Axel Novak

Same-day delivery: every minute counts

Same-day delivery: every minute counts

Tiramizoo is one of the pioneers in same-day delivery of products in Germany. We interviewed Michael Löhr, founder and Managing Director, and Philipp Walz, co-founder and Head of Sales & Marketing, who explained what matters in this business. How do you know what exactly consumers are looking for in same-day delivery solutions? Michael Löhr: Well, of course we don't know all of our clients' …

Counterfeiting: logistics specialists create secure supply chains for drugs

Counterfeiting: logistics specialists create secure supply chains for drugs

Counterfeit medications are a life-threatening problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million people die each year from drugs that do not contain the active ingredients they are supposed to. Up to 10% of medications do not come from the manufacturer indicated on the label. The problem is even worse in Africa, where four out of every five medications are counterfeit. "We know …

5G on the Elbe – Hamburg’s port fights for the future

5G on the Elbe – Hamburg’s port fights for the future

A double triumph for Hamburg: at around 9 pm on May 15, 2017, the MOL Triumph set sail from the Port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage. The flagship of Japanese shipping company MOL Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is not just the world's first container ship that can hold more than 20,000 TEU standard containers – it is also proof that the Hanseatic city-state is fit for the future when it comes to logistics. …

The race to develop autonomous driving: South Korea is planning the world’s largest test site K-City

The race to develop autonomous driving: South Korea is planning the world’s largest test site K-City

Autonomous vehicles are safe, sustainable and cost-effective – these are the arguments that technology and automotive companies worldwide are using in their development of vehicles and control systems. So who is leading the pack on the global market? Who is able to offer the first credible systems that will really make driving easier for everyone? The race to develop the first autonomous vehicles is …

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Ants have created a highly efficient system to ensure the securest possible supply lines for their nests: The insects use pheromones to mark large numbers of different paths to food. The chemical concentration is highest on the shortest route, thereby enabling the ants to access food and building materials in the shortest possible time. The product of millions of years of evolution, this strategy is …

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Competition in the logistics market is intense and demand-driven. A logistics provider such as DB Schenker can only stay ahead of competitors if is willing to commit fully to service provision and is, at the same time, completely focused on quality. Spares logistics for Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a good example. Headquarted in the Danish town of Aarhus, it is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines …

Digital simulations and high-tech packaging: DB Schenker’s work for BMW in Leipzig

Digital simulations and high-tech packaging: DB Schenker’s work for BMW in Leipzig

June 7, 2017, was National Packaging Day in Germany, and DB Schenker used the opportunity to showcase its services in a very special way. In Leipzig, the country's leading logistics expert opened the doors to Europe's largest logistics center for supplying foreign plants (LZA Leipzig), operated on behalf of automaker BMW. Extensive expertise Led through the plant by DB Schenker employees, a group of …

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