Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

Creative Competition: the Creative Media Institute SAE Frankfurt was our guest at the DB Schenker Game Jam

Creative Competition: the Creative Media Institute SAE Frankfurt was our guest at the DB Schenker Game Jam

The logistics industry has become one of the trailblazers for digitalization within the German economy. Nevertheless, a game jam is a rather unusual event in this industry. In this innovative developer format that is popular among creative computer developers, participants aim to develop a first stable version of a computer game within a short time frame. Experts from different disciplines have to work …

Robots and autonomous delivery droids: High-tech for the last mile at the 2020 CES

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Logistics Part 2

Robots and autonomous delivery droids: High-tech for the last mile at the 2020 CES

Humanoid transport robots, autonomous delivery droids, or new driver surveillance technology: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has long been a source of technological information and inspiration in the field of logistics. In the first part of our CES retrospective, we discussed the big trends. Now we want to introduce some of the products presented in Las Vegas for the last mile. The Few Last …

Perfect portfolio in the right place: New logistics center in Güstrow

Perfect portfolio in the right place: New logistics center in Güstrow

Logistically, Güstrow is something of a hidden champion. With around 29,000 inhabitants, the Güstrow center is only of regional importance. But when it comes to transport and logistics services, it extends its feelers far and wide. This is thanks to its strategically favorable location and its very good transport connections. Located in the heart of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Güstrow is still …

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

The region is an economic hotspot and the signs continue to point toward growth. Its logistical center is one of the most efficient freight transport centers in Germany. We are talking about GVZ Augsburg. Centrally located between Stuttgart and Munich, it acts as a heavily frequented hub for national and international freight traffic in the economic area of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia. DB Schenker is …

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Emptying a sea container is real work. In one shift, a worker moves roughly 80 tons of cargo. And that at temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius. Yes, it can get that hot in the containers during summer! Obviously, it is difficult to find sufficient staff for this type of job, especially in times of labor shortage. The problem is relevant. 70% of all sea freight is transported in containers. The …

Logistics on behalf of cosmic matter

Logistics on behalf of cosmic matter

What do you need to research the physics of cosmic matter? First, you have to create conditions that otherwise prevail during star explosions. Temperatures of up to 800 billion degrees Celsius, for example. But how? By colliding particles in particle accelerators at almost the speed of light. At the point of impact, cosmic matter is being produced for a brief moment. And what do you need to build …

Set the course for urban logistics now! – four scenarios for 2030

The Future of Our Cities – Challenging Urbane Logistics (Part 1/3)

Set the course for urban logistics now! – four scenarios for 2030

77 percent of all Germans live in cities. Within the next 10 years, another 1.6 million inhabitants will be added. Thus, the proportion will rise to almost 80 percent. Still, all these people want to be mobile and need to be supplied with goods. Urban transport planning is one of the great social challenges of our time. Accordingly, the public debate is rather controversial. The focus is clearly on …

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG is an international automotive supplier based in Coburg. With around 26,000 employees at 62 locations in 23 countries worldwide, the Brose Group develops and produces components and systems for vehicle doors, vehicle seats and car bodies. Every year, Brose honors a selection of its international suppliers and service providers as a "Key Supplier." In 2019, the …

Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

From Warehouse Eching in the north of Munich, DB Schenker supplies the production for the BMW Group in Munich. In almost 35 years, a trusting, finely tuned and efficient cooperation has developed. A stable partnership that is nevertheless characterized by high dynamics, continuous innovations and ever new steps in development. Dedicated or shared warehousing? What matters is customer benefit The DB …