Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

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 …

When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

Prototypes, design studies, classic cars, and legendary automobiles – this is the precious cargo managed by the DB Schenker Automotive Division at Stuttgart Airport’s Air Cargo Center. Irreplaceable treasures are often entrusted to Stuttgart automotive handpicked crews and development teams for worldwide transport. In such cases, everything has to be just right – from packaging to transport and …

Human Machine Interaction in Social Networked Logistics

Human Machine Interaction in Social Networked Logistics

Driverless transport vehicles, robot swarms, artificial intelligence ... the range of highly automated and digitized technical solutions for logistics is continuously increasing. Under the heading Industry 4.0 or Logistics 4.0, the sometimes seductive but at times threatening vision of deserted factories and warehouses is being created. But purely technical developments are only one aspect of the …