Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

Healthcare Logistics: Outsourcing Creates Free Production and Distribution Capacities

Healthcare Logistics: Outsourcing Creates Free Production and Distribution Capacities

The healthcare market is strong: The OECD predicts a disproportional growth in the healthcare sector – for the next decades. One of the reasons: Both health economy and traditionally very strong German companies of the industry prove to be robust and nearly independent from the economic cycle. In fact, they are in all areas: from medical equipment to the classic pharmaceutical area up to over the …

Exhibition logistics: traffic flow and resource usage optimized by a truck guidance system

Exhibition logistics: traffic flow and resource usage optimized by a truck guidance system

It ain’t over till it’s over — it’s particularly true for exhibition logistics. When the exhibition closes, the great challenge of wrapping up begins: on millions of square feet, thousands of exhibitors dismantle and pack up their booths, loading them on forklifts and then trucks. And very soon there will be new trucks pulling up outside the gates because there’s always another trade …

Intralogistics: intelligent scanning glove optimizes picking process

Intralogistics: intelligent scanning glove optimizes picking process

Anyone who has ever been in a warehouse is familiar with the scene: employees grab the pistol scanner and acknowledge the storage or retrieval of a product. Hundreds of times a day. How convenient, you think. But it can get even more convenient. Namely when the annoying and time-consuming reaching for the scanner is eliminated by attaching the scanner as a wearable to the body or by integrating it into …

Digital Supply Chain Solutions for Ledvance

Digital Supply Chain Solutions for Ledvance

According to a survey of Capgemini Consulting and GT Nexus (2016) dealing with the topic of Digital Transformation in supply chain networks, 95% of the surveyed supply chain professionals are expecting to see a significant increase in the use of digital technologies within the next five years. While 70% of the interviewees already started to invest in related technologies such as supply chain …

Two that fit together: DB Schenker is Fossil’s contract logistics partner

Two that fit together: DB Schenker is Fossil’s contract logistics partner

Fine material, elegant embossing, beautiful colors—the leather goods of the label Fossil are already something very special. And it is also something special to be responsible for the logistics of these high-quality products. Every movement—separating, picking, packing and sending—must be perfect. Because with such exquisite goods, it is very important that they arrive in the store with the utmost care …

E-commerce: Strong logistics partner for growth strategies

E-commerce: Strong logistics partner for growth strategies

DB Schenker is not your typical e-commerce logistics service provider. Well, actually, that statement is not entirely true. It goes without saying that anyone thinking about logistics and online retail will probably start by imagining a CEP service provider. All those packages assembled by digital mail-order firms have to get to their buyers somehow (and they often make the return journey, too). …

Supply chain: BVL study investigates trends in value chain reorganization

Supply chain: BVL study investigates trends in value chain reorganization

"The logistics targets with the highest priority levels are as follows: Customer demands, delivery reliability (or on-schedule delivery), and logistics costs." This is one of the core insights of 2017's BVL study "Trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management – opportunities in digital transformation". This statement seems obvious enough, but we live in an era which is seeing rapid and …

Value added services: logistics experts give products the finishing touch

Value added services: logistics experts give products the finishing touch

Modern logistics means more than transporting goods from A to B. These days, customers want additional services that take some of the burden off their shoulders and generate real added value. DB Schenker assembles car antennas at its shared logistics center in Hildesheim, Germany, for the automotive supplier Laird Technologies. It also handles requirements planning and transport to the end customer. …

Predictive analytics: crystal ball or reliable planning tool?

Predictive analytics: crystal ball or reliable planning tool?

More and more data along value chains is being gathered and analyzed, chiefly in industry and commerce. Companies collect their own data and increasingly using data from upstream and downstream links in the value chain, including logistics. Data can now be used to simulate potential future scenarios. Does that sound like looking into a crystal ball? It's actually pretty high-tech. The amount of data …

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