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Transparent supply chains: “Openness in a protected setting is important”

Transparent supply chains: “Openness in a protected setting is important”

Following on from the piece about how companies sharing data benefit from this move, we asked Thomas Reppahn, Head of Logistics Product and Process Management at Schenker Deutschland AG, for his opinion on the importance of data transparency and data sovereignty. logistik aktuell: In your view, how important will data transparency be for the supply chain of the future? Thomas Reppahn: Openness in a …

Globalization or regionalization – service providers have to display flexibility

Globalization or regionalization – service providers have to display flexibility

Regionally produced tomatoes, wood pellets, or leather goods from long-established firms in the immediate hinterland: Local produce is experiencing a renaissance. Interestingly, this development is in no way confined to upmarket goods. Globalization once looked unstoppable. The story was all about larger quantities, longer journeys, and greater levels of internationalization as the components that …

System freight: that‘s how you take advantage of our new land transport services

System freight: that‘s how you take advantage of our new land transport services

With our new system freight products DB SCHENKERsystem and DB SCHENKERsystem premium, DB Schenker has further strengthened its European land transport network. By distributing goods that can be loaded as individual pieces, e.g. boxes, crates or pallets, our customers can immediately take advantage of guaranteed connections between the 430 land transport branches. As a result, lead times will be …

Supply chain: Sharing data brings more benefits

Supply chain: Sharing data brings more benefits

A supply chain is a highly complex thing. So complex, in fact, that the image of a chain isn't really suitable anymore. Large networks cooperate when organizing supply processes for international trade and industry. These networks are growing in size and becoming increasingly dynamic, so digital processes can help ensure that their mutual cooperation continues to function. Each individual service …

Ship elevator completes Three Gorges Dam. What does it do for China’s hinterland?

The Three Gorges Dam, which backs up the Chinese river Yangtze near Wuhan City, has, as its crowning piece, received a ship lift last year. The world's largest, of course. The ship lift, which was opened in the autumn of 2016, can lift small to medium-sized ships, mainly passenger ships, with a displacement of up to 3,000 tonnes to the reservoir level. The distance traveled is 113 meters. The …

E-commerce: Strong logistics partner for growth strategies

E-commerce: Strong logistics partner for growth strategies

DB Schenker is not your typical e-commerce logistics service provider. Well, actually, that statement is not entirely true. It goes without saying that anyone thinking about logistics and online retail will probably start by imagining a CEP service provider. All those packages assembled by digital mail-order firms have to get to their buyers somehow (and they often make the return journey, too). …

Supply chain: BVL study investigates trends in value chain reorganization

Supply chain: BVL study investigates trends in value chain reorganization

"The logistics targets with the highest priority levels are as follows: Customer demands, delivery reliability (or on-schedule delivery), and logistics costs." This is one of the core insights of 2017's BVL study "Trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management – opportunities in digital transformation". This statement seems obvious enough, but we live in an era which is seeing rapid and …

DB Schenker was named Brose key supplier for 2017

DB Schenker was named Brose key supplier for 2017

Brose, an international automotive supplier, has designated Schenker Deutschland AG a "key supplier" for 2017 for its many years of successful logistics partnership with Brose. DB Schenker coordinates and manages global land, air and ocean freight transport for Brose. High level of expertise in global multimodal transportation Brose has stuck with DB Schenker because of the continuity of its services …

Logistics sector turns its sights to artificial intelligence

Logistics sector turns its sights to artificial intelligence

We no longer live in the era when artificial intelligence is something that only science fiction authors wrote about. From Google to Facebook, companies are busy with research and testing. Anyone who has shopped online has probably had their first own encounter with AI in the form of chatbots. We no longer live in the era when artificial intelligence is something that only science fiction authors …

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