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Digital Time Slot Management Keeps Trade Show Traffic Flowing

DB Schenker uses AX4 as online tool for trade show logistics

Loehring Schenker 01 350pxSchenker Deutschland AG is introducing a truck management system to untangle the loading and unloading processes at major European trade show hubs. The logistics giant aims to prevent delivery vehicles at convention centers from causing traffic snarls, which frequently spill over into surrounding traffic infrastructures as well. The online time slot management tool relies on the cloud-based logistics platform AX4 from Siemens subsidiary AXIT.

 Schenker Deutschland AG – the “official trade show logistics partner” for 17 convention centers in Germany alone – wants to make it easier for organizers, exhibitors, and installers to coordinate their activities during a trade show’s brief setup and break-down phases and manage delivery processes with as little stress and congestion as possible.Schenker Deutschland AG – the “official trade show logistics partner” for 17 convention centers in Germany alone – wants to make it easier for organizers, exhibitors, and installers to coordinate their activities during a trade show’s brief setup and break-down phases and manage delivery processes with as little stress and congestion as possible.

  “Digital time slot management enables the smooth control of traffic at convention centers,” says David Löhring, Operational Systems Project Manager at Schenker Deutschland AG. “It also allows us to accommodate inbound trucks with the specific services they request as soon as they arrive.”

Exhibitors and setup crews can use the cloud-based IT platform AX4 to reserve delivery time slots in advance. The system assigns them to a specific hall or zone. Those who register with the platform are also assigned an entry gate and a vacant parking space in addition to their time slot. “The system applies the selected search parameters to check for available slots at the site,” Löhring adds. Vehicle size and cargo volumes are also taken into account.Exhibitors and setup crews can use the cloud-based IT platform AX4 to reserve delivery time slots in advance. The system assigns them to a specific hall or zone. Those who register with the platform are also assigned an entry gate and a vacant parking space in addition to their time slot. “The system applies the selected search parameters to check for available slots at the site,” Löhring adds. Vehicle size and cargo volumes are also taken into account.

The standardized reservation process captures the name of the driver, the vehicle license plate number, and other relevant information, then generates a barcode and ticket number to ensure a quick check-in when the driver arrives at the location. The platform can also be used to reserve other necessary equipment: forklifts, cranes – even personnel.

 Digital time slot management was first introduced in 2010 for trade shows in Berlin, then expanded in subsequent years to Essen, Wolfsburg, and Utrecht. Now it is poised for a Europe-wide rollout. Setup crews and exhibitors need only an internet connection.

 

About Schenker Deutschland AG:

Schenker Deutschland AG, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, is a leading provider of integrated logistics for the German market. The company has some 15,700 employees at over 100 sites and annual revenues of around €3.7 billion. For more information about DB Schenker, please visit https://www.dbschenker.com/de-en.

 

“Where the kings of data hold court”

AXIT PraxisForum Logistik opens the door to the digital world of top enterprises

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The IT company AXIT has assembled a cast of leading industrial and logistics enterprises to offer a glimpse into their digital data world. Attendees of the 17th PraxisForum Logistik, hosted by Siemens subsidiary AXIT in Frankenthal on April 11, can listen to leaders of the digital transformation explaining how they leverage the potential of digital information flows in their own businesses.

“Our forum this year will be a summit where the kings of data hold court,” says AXIT Head of Marketing Christian Wendt, promising a focus on innovative solutions and specific case studies that look at supply chain management and show how new analytical tools can be used to turn data into gold.

The companies on hand to share their digitalization experiences include Bayer, DB Cargo, and Roland Berger. They will be joined by AXIT, who will present innovative new solutions for digital supply chain management utilizing the AX4 logistics platform. The program will also provide ample opportunity for networking with other industry representatives and AXIT experts.

For information on participation and registration or to see a complete program of the 17th AXIT PraxisForum Logistik, please visit www.axit.de/en/praxisforum-2018.

 

Digital supply chains mean better planning for large-scale projects

IT experts outline what it takes to streamline project logistics

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Digitalization paves the way for more reliable planning when implementing complex, large-scale projects and the accompanying logistics processes. That’s the finding of IT experts at AXIT, a Siemens company, who studied what it takes to streamline the coordination of supply processes in industrial and plant construction.

 How can digital solutions be deployed to bring transparency and efficiency to the complex supply processes of large-scale projects? The authors of a new expert paper took on this very question, outlining the effects of digital information and supply processes in the construction and installation of complex industrial systems.

 “Digitizing the information processes makes it easier to integrate all the relevant project partners and brings transparency to logistical supply processes,” according to Christian Wendt, who co-authored the AXIT study. This enables more reliable planning and faster coordination of large-scale projects – which sometimes attract considerable public attention. “Digitized information and logistical processes help keep construction projects on schedule and enable the more efficient use of resources,” adds Wendt.

The authors demonstrate how cloud platforms provide the technological foundation for the digitized flow of information and the coordination of the project-related logistical processes. Such platforms bring all project partners into the logistical processes, transcending the boundaries of different countries, languages, and system environments. The involved parties can always see which transports are in progress at any given time and whether they’ll arrive on schedule. They also have constant access to technical drawings, customs information, and other important information. Solutions such as the AX4 logistics platform from AXIT can serve as control towers, giving supervisors a broad spectrum of reliable options for managing their projects.

The new AXIT expert paper outlines how suppliers, carriers, and construction companies can benefit from the digital supply chain in their project logistics and from the end-to-end visibility that this provides. The paper, entitled “The Role of IT in Successful Project Logistics,” can be downloaded free of charge at https://axit.de/en/project-logistics.