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DB Schenker: digitising the warehouse

Having been featured in the February edition of Supply Chain Digital, we take a closer look at how the company is digitising its warehouses.

The Germany-based logistics company, DB Schenker, is renowned for offering innovative supply chain solutions that challenges the status quo.

Having been featured in the February edition of Supply Chain Digital, we take a closer look at how the company is digitising its warehouses.

The importance in embracing the latest technologies in logistics is crucial to continued and sustained success. Implementing technology into warehouses has been a key area of focus for DB Schenker over the past few years. In 2018, DB Schenker and Cisco, a leading technology company, worked together to transform their operations. At the time, Tom Schmitt, Chief Commercial Officer & Member of the Board Contract Logistics at DB Schenker, commented: “We’re thrilled at the collaboration between DB Schenker and Cisco on IoT and digitisation for logistics. We have developed many technologies together that we think are groundbreaking for the industry. The work in the Innovation Lab has allowed us to determine how certain new technologies can be developed to change the way we do Logistics and Supply Chain dramatically.”

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In a bid to drive efficiency, the firm has begun to utilise autonomous robots and enhance productivity. It has introduced robots from manufacturing firm Gideon Brothers. “In our drive to offer strategic advantages for our clients in the increasingly complex digital environment, DB Schenker continuously explores opportunities to integrate innovations from visionary start-up companies,” commented Xavier Garijo, Member of the Board for Contract Logistics at Schenker AG. The robots are kitted out with the latest state-of-the-art technology and allow productivity gains without the need to modify facilities.

DB Schenker offers a range of contract logistics products, such as: production, fulfilment, service and aftermarket, e-commerce and value added services. Its products include land transport, air freight, ocean freight, contract logistics, lead logistics and special products. DB Schenker has over 2,000 locations worldwide and employs more than 75,000 people. 

To read the full article in February’s magazine, click here!

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