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9 future scenarios for urban space

9 future scenarios for urban space

Wolfgang Lehmacher is a textbook author, entrepreneur and Director of Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum and has recently described scenarios regarding the change in urban space in various publications. We have compiled a selection and short description of these designs for the future, which will also have extensive effects on logistics: Building automation …

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

You're hurtling down a slope and the sun is shining. Both you and your equipment make it to the bottom without a scratch. But then disaster strikes: Your car breaks down on your way back to the hotel. Your skis might be fine, but your car's camshaft has broken. And you were planning to start out for home the next day. What are you going to do? Delivering goods with the fast overnight service "Looked …

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight: Risk management between Big Data and customer meetings

Air freight is not just fast – organizers must be able to respond quickly to changing conditions, from terror threats to earthquakes or other unforeseen disasters. Dr. Niklas Wilmking, Head of Air Freight Cluster DE/CH at Schenker Deutschland AG, explains how logistics identifies risks and plans accordingly. Dr. Wilmking, an air freight manager at DB Schenker once said that lots of air freight in …

Austria: netlivery makes SMEs fit for e-commerce

Austria: netlivery makes SMEs fit for e-commerce

The tough rules of e-commerce scare off many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from selling their own products via online trading. There are too many hurdles to overcome: a secure web shop, order processing, shipping, the actual delivery and then possible returns and customer service online. All this is new territory, for both smart start-ups and experienced medium-sized …

Tax and bonded warehouses save customers a lot of money

Tax and bonded warehouses save customers a lot of money

Logistics for wholesale and retail trade is about more than just transporting goods. Logistics providers help their customers to position themselves in the market using innovative solutions and sophisticated processes. Take wine logistics, for example, where a special tax warehouse supports the distribution of wine. DB Schenker operates such a tax warehouse in the Bingen office. Bingen is at the …

Auto Industry: E-mobility and the replacement parts business

Auto Industry: E-mobility and the replacement parts business

E-mobility will revolutionize the auto industry. Not only because new manufacturers with new ideas are entering the market. But also because traditional business models are disappearing – or at least severely contracting. For example, the replacement parts business. Thomas Mathives, director and member of the management board at Miebach Consulting explains how big of an influence e-mobility and …

The “ghost port” of Qingdao is starting operations

The “ghost port” of Qingdao is starting operations

Last May marked the first time that a shipment was unloaded entirely by automated means in Qingdao. It meant that the Qingdao New Qianwan Automatic Container Terminal became the first Asian container terminal to operate by fully automated means. It is as if operations are controlled by an invisible hand. This is just the beginning though, as Qingdao is soon to be the largest port in the …

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 …

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Data protection is one of the basic conditions for the success of Industrie 4.0. The implementation of protected areas is often a challenge, even within the scope of one's own internal IT. But the exchange of data between companies places even higher demands on the protection of communication and data management. Technologies such as secure VPN tunnels or sophisticated encryption techniques help to …

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