use of such machines even easier with a newly developed robot: highly flexible, small robots ought to learn motion sequences themselves and be programmed easily via app. "We have developed an interactive learning robot that makes it possible to make robotic technology available to …

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