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DACHSER USA receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

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DACHSER USA is proud to announce another milestone, setting the stage for continued growth for its logistics services in the US. Furthering its commitment to excellence and improvement, DACHSER USA has received its ISO 9001:2015 certification from DEKRA Certification, Inc. This particular certification sets out the requirements of a quality management system and principals.

DACHSER USA has established the DACHSER Management System (DMS) for Contract Logistics activities. This System is implemented under the focus on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. The ISO 9001 Certification gives DACHSER USA’s customers a reliable indicator that DACHSER USA is committed to provide the highest level of customer service.

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DACHSER USA Launches New LCL Service to China

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DACHSER USA Air & Sea Logistics announced today that shippers looking for direct access to China can now take advantage of a new weekly LCL service to Shanghai.

The LCL (less-than-container-load) service offering provides a solution covering consolidation services for 36 states across the United States out of DACHSER’s Chicago location, further strengthening offerings to the Asia Pacific region.

“Customers using our new LCL service will experience shorter transit times, faster cargo availability at the final destination and increased supply chain visibility and predictability,” said Frank Guenzerodt, President & CEO of DACHSER USA.

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DACHSER CEO Accepts Award for Family Owned Businesses

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The consulting and auditing firm EY (Ernst & Young) recently honored successful entrepreneurs with their Entrepreneur of the Year award. DACHSER CEO Bernhard Simon was among the winners and accepted an award for family owned businesses.

Simon was awarded for entrepreneurship, innovation and personal dedication. He received the award in Berlin on November 18.

This is the fifth time EY has honored an entrepreneur who actively contributes to sustainability, values orientation, and assumes social responsibility in the family-owned business category. The jury based its decision to give the award to Mr. Simon on the fact that he has prepared the successful family-owned company for the future by instituting exemplary leadership and succession guidelines.

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DACHSER Continues to Grow in APAC

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With a new branch office in Vietnam, and new offices in Hong Kong and Mumbai, DACHSER remains on a growth path in the Asia Pacific region.

In order to provide quickly growing industries in Vietnam with logistics services for their exports, DACHSER has now opened a branch office in Hanoi to support its location in Ho Chi Minh City.

“The expansion of DACHSER Asia Pacific is vital for our customers in the USA as a substantial amount of cargo is imported from these areas,” said Frank Guenzerodt, President & CEO of DACHSER USA. “The local Asian expertise and the close proximity to the suppliers at origin in Asia ensure an expertly managed supply chain solution.”

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DACHSER named Carrier of the Year by Johnson Controls

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Earlier this month, DACHSER was honored with the “Carrier of the Year” award by Johnson Controls Automotive Experience.

“DACHSER is pleased to be recognized by one of our global clients for our hard work and dedication towards efficiently managing their supply chain,” said Guido Gries, Managing Director of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Americas. “We look forward to expanding our successful partnership in the future and will continue to provide Johnson Controls with industry specific solutions and exemplary customer service from our team.”

Johnson Controls’s John Santoro (Director of Logistics) and Michal Kastelnik (Senior Manager Supply Chain Management PG Metals – Americas) presented the Carrier of the Year award based on the overall performance during the last year.

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CONTRACT LOGISTICS – INTERNATIONAL WITH STANDARDS

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DACHSER has expanded its worldwide contract logistics network – with new projects and facilities in places such as China, Germany, the Iberian Peninsula, France, and Spain. The network-compatible solutions are based on global standards that are precisely tailored to the requirements of local customers with the help of local expertise.

This year, DACHSER expanded the existing multi-user warehouse in the Swedish community of Jönköping into a distribution center for Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. The site serves several customers and stores 10,000 items on 6,000 pallet spaces and over 10,000 floor storage spaces. A contract logistics solution for the office furniture industry in France is also new: In Savigny-Sur-Clairis a 30,000 square meter central warehouse has opened its doors for office furniture in France. It offers room for a total of about 35,000 pallets or furniture containers (Corlettes). Jobs range from commissioning to labeling, to handling full truckloads and less than truckloads, to cross docking.

Azkar, the new Spanish member of the DACHSER family, operates a total of 27 warehouses in Spain and Portugal, with 200,000 square meters of warehouse space and sophisticated warehouse technology, such as pick-by-light, sorter technology and automatic high bay storage. In Wuhu near Shanghai, DACHSER has assumed the management of an automobile supplier’s consignment warehouse, which is operated in three shifts. In this location, about 11,000 raw material items are transshipped for 80 suppliers in a total of 9,000 pallet spaces. DACHSER has taken over the processing of orders for 55 suppliers and is supplying the plant using the Kanban system. The production area is directly supplied via shuttles. DACHSER is expanding its contract logistics network in Germany as well. This year, new warehouses have been commissioned in Dortmund, Langenau (food), and Überherrn (hazardous materials), among other places.

Five million delivery orders a year

“The internationalization of contract logistics necessitates globally operating structures and consistent systems and standards – in consultation, training, knowledge management, and especially in information technology,” explains Wolfgang Reinel, manager of the Logistics Consulting Division at DACHSER. “Today, with Mikado, our self-developed warehouse management system, we are already processing more than five million delivery orders and 30 million items per year throughout the world.” Mikado is available in 13 language versions and is integrated with the Domino and Othello transport management systems, which were also developed in-house. “This makes it possible to have seamless transport and contract logistics services.”

Completely integrated on an international level

The result is customized fulfillment logistics, which allows companies to completely outsource the management of their items. “With our approach, which offers completely integrated contract logistics services on an international level, customers can focus their entire attention on their core business. In the final analysis, this is what is essential in order to continue competing successfully. “In the meantime, efficient, extremely precise supply chain management and distribution logistics are crucially important for the success of many companies. Successful contract logistics can be identified by the fact that it ‘quietly’ manages the logistics processes in the background,” Wolfgang Reinel notes in conclusion.

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Resource: http://www.dachser.com/de/en/Contract-logistics-International-with-standards_1801.htm

DACHSER – STANDING UP FOR THE WORLD

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From education to sustainability: Since 2005 DACHSER and terre des hommes are engaging in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The humanitarian work is successful, reports Bernhard Simon, Spokesman of the DACHSER Management Board.

Since 2005, DACHSER—working jointly with the children’s aid organization terre des hommes—has been committed to helping children and young people in Uttar Pradesh. Helping people help themselves is working, as the spokesman of the DACHSER Management Board Bernhard Simon saw for himself when he visited the project site in India.

Mr. Simon, what is the collaboration between DACHSER and terre des hommes in India all about?

From education to sustainability: this is the motto of the aid project that we have been involved in since 2005, together with terre des hommes and local partners in Uttar Pradesh. The main focus of the project is children—especially girls—and young women. For them, education and vocational training are the key to a better future and development with better prospects in their rural communities. It’s all about a future that is self-determined, in which the dignity of the individual and healthy living and working conditions have top priority.

What does emancipation like this have to do with sustainability?

Education creates the foundation for developing self-confidence, articulating basic needs, and determining the trajectory of one’s own life. Only when human beings value themselves, can they value their environment and stand up for its preservation. Thus education and sustainability go hand in hand and that is why projects with ecological objectives, such as reforestation or the building of biogas and worm composting facilities make sense in such areas. Children find it a very natural process and are especially proud of the trees they planted themselves.

DACHSER and terre des hommes are helping children and young people in Uttar Pradesh.

DACHSER and terre des hommes are helping children and young people in Uttar Pradesh.

What contribution can outside help make?

We view our commitment as helping people to help themselves. That is why the local organizations with whom we have been collaborating in Uttar Pradesh since 2005 are all from the region themselves; some of them even emerged from projects. This is a very important factor in our work as it prevents a feeling of cultural distance from even occurring in the first place.

India is one of the emerging markets. To what extent do people there even need assistance?

The development in India is multi-layered. On one hand, we see their rapid-fire development with Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, where landmark technical achievements are a common occurrence—as evidenced by, for example, the recent, highly touted and successful launch of the Mars mission. On the other hand, there are great social disparities and the gap is widening; in this respect, India has fallen behind comparable countries and its neighbors. Poverty, underdevelopment, and alarming deficiencies in basic health care are pervasive. This is exactly where our project in Uttar Pradesh comes in.

Apart from the purely humanitarian aspect, what do the problems in India have to do with the West?

In the West, we have grown accustomed to a level of prosperity that exists, to some extent, because the prevailing working conditions in India are far below our own minimum standards. This creates a special responsibility for us. After all, there is only one world, where we all live and where we are linked to one another in a multitude of ways.

How can education affect social imbalances?

Education and reducing the school dropout rate are crucial mileposts toward a better future. The idea behind it is an old one, but one that has proven to be true in developed and underdeveloped nations alike: because I am learning, I go through the world with open eyes, and that means I don’t have to repeat the mistakes that were made in the past. This is precisely the learning experience that the schoolchildren in our projects carry into their families, and, as a result, the parents’ view of the world is transformed as well. It’s a great opportunity for a sustainable development of the community. Before, the people who live where our project is being implemented believed that their living conditions were fated as a result of their karma. Today, they have the feeling that their lives are in their own hands and that they can do a better job of forging them for themselves and their families.

Taking their lives into their own hands sounds easy, but it probably isn’t …

The key is the close cooperation between the project partners. When there is a constructive social dialogue, individuals learn about their rights for the first time and can claim the opportunities that these rights enable. But first, you have to be capable of articulating these rights—and this is where education and training are absolutely vital.

What impressed you most during your visit to India?

That it’s never too late to take your destiny into your own hands. One of my most deeply compelling experiences was meeting a young man who became a teacher as a result of the education the project enabled; today, he is preparing children to study in state-run schools. This is how real opportunities for education are created, and I am amazed at what an incredible harvest our program participants can reap.

What’s next for the aid project?

We have now been involved in the Uttar Pradesh project for eight years. The aim of our joint development work is to make it redundant at some point because the projects are moving ahead and developing under their own power. For us, it’s not about supporting the region and the people on a permanent basis, it’s about facilitating their path toward complete independence instead. This is what differentiates charity from corporate social responsibility, and this is how the DACHSER family sees its responsibility as a corporate citizen in a globalized world.

Read more about the DACHSER aid project in Uttar Pradesh in the 4/2013 issue of the DACHSER magazine that will be published in early December.

Aid in Figures

Spendings: 900,000 Euro
Time frame: 2005 to 2015

Targets:

  • Helping people help themselves
  • Education and vocational training
  • Ecology
  • Giving people in rural areas a future

Achievements:

  • More than 11,000 children have attended classes in order to prepare for school.64 per cent of them have been placed in regular private or public schools. Droput rates have been reduced by 40 per cent and there has been an 80 per cent improvement in the number of girls entering school. Primary schools have been equipped with special water tanks.
  • 2,900 children, mostly girls, have attended courses at vocational training centres.
  • More than 4,000 girls have been informed about their rights
  • More than 800 children have participated in workshops about environmental topics; More than 2,000 trees have been planted. 67 composters and biogas systems have been installed at familiy homes; 48 families have received solar powered lamps.

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Resource: http://www.dachser.com/de/en/Interview-Bernhard-Simon-tdh_1861.htm

CABLED JUST RIGHT

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DACHSER Cargoplus has 116 GPS trailers shuttling between Tunisia and Germany to ensure on-the-dot delivery of auto parts. When you serve the demanding auto industry, there are two things that really count: perfectly orchestrating logistics and calmly solving problems.

Auto production involves mass production, it’s true, but it is nevertheless based on tremen-dous individuality. Cable harnesses, for example, are essentially one-of-a-kind because they are intended for the specific vehicle that reflects a customer’s choice of electronics. The har-nesses have to arrive at the plant exactly on time, after traveling from their assembly facility in Tunisia across the Mediterranean and through Europe. Sometimes there are just a few hours available to avoid production losses and contract penalties.

To do it right, DACHSER has fitted the trailers with GPS systems. That way, customers al-ways know which truck and which pallet currently has what they are waiting for. The parts to be assembled generally come from Germany and are driven to processing plants in Tunisia. From there on, Cargoplus takes over the completed components and delivers them to ware-houses upstream from the auto production facilities. And from there, they go directly to the production lines. On average, 80 trailers travel between Germany and Tunisia every week, while 36 trailers are on their way or being loaded/unloaded: the harness circulation functions perfectly, steered by the DACHSER Cargoplus team.

Everything under control – and emergency plans always available

The schedules in the plants are extremely rigid – no automaker will accept uncertainties during transport. DACHSER Cargoplus therefore has to make sure that any obstacles to international traffic can be sailed around. And there are plenty of such obstacles to worry about: In the ferry connection to Genoa, for example, a partner relationship exists with the government-owned Tunisian ferry company. Overbooked ships, especially during the holiday season, are the rule. A particular shipment may have a firm booking but what about when extra trailers for extra orders are supposed to make the voyage too? On top of that, while loading and unloading in the harbors, technical damage to the trailers may occur and require quick repairs, even on weekends.

DACHSER Cargoplus has to keep these uncertainties under control and always be able to devise solutions in a hurry. Emergency plans for use in case of disruptions are right at hand. When things get really rough, as they did during the political revolution in Tunisia, Cargoplus simply switches over and uses air freight. Customers can rely on DACHSER no matter what, so that ultimately, every cable harness finds its intended automobile.

DACHSER AT THE 30TH GERMAN LOGISTICS CONGRESS

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The motto for this year’s event: “Ideas, Impulses, Innovations” applies to how DACHSER has become a global logistics provider: the introduction of the swap-body is just one innovation of many.

At its booth, DACHSER proudly displays its full service portfolio, from cross-Europe logistics for industrial goods and food through global air and sea freight activities to comprehensive contract logistics services. Experienced DACHSER logistics experts will be there to discuss current logistics solutions, trends and network expansions with industry visitors.

The DACHSER booth is located at the Hotel InterContinental, Room Potsdam 2, P/01.

TRYOUT: FIRST PRODUCTION-READY ELECTRIC TERMINAL TRACTOR

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DACHSER is the first logistics company to successfully test a production-ready electric powered terminal tractor at two German locations. The logistics supplier has long been working on robust electric vehicle designs, in close collaboration with designers.

The prototype, developed by specialized vehicle maker Terberg Nordlift, was tested in real operations, pulling trailers from the terminal parking area to the loading bay. “The tractor test at DACHSER locations in Herne and Hamburg was a total success,” was how André Bilz of the Technology/Technical Procurement Division at DACHSER in Kempten summed up the outcome. “We were given an extremely positive report by the drivers. They were especially impressed by its low-noise and exhaust-free operation. And they liked the fact that the cab has been designed like a normal vehicle, so that they could operate the tractor in a familiar ergonomic environment.”

Innovative drive train technology

The drive train technology is entirely new. It has been designed to produce 160/180 HP at 1800 to 2800 rpms. Its battery has a capacity of 206 kilowatt hours – with which the terminal tractor can move a total load of 45 tons. This high-powered vehicle gets its energy from lithium ion phosphate batteries. The system consists of two battery packs with two battery units each and eight battery management systems (BMS), controlling the 92 battery cells. These make it possible to now work a nine-hour day on one battery charge. Charging takes only 4.5 hours, depending on the design of the charging system. But unlike a “normal” fleet, employees have to be trained and certified to do maintenance on high-voltage equipment. And the workshops and tools must meet special safety requirements.

“This new emission-free, quiet system is not only robust but will also be economic, when it is in regular production, once costs and synergy effects are considered,” explains Arno Ortlieb, Terberg Nordlift Managing Director. It is true that the batteries have a limited number of charging cycles – about 3,000 when 80 percent discharged. But because the electric motor is virtually maintenance-free compared to a conventional combustion engine, once it is in regular production, the lifecycle costs are lower in the long run. “As a matter of fact,” says DACHSER technical expert André Bilz, “an emission-free electric tractor becomes an option for use.”