Covering Logistics, Forwarders, Warehousing, NVOCC, Transportation Intermediaries

Dachser breaks ground in North Germany

AJOT | August 14, 2019 | Logistics

Logistics solutions provider demonstrates commitment to growth with nearly $20 million dollar investment Atlanta, August 14, 2019, To accommodate Dachser’s consistent growth in the industrial goods and refrigerated foods sectors, the logistics solutions provider is investing $20 million dollars to build a new branch as well as a new transit terminal in northern Germany. Expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020, the new facility will be located in the Neumunster region. On August 7, 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony was conducted to celebrate the new facility, which will employee around 30 people. Construction work on the more than 600-square-foot plot of land will start at the beginning of September. The total area of the terminal is more than 7,2000 square feet. Of this floor space, nearly 54,000 square feet will handle industrial goods, with the remaining 18,000 square feet cooled and devoted to food transit. The facility will have 76 docking bays for the loading and unloading of trucks. A 10,000-square -foot office building will complement the terminal. “Neumünster will become another key terminal for Dachser in the far north of Germany. This new location will connect directly into our extensive European overland transport network,” Alexander Tonn, Managing Director European Logistics Germany noted. “The new construction complies with the latest standards and offers secure and sustainable jobs in logistics within the region.” Dachser’s new terminal in Neumünster will replace its long-standing partner, 17111 Transit Transport & Logistik. In the future, this site will serve almost the whole state of Schleswig-Holstein, but for now the collaboration will continue until the Dachser branch has been completed. The new location has good transport connections, situated directly on the B205 highway with direct access to the A7 highway.

Materials Services introduces state-of-the-art digital supply chain

AJOT | August 14, 2019 | Logistics

“DESCA” creates data transparency along the entire supply chain Agile ERP platform for smart Industry 4.0 applications Implementation drives strategic development “Materials as a service” thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing its digitalization offensive with the introduction of a flexible IT infrastructure for smart, agile management of all processes along the supply chain. Material deliveries, customer purchase orders, order execution, transportation logistics – the digital accelerator DESCA can process and forward millions of datasets in seconds. And it’s customers who benefit the most: With DESCA, Materials Services is shortening order lead times, optimizing warehousing logistics and paving the way for new supply chain services. So the system truly lives up to its name: DESCA stands for Digital Extended Supply Chain Accelerator. Driver of “Materials as a Service” strategy DESCA is an important element of thyssenkrupp Materials Services’ strategy. Under its “Materials as a Service” approach the western world’s biggest materials distributor guarantees its customers access to global supply markets combined with in-house process expertise in the form of tailored supply chain solutions. So in addition to its core materials distribution business, Materials Services is systematically expanding its portfolio of services. “We see major growth potential in supply chain services,” says Materials Services CEO Klaus Keysberg. “With Industry 4.0 environments such as DESCA we can significantly reduce complexity in global production networks and help our customers focus fully on their core business.” Pioneering role in the aerospace industry DESCA is based on SAP HANA. Unlike conventional ERP systems DESCA allows flexible integration of data from various internal and external sources. For example, order information can be compared with processing data from Materials Services’ connected machinery – in the future also in real time and via an app. This is a particularly attractive option for sectors that place high demands on a flexible supply chain such as the aerospace industry. That’s why DESCA was first put through its practical paces at selected branches of thyssenkrupp Aerospace in North America. “Smart data integration is the key to greater efficiency and customer service. Our new ERP system creates the technological platform for this,” says Patrick Marous, CEO of thyssenkrupp Aerospace. “We’re playing a pioneering role as one of the first major users in the aerospace industry to switch to the latest SAP environment. The first phase showed that DESCA helps us significantly strengthen our core capabilities in smart supply chain management.” Visualizations display the relevant data at a glance. “DESCA has a dashboard that shows us what we have to do in the next few hours and helps us systematically align our management model to the future,” adds Marous. Engine of digitalization DESCA is the engine of the digitalization offensive at Materials Services: The data gathered from all areas of the supply chain in the new ERP system are fed to “alfred”, the in-house artificial intelligence solution launched by the materials distributor at the beginning of 2019. DESCA also communicates with “toii”, the company’s IIoT platform that connects all its machinery worldwide.

Wen Parker Logistics announces new Director of Global Business Development

AJOT | August 13, 2019 | Logistics | People | Appointments

Alliance Shippers Inc. appoints new Sales Manager

AJOT | August 13, 2019 | Logistics | People | Appointments

UPS hires Pepsi executive to be CFO as Richard Peretz retires

Bloomberg | August 12, 2019 | Logistics | Integrators | People | Appointments

United Parcel Service Inc. named a longtime PepsiCo Inc. veteran as chief financial officer, extending a push to hire outsiders as Chief Executive Officer David Abney revamps the courier to handle the rise of online shopping.

Brent Hebert named Dupré Logistics’ Chief Administrative Officer

AJOT | August 12, 2019 | Logistics | People | Appointments

Lafayette, Louisiana– Dupré Logistics has named Brent Hebert as Chief Administrative Officer reporting to Mike Weindel, Dupré Logistics President.

Velociti selected as installation provider for QProducts & Services

AJOT | August 08, 2019 | Intermodal | Logistics | Trucking

Velociti Inc., a global provider of technology design, deployment and support services, today announced it has been named the provider of installation services by QProducts & Services®, manufacturers of passive temperature protection and cargo security solutions for the global supply chain.

Change in the management board of Gebrüder Weiss

AJOT | August 08, 2019 | Logistics

Loadsmart completes first-ever automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ autonomous truck
AJOT | Top Story | August 08, 2019

Loadsmart completes first-ever automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ autonomous truck

Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics today announced that they were able to automatically dispatch an autonomous truck to haul freight; having successfully priced, tendered and booked via Loadsmart and then picked up and delivered the shipment using Starsky’s self-driving technology.
Cyber security evolves into cyber resilience

AJOT | August 08, 2019 | Logistics

FedEx Ends Ground-Delivery Deal With Amazon

Bloomberg | August 07, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters | Logistics | Integrators

FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network.

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