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Bronze for DB Schenker warehouse in Bydgoszcz

The logistics warehouse of DB Schenker in Bydgoszcz was rewarded for operational excellence – it achieved the bronze status in accordance with the XSITE corporate standard

In mid-2019, the DB Schenker warehouse in Bydgoszcz was assessed according to the global corporate standard of operating excellence, XSITE. The result of the audit carried out by international experts was successful.

“The bronze status awarded to the logistic warehouse in Bydgoszcz is a special distinction and proves a high level of operational maturity. We are pleased that another Polish location among 750 DB Schenker branches worldwide has been rewarded in accordance with the XSITE standard. This proves the high commitment of employees and the appropriate approach to Lean Management,” says Dariusz Doroś, Director of Contract Logistics in the North-East Europe Cluster at DB Schenker.

The DB Schenker warehouse in Bydgoszcz has been particularly appreciated for the style of work which is characterised by a high safety culture, a focus on customer needs and continuous process optimisation, while respecting the people employed and searching for tailor-made solutions.

“Success in XSITE cannot be achieved without a committed team and real, mature leadership. All elements were at a high level at the warehouse in Bydgoszcz which had a significant impact on the final result,” says Rafał Tarasewicz, Operational Excellence Director in Contract Logistics for Europe at DB Schenker.

On the left: Rafal Tarasewicz, Head of Operational Excellence Europe and Sebastian Skuza, acting Warehouse Manager in Bydgoszcz Logistics Warehouse

XSITE has been implemented since 2016 in the entire contract logistics of DB Schenker. It is operational in approx. 60 locations, including 11 warehouses of a logistic operator in Poland. The standard is assessed in 5 areas. Customer relations, finance, people and leadership, processes and security are reviewed. XSITE levels include developing, bronze, silver or gold.

The global model of business excellence, XSITE, is very restrictive and failure to meet even one condition in mandatory areas makes it impossible to obtain the distinction. The Polish warehouse in Teresin near Warsaw was the first in the world to have achieved the silver status which is currently the highest level ever granted.