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Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Work and Logistics 4.0. How will digitalization change logistics experts’ work practices?

Transportation and logistics form the structural network underpinning the economy, and for this reason, they are always directly impacted by changes taking place in business and society. Digitalization is another of these transformations. It also entails a host of very specific changes for how logisticians work, and while it will be possible to automate a lot of things in the long term, there will also …

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. …

Smart stadiums: what will the stadium of the future look like?

Smart stadiums: what will the stadium of the future look like?

Creating the stadium of tomorrow is an interdisciplinary task. Architects, designers, engineers, communications experts and ecologists are being called on to conceive of and build the stadium of the future. Many modern stadium concepts are part of the "smart city." In a society dominated by information and communication technology, these areas will also play a role in the stadium of the …

JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

No one could describe Hamburg as mediocre – and the competition between its port and those in Bremen and Lower Saxony is anything but. Reason enough for both regions to build the JadeWeserPort seaport in Wilhelmshaven to contend with the city port of Hamburg. At present – three years after it opened and almost ten years after construction work began – the port at the mouth of the Weser is slowly …

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 …

The ports of Trieste and Koper – Europa’s south is seizing its opportunities

The ports of Trieste and Koper – Europa’s south is seizing its opportunities

Anyone who has their sights set on Asia – and which industry in western and northern Europe doesn't? – can certainly testify that the Adriatic coast is particularly well-located geographically. It is just three days by ship to the Suez Canal. This shortens transport from the Ruhr district to East Asia by around seven days. And the advantage of shorter routes is winning over more and more …

The Luther goblet: traveling back in time with DB Schenker

The Luther goblet: traveling back in time with DB Schenker

There is no way to know whether Martin Luther's lips ever touched the drinking glass. But what is known, however, is that he gave the ornate goblet to his friend Wilhelm Nesen. Nesen was a humanist and pedagogue, who met the reformer in Frankfurt am Main in 1521 and later visited him in Wittenberg. There, Luther presented him with the crystal goblet – goblets like these came from liquidated monastery …

Urban planning: the city as a venue

Urban planning: the city as a venue

The trend in recent years has been to move major sporting events from outside the city limits into the city proper. Away from stadiums, forests and beaches and towards urban centers. But the trend goes well beyond temporary city events. Urban developers are beginning to see entire urban spaces as athletic venues and are incorporating modern leisure trends into urban planning. Right on trend: sporting …

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