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DB Schenker

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DB Schenker

More than 72,000 employees, at more than 2,100 locations, in 140 countries: DB Schenker is the world’s leading provider of global logistics services and supports industry and retail in goods exchange around the globe. The services offered by DB Schenker come from the business areas for land transport, air & sea freight as well as contract logistics & supply chain management. The used storage area of the contract logistics business area alone covers over 8,000,000 m².* Approximately 10,000 m² of this is attributed to the newly opened distribution warehouse for spare parts of wind turbines in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Previously, DB Schenker was awarded the contract for the tendered outsourcing project of a global technology group. During the 15-month implementation, DB Schenker was supported by LOGSOL, both in terms of planning and in the leading role of project management. In addition to targeted management of project communication, LOGSOL was responsible for the corresponding times, budgets, quality requirements and resources. The knowledge base regarding the individual customer structures comes from the many years of successful collaboration.





The project for the new spare parts warehouse began at the start of March 2017. In the superordinate project plan, LOGSOL first defined the budgets, framework time scheduling and necessary resources, taking into account the specified milestones of the industrial customer. On the planning side, LOGSOL also supported the process, layout and material flow arrangement, the move strategy and the employee deployment planning. A further focus was tender management for the racking and floor conveyor technology. On the IT side, the process arrangement and its mapping in the ERP systems proved to be particularly challenging. To be able to ensure correct data transmission and transaction processing between the platforms in future, over 600 test cases were run through, evaluated and developed in terms of programming and planning.


The new spare parts warehouse was implemented within four months. Here, LOGSOL managed the procurement of the logistics equipment, monitored pre-planned staff training and coordinated several modernisation measures at the building. Then came the first move phase, which included the storage of several hundred “slow-moving items”. The main move then took place in March 2018. During nine days, a total of 130 lorries delivered more than 20,000 different items to the new spare parts warehouse. They were unloaded, recorded and stored by 74 DB Schenker employees, some from other locations, in a 3-shift operation. Immediately thereafter, the announced big bang of the new spare parts warehouse was triggered. LOGSOL also accompanied the first three months of the start-up phase, until operations were stabilised. Currently, around 60 people are employed at the new contract logistics site.


*Source: www.dbschenker.com/Stand 09 2018

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