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The new IMO 2020 regulations

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued new regulations to be applied from January 2020 for the reduction of marine pollution caused by shipping. By 2050, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 50%.
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“White Glove” Logistics for the World’s Luxury Fashion Brands

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Logistics Orchestrator

Taking aftermarket logistics to the next level with the Logistics Orchestrator
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e-commerce incorporated: Partnering with Magento

DB Schenker is offering a powerful new extension to equip small and mid-size merchants at Magento
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Empowering global e-commerce:

DB Schenker announces strategic alliance with Channel Advisor
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Logistics automation at its best

DB Schenker is now responsible for MediaMarkt Sweden's logistics for online sales and store deliveries from the Arlandastad logistics center near Stockholm.
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Wearable robots for healthier working conditions

DB Schenker has extensively investigated the use of exoskeletons at several logistics locations in Germany, in order to relieve warehouse personnel of physically-demanding tasks in the long term.
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Learning to predict disruptions from extreme weather: DB Schenker collaborates on research project
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Inventing the digitized warehouse

DB Schenker and Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, are collaborating to change the face of the logistics industry.
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Trail blazer for entrepreneurship in logistics: Launch of Schenker Ventures

New DB Schenker unit to support ideas transforming logistics • Venture capital investments in early-stage business models and start-ups • Founder-centric venture studio together with MVP Factory • “We want to build a digital and climate-friendly future”

DB Schenker launched Schenker Ventures, a new unit to drive innovation in logistics through support for and collaboration with entrepreneurs and founders. Schenker Ventures will bundle and advance DB Schenker’s existing corporate venture activities and investments. It will support founders and start-ups with capital, industry expertise, and assets. In addition, Schenker Ventures will partner with venture builder MVP Factory to realize a venture studio.

Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker: “We want to be the number one driver for new ideas within the logistics and supply chain industry. We want to build a digital and climate-friendly future. Schenker Ventures will unleash innovation through creativity, determination, and entrepreneurial freedom. As a strategic initiative apart from of our daily business, Schenker Ventures will have its home close to DB Schenker but not in the company itself. A new chapter in corporate ventures and innovation starts now.”

Patric Hoffmann, Head of Schenker Ventures: “At Schenker Ventures we have one fundamental principle: Great ideas need entrepreneurial freedom. The founders need to stay in control. Therefore, our aim is to create an environment where they retain ownership and full control of their start-ups. As an experienced enterprise with an extensive network, we support them with capital, expert insights in supply chain management, logistics infrastructure, and contacts to top tier customers from around the globe.”

In the following video, Jochen Thewes and Patric Hoffmann explain their vision for Schenker Ventures.

The new unit will consist of two pillars. The first one structures all venture capital activities of DB Schenker and will act as a long-term investor focusing on seed to series B+ start-ups in the versatile fields of logistics and supply chain management. Emphasis is given to the development and design of new business models which are targeted towards digital, technology-driven, and sustainability-oriented concepts.

The venture studio, Schenker Venture’s second pillar, has been established together with Berlin-based MVP Factory. It aims to pioneer a new way of corporate venture building in logistics. It will offer exceptional entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch the next generation of logistics companies that will drive the ongoing and deep transformation of the industry. Each company will be based on the entrepreneurs’ own ideas or on ideas seeded from various other viable concepts Schenker Ventures and MVP Factory run together. Through the venture studio, selected founders will be provided with all resources needed to launch successful companies, including capital, mentorship, and domain expertise.

From left to right: Patric Hoffmann, Head of Schenker Ventures, Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, and Philipp Petrescu, CEO of MVP Factory (Picture credit: DB Schenker)

Philipp Petrescu, CEO of MVP Factory: “Building a company is not an easy thing. Together with the founding team, we use our product building muscle to rapidly validate ideas, build minimum viable products and find initial paying customers, to increase the odds of success. Together with DB Schenker, we now offer exceptional entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch the next generation of logistics companies with a head start.”

Today, DB Schenker is already collaborating with more than 50 start-ups and tech companies from a diverse set of business units, functions, and regions worldwide. The founding of Schenker Ventures will further boost this endeavor. It follows the recent investments and proof of concept collaborations with urban air mobility pioneer Volocopter and autonomous mobile robotics developer Gideon Brothers.

Volocopter and Gideon Brothers are DB Schenker’s most recent venture capital investments to foster innovation in the logistics industry (Picture credit: DB Schenker)

Start-ups and prospective founders from the logistics and supply chain industry are invited to visit www.schenker-ventures.com to explore how DB Schenker can support their journey.

About MVP Factory

MVP Factory (MVPF) is a digital product and venture builder based in Berlin. Founded in 2017, MVPF helps organizations execute their digital transformation at start-up speed by combining expertise from entrepreneurship, design, consulting and engineering with lean and agile processes and high-performing, scalable delivery teams. With its proven approach to bui1ding products and businesses, MVPF founded and funded over 20 companies successfully and has completed over 200 projects with global enterprises and early-stage entrepreneurs alike. www.mvpfactory.co