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747 cargo aircraft at Rostock-Laage Airport for the first time

747 cargo aircraft at Rostock-Laage Airport for the first time

Thousands experience Rostock-Laage Airport as an interface between everyday life and holidays, between their place of residence and the port where the cruise ships moor. Logistics experts also know Rostock-Laage as a cargo airport, small but ambitious. And in this role, it has now opened another chapter; on October 4, 2018, a Boeing 747 cargo plane was handled for the first time. More precisely, a …

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

“Digitalization meets Reality”: That’s the slogan of this year’s BVL conference. And indeed, the companies attending are presenting a wealth of digital solutions and services. There can be no doubt: Germany’s logistics companies have long been in a state of digital upheaval. However, the question of how digitalization is influencing jobs in the industry (from dispatchers to drivers) is not really being …

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

“Digitalization meets Reality”: That’s the slogan of this year’s BVL conference. And indeed, the companies attending are presenting a wealth of digital solutions and services. There can be no doubt: Germany’s logistics companies have long been in a state of digital upheaval. However, the question of how digitalization is influencing jobs in the industry (from dispatchers to drivers) is not really being …

Singapore and Hangzhou: Asian Smart Cities

Singapore and Hangzhou: Asian Smart Cities

Much is talked about that our cities should be smart. The Asians are already a few steps ahead on the way to the Smart Cities. There, they are already in the process of building it. Singapore with its state-driven Smart Nation Initiative is the most advanced Smart City. But China is hot on its heels. For example, Hangzhou has a City Brain, which is made possible by the Alibaba Cloud. And this City …

“1+1=3″—SMEs benefit from the digital dividend—and will talk about it at the BVL Congress

“1+1=3″—SMEs benefit from the digital dividend—and will talk about it at the BVL Congress

Digital customer interfaces, improvements in processes and more efficient operations—these are the topics which companies around the world are continuously working on. For logistics companies—one of the most important industries in Germany—digitalization is the decisive lever for survival in the future. For this reason, the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL) has chosen the motto "Digital …

Human Machine Interaction in Social Networked Logistics

Human Machine Interaction in Social Networked Logistics

Driverless transport vehicles, robot swarms, artificial intelligence ... the range of highly automated and digitized technical solutions for logistics is continuously increasing. Under the heading Industry 4.0 or Logistics 4.0, the sometimes seductive but at times threatening vision of deserted factories and warehouses is being created. But purely technical developments are only one aspect of the …

One step ahead of the present: Anticipatory logistics using AI and predictive analytics

One step ahead of the present: Anticipatory logistics using AI and predictive analytics

Taking predictive analytics a step further, that is anticipatory logistics or anticipatory logistics. Still, the concept of this promising AI application is often more theory than practice. But it has great potential to make the supply chain faster, more flexible and at the same time more robust. We explain what is meant by the terms and where the fields of application are in logistics. Is it possible …

Cyber security for the logisticians: the attacks are increasing

Cyber security for the logisticians: the attacks are increasing

Businesses are being attacked more often and more professionally. Blackmail or industrial espionage also affect the logistics industry. Max-Alexander Borreck, principal and logistics expert at Oliver Wyman, knows what to do. Mr Borreck, last year major logistics companies were increasingly attacked electronically. What has happened to cyber security since then? Through these attacks, the topic of …

Research for the Future: This is the way the aerospace industry ensures worldwide mobility for tomorrow

Research for the Future: This is the way the aerospace industry ensures worldwide mobility for tomorrow

Space travel is all the rage. Germany is very much involved in scientific space research. Two billion Euros has been made available to the German Space Agency (DLR). But what does the economy and community get from it? How do space researchers help solve urgent problems on Earth? The DLR Chairman Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund outlines this in the interview. Professor Ehrenfreund, what is the purpose …

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