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Innovation Management

Our strategy for the future

Calling for, promoting and implementing innovations are essential components of our corporate culture.

DB Schenker  takes a systematic approach to managing ideas and innovations: from gathering ideas, evaluating potential, conducting feasibility studies, creating business cases and development to carrying out pilot projects and market launch. This process focuses on cooperation with internal and external partners from industry and research.

Products of DB Schenker innovation process include the innovative DB Schenker Smartbox, the social media and knowledge management platform “Kompass” and a transport concept for a major automotive manufacturer, which involved the “Mobiler” technology and an innovative adaptation to container railcars to find a cost-effective and uncomplicated road/rail solution with jumbo swap bodies.

Activity of innovations stimulates DB Schenker Award. The award is handed out annually. With a prize of 10000 euros for the author and 5000 euros for the supervising professor, the DB Schenker Award is one of the most important international awards in the logistics industry.

Last modified: 16.05.2014

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