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The goal is weatherproof transport chains

The goal is weatherproof transport chains

In the age of digitization, ways and means are emerging to better incorporate weather forecasts into the tour and route planning of truck system traffic. This is to prevent that heavy rain and snowfall or black ice affect the transport chain more than necessary. The Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven has turned this into a research project in which DB Schenker participates. It is headed …

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Will we soon be flying to the gas station to do our weekly shopping? A look at the Aral study "Gas Station of the Future" promises answers. It does not seem at all outlandish what researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) predict, together with Germany's leading supplier in the gas station market. Commercial vehicles double the distance traveled The study deals with the question of how …

Smart picking with augmented reality glasses

Smart picking with augmented reality glasses

At DB Schenker, much is being developed and tested in the field of digitization, preferably in our own Enterprise Lab. Ideas are becoming concrete pilot projects. Now, digital technology has made it into the workday of DB Schenker employees: At the logistics center in Bremen, employees have been working with Google Glasses since May 2019. At the Rodgau site, the launch of a similar pilot project for …

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga in Cologne is one of the most exciting events for DB Schenker's exhibition logisticians. It is precisely the diversity of the exhibitors and their shipments that presents the dispatchers and planners with major challenges. Part 2 of a report on the hard days of the exhibition setup. It is late morning in the offices of the DB Schenker exhibition logistician at the entrance to the trade fair. …

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

Current research at Fraunhofer

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

The idea sounds great: solar cells on the tarpaulin of a truck producing the power for the electric drive of the vehicle. A perpetuum mobile for road use, without CO2 emissions and without increasing the price at the pump. - It would be nice. Solar cells on truck tarpaulins It is now certain: Solar cells on truck tarpaulins really work. "The electrical energy generated will be insufficient for the …

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

When Anuga opens its doors, everything revolves around the latest trends in the food industry. From October 5th to 9th, 2019, more than 7,800 exhibitors at the world's leading food industry trade fair showed what consumers worldwide want to buy and eat. But it is not only the manufacturers, dealers, trend researchers and advertisers who are responsible for the success of the fair - the drivers, …

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

Monday morning, grubby autumn weather, Hamburg harbor. A meeting room and a good coffee in the Rosshafen terminal. The view from one window collides with a wall of stacked containers, the other points into the distance. Together with DB Schenker, we are with Dettmer Container Packing (DCP). There is a box on the table and a question in the room: Can you ship this package, which is just big enough for a …

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

The logistics industry is facing enormous challenges. And the situation is being made all the more difficult by the current economic environment: Political disputes are slowing down trade – which is having a huge impact on logistics providers. The role of climate change in public discourse is leading to greater pressure to innovate – including in this sector. And last but not least, the digital …

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

The region is an economic hotspot and the signs continue to point toward growth. Its logistical center is one of the most efficient freight transport centers in Germany. We are talking about GVZ Augsburg. Centrally located between Stuttgart and Munich, it acts as a heavily frequented hub for national and international freight traffic in the economic area of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia. DB Schenker is …

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