Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics is relevant: In Germany alone, more than three million people are employed in this economic sector, and around 274 billion euros were transacted in 2018. Only the automotive industry and retailers can show stronger figures.And those two industries, in turn, wouldn't work without logistics. Logistics is diverse: As a professional field, it combines a wide range of technical and commercial …

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

In Altenwerder, twenty years ago, colorful fishing boats lay comfortably at anchor in front of green dykes. Since 2002, the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has been shipping millions of containers every year. The highly automated terminal is one of the most modern terminals in the world.And the development of the site continues: In the future, the CTA will …

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Ants are good logisticians. But the emphasis is on the plural "ants". Because their amazing achievements regarding orientation and route optimization are accomplish by the collective. It is called swarm intelligence. Translated into computer algorithms, swarm intelligence is a powerful tool for optimizing logistical processes. Swarm intelligence: With simple rules towards joint success An impressive …

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

As a Chief Human Resources Officer, Christa Stienen is responsible for the Germany/Switzerland cluster at DB Schenker since October 1st 2018. She has more than 25 years of experience with international leadership in HR as well as in the various sectors such as trade, aviation and pharma. Christa Stienen has been active as honorary vice president of the Federal association for HR managers for many …

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

Even on the first day of this year's LogiMAT in Stuttgart, it was clear that this event was taking the pulse of the times and the logistics industry. Here at the trade fair, the major current topics were discussed in the lecture forums and at booths such as that of DB Schenker. And the reality check included: where is digitization still a dream, and where does it already define the day-to-day in …

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

Not any e-commerce will do. And there is much more to online commerce than setting up an online shop. The term e-commerce includes enterprises of all sizes, complexities, maturity, and with all kinds of different business models. From start-ups to digital trade platforms up to renowned manufacturers with omnichannel distribution. Equally diverse are the companies’ approaches for partially or …

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Originally from the automotive industry, the principles of lean management have long been adopted by other industries and sectors. In recent years increasingly also known as “lean logistics”, with contract logistics companies leading the way. This is also the case at DB Schenker. At the end of 2016, the XSITE initiative introduced a leadership and organizational concept that, in the spirit of lean …

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

In collaboration with scientists, research institutes, and DB Schenker's logistics experts, the authors and editors of logistik aktuell continuously research and report on new and exciting topics from the world of logistics – brought to you on our blog. We consider it important to know how relevant our selection of topics and the way we present them are to our readers. Hence, we would like to invite …

Heads, trends and logistics solutions. These were our top topics in 2018

Heads, trends and logistics solutions. These were our top topics in 2018

About 100 articles are published annually in our blog logistik aktuell: interviews with decision-makers and experts in logistics. Case studies from air and sea freight, land transport and contract logistics, reports on technical trends and sector-relevant studies illustrate the wide range of current logistical topics and questions. At the turn of the year, we wanted to know which topics the …