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Logistics 2020: Trends and challenges in the coming year

Logistics 2020: Trends and challenges in the coming year

The logistics sector in Germany is doing well - experts expect the sector to continue to grow in the coming year. The experts in the committee of logistics experts forecast growth of 2.2 percent. But in addition to such a concrete forecast, it is above all the assessments of which trends will drive the industry in the coming months that are important for companies. "Many companies want to be able to …

Logistics conference: three days of encouragement

Logistics conference: three days of encouragement

The International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin ended on October 25. There were 3,207 participants this year: they experienced diversified and communicative days under the motto "Inspire – Encourage - Act". The conference is now over - the challenges for the industry remain. The theme was well-chosen, as some current issues are dimming the mood: sectors such as the automotive and chemical …

Four billion packages

Christmas business challenges traders

Four billion packages

This year, the Christmas business in Germany could surpass the magic 100-billion-euro mark - the turnover has been growing steadily for years. No wonder, because the Germans order more and more online. By 2021 it will be more than 4 billion packages. How do traders prepare for this challenge? We take a look at different approaches. According to the Christmas survey by the dealer federation, the …

AntBot: Navigate without GPS

AntBot: Navigate without GPS

Desert ants are true masters of navigation. In their hot and dry environment they reliably find their way home to their nest again and again. However, they cannot rely on chemical signals because, unlike in other habitats, chemical signals on the ground are out of the question as navigation aids: the droplets with the signal molecules would evaporate much too quickly. That is why the desert ants rely …

Kirk, Spock and McCoy in the warehouse

Kirk, Spock and McCoy in the warehouse

In Leipzig, DB Schenker is using artificial intelligence for the first time to make logistics processes more flexible. The three colleagues traversing the storage facility are known as Kirk, Spock and McCoy after figures from the Star Trek series. The three vehicles – which are autonomous, driverless as well as quite independent in other ways – supply selected packing stations with pre-prepared folding …

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 …

The goal is weatherproof transport chains

The goal is weatherproof transport chains

In the age of digitization, ways and means are emerging to better incorporate weather forecasts into the tour and route planning of truck system traffic. This is to prevent that heavy rain and snowfall or black ice affect the transport chain more than necessary. The Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven has turned this into a research project in which DB Schenker participates. It is headed …

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Will we soon be flying to the gas station to do our weekly shopping? A look at the Aral study "Gas Station of the Future" promises answers. It does not seem at all outlandish what researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) predict, together with Germany's leading supplier in the gas station market. Commercial vehicles double the distance traveled The study deals with the question of how …

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 …

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