Virtual Journey into the Future of Logistics
Deutsche Post World Net and DHL launch theme portal "Trends in Logistics"Bonn, 10/17/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
The theme portal "Trends in Logistics" offers practical case studies, animations, and video clips of how, for example, an RFID chip works or what exactly is meant in logistics by the term "rendezvous management". Specialist articles written by renowned logistics experts from research and practice complement the content of the new theme channel which can be found at www.dpwn.com/future. All delegates attending the 24th German Logistics Congress are invited to a live presentation being given by DHL in Room Charlottenburg 1 at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin between October 17 and 19 where they can gain a detailed insight into logistics of the future.
According to figures produced by the German Logistics Association (BVL), some 2.6 million people are employed in the German logistics industry and account for around EUR 170 billion in annual revenue. After engineering logistics is the second biggest industrial sector in Germany. The BVL also states that the sector is growing at an annual rate of six to seven percent and has calculated the share of logistics work outsourced to external service providers by trade and industry to be an average 32 percent. On the "Trends in Logistics" web portal a sequence entitled "The Logistics Phenomenon" examines how general trends such as outsourcing, globalization, and deregulation will affect modern-day logistics.
The homepage of Deutsche Post World Net not only underlines the Group's position as a leader in the field of logistics innovation but demonstrates just how fascinating the world of logistics is in reality. At DHL trends are turned into marketable logistics solutions and a number of these, including RFID and telematics, are now explained online and are easily to understand. Among a wide range of fascinating content Deutsche Post World Net also includes a logistics glossary which offers more transparency in the often highly complex language used in the world of logistics.
In Berlin DHL will be showcasing its full range of logistics solutions for parcel and express, air and ocean freight, part-load and full-load transport plus supply chain management and contract logistics. Its base at the InterContinental Hotel (Stand no. W/13) has been relocated to the room Wintergarten. DHL Innovation Center and DHL Exel Supply Chain will be presenting themselves at the Metro Stand. The Center will demonstrate its innovation capacity from a terminal in the "Room of the Future".