Katharina Berthold

Digital transformation: How digital is the logistics field?

Digital transformation: How digital is the logistics field?

Transport robots in the warehouse, automatic route planning, blockchain technology for waybills, AI-based systems for simulating delivery networks. Digitalization is transforming all areas of logistics. Are other industries just as strongly engaged in a digital transformation? How digital is the logistics industry compared to other industries? The Digitalization Index for SMEs 2019/2020, carried out by …

Game developer contracted by logistician DB Schenker

Logistics meets Game Development:

Game developer contracted by logistician DB Schenker

Agile computer game development and a traditional logistics giant, how do they fit together? At first glance not at all, because the images of the company cultures we have in our minds are too different: The constant, somewhat old-fashioned logistician vs. the creative and chaotic game forge. And what does logistics have to do with gaming? But digital employee training is increasingly supplementing …

Chinese Eco-cities with German Energy Policy

Chinese Eco-cities with German Energy Policy

Smog, mountains of waste, and contaminated tap water - China urgently needs to make its cities greener and produce fewer emissions. In order to test the energy transition, the German Energy Agency (DENA) is helping with work on selected eco-cities in selected Chinese model city districts. German know-how and high tech encounter fast-growing mega-cities and innovative urbanites in China. Tianjin is …

Smart picking with augmented reality glasses

Smart picking with augmented reality glasses

At DB Schenker, much is being developed and tested in the field of digitization, preferably in our own Enterprise Lab. Ideas are becoming concrete pilot projects. Now, digital technology has made it into the workday of DB Schenker employees: At the logistics center in Bremen, employees have been working with Google Glasses since May 2019. At the Rodgau site, the launch of a similar pilot project for …

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

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

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

It is difficult for most people to change embedded behaviour. The longer a routine is exercised, the less often it is challenged. One of the best examples is the daily route to work. But the urban mobility transition requires considerable personal behavioural changes of townspeople and commuters. These inconsistent imaginary worlds often bounce off each other. Thus the way to the urban traffic reversal …

What does the status quo of Urban Logistics say about the future?

The Future of Our Cities – The Urban Logistics Challenge (Part 2/3)

What does the status quo of Urban Logistics say about the future?

In the first part of our series "Urban Mobility Challenges", we looked at possible urban logistics scenarios in 2030. In the second part, we focus on the latest figures on urban logistics in Germany and the forecasts derived from them. The BVL has published a dossier on this topic. In addition, we will explain why it is almost impossible to make longer-term transport forecasts. Logistics traffic is …

Live case study: “A Win-Win Situation for Doctoral Students and DB Schenker”

Live case study: “A Win-Win Situation for Doctoral Students and DB Schenker”

DB Schenker promotes young scientists in the logistics field. The annual Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog) at the TU Dortmund has now completed its third live case study at a DB Schenker contract logistics location. We present the live cases and talk to Gerald Müller, Vice President of Process and Efficiency Management at DB Schenker. The Graduate School of Logistics at the …

Turnaround: German Mobility Award 2019

Turnaround: German Mobility Award 2019

At the beginning of August, the ten winners of the German Mobility Award 2019 were announced. We are presenting three winning projects and highlight this year's motto of the award: "Intelligent travelling: moving people - connecting living spaces" With the German Mobility Award, the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas" and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) make …

The exoskeletons are coming: Robots to wear?

The exoskeletons are coming: Robots to wear?

Today, servomotors make it easier for us to drive cars. In a few years’ time exoskeletons will be strapped on to do physically demanding work. Especially when it comes to the repeated lifting of heavy loads, the servomotors of the supporting 'outer skeleton' offer real relief. 'Maloche 4.0', so to say: thanks to the latest sensor and actuator technology, heavy work becomes much easier and more …

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