Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

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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