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Automated Loading and Unloading Requires Close Cooperation

Automated Loading and Unloading Requires Close Cooperation

Automation in specific terms: Aside from the theoretical concepts regarding the transition of an entire service industry to digital tools, logistics specialists already automated many small, specific tasks. For example, DB Schenker is already testing many processes in an effort to automate logistics in a useful way whether it is a warehouse or through autonomous vehicles. But the automation of the …

Digitalization and e-commerce in Africa: Africa makes leaps and has its first unicorn

Digitalization and e-commerce in Africa: Africa makes leaps and has its first unicorn

So far, Amazon has found Africa a hard nut to crack just as much as its Chinese competitor Alibaba. After all, the (non-existent) infrastructure of the Central African states is a major obstacle for e-commerce. How to order if landline connections are missing? How to pay online when most people do not have a bank account? Jumia tries anyway and likes to call itself the Amazon of Africa. Founded …

Digitization: Japan wants to become Society 5.0

Digitization: Japan wants to become Society 5.0

Germany has coined the slogan 'Industry 4.0'. Japan responds with its initiative of 'Society 5.0'. Did we miss a step in the development? What does Japan expect from the digital networking of a society? Even though Society 5.0 sounds a little bit extravagant, Japan's visions of a digitally networked society should be taken seriously. On the one hand, because Japan will be hosting the Olympic Games …

By rail to China

By rail to China

In the 20th century, there were two means of transport for the exchange of goods between China and Europe: ship and plane. The first one is relatively cheap, but you have to calculate up to 6 weeks for the sea transport depending on origin and destination. Air freight takes only a few days, but costs more money. Now, there is a third way! The New Silk Road - "One belt - one road" In 2011, the port of …

On the steel thread – The urban ropeway

On the steel thread – The urban ropeway

Cologne, London, La Paz: Thousands of people hover from shore to shore on the iron rope, towards touristic attractions or remote plateaus. If Thomas Horn has his way, Frankfurt will also soon belong to the select circle of metropolises that operate an urban ropeway. In five years, it should be finished. The director of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main regional authority, together with RMV business executive …

Our cities on the way to multimodal mobility – who is moving forward?

Our cities on the way to multimodal mobility – who is moving forward?

The solution sounds simple in theory. The customer wants to get from A to B in a certain period of time not being interested in anything else. Ideally, he gets out of his own vehicle, which he usually drives by himself, and changes to bus or train. The offer is supplemented by other private mobility providers. Traffic jams and expensive or even non-existent parking will be passé, the habitats in the …

Predictable erratic weather conditions? Why retailers adjust their product ranges based on weather data

Predictable erratic weather conditions? Why retailers adjust their product ranges based on weather data

When it rains people buy umbrellas, when the sun shines, they buy barbecue sausages for the weekend. Few things influence our shopping behavior as much as the weather, either unconsciously or consciously. For retailers, this means that either they look to the skies before ordering and delivering goods, or they consult special meteorological services. "Weather has a strong influence on consumer …

E-scooter mania or efficient two-wheeler for urban last mile

E-scooter mania or efficient two-wheeler for urban last mile

After the official authorization of electric scooters, e-scooters for short, various ridesharing service providers have kickstarted their offers in German cities in the last few days. The biggest of them, Lime and Bird, both American providers, are competing here in Germany against European providers that boast sonorous names such as TIER, Circ, VOI or Wind Mobility. But beside all the hype and the …

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG is an international automotive supplier based in Coburg. With around 26,000 employees at 62 locations in 23 countries worldwide, the Brose Group develops and produces components and systems for vehicle doors, vehicle seats and car bodies. Every year, Brose honors a selection of its international suppliers and service providers as a "Key Supplier." In 2019, the …

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