DB Schenker automates logistics centre in Sweden
German logistics provider DB Schenker has moved further in implementing digital solutions. Among the latest developments is the automation of the warehouse management system at the company’s distribution terminal in Gothenburg.
AutoStore, an automated goods-to-person system, has been introduced at DB Schenker’s logistics centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The digital solution, which was implemented on behalf of MQ Marqet, a leading retailer for high-quality fashion in Sweden, uses warehouse robots to deliver and retrieve bins for operators. It runs on intelligent software that is linked to DB Schenker’s warehouse management system. The overall solution also includes a sorting plant and a section for hanging garments – i.e. for e-commerce and store-replenishment operations at
“Our innovative solution is expandable and makes us agile in terms of accommodating customer growth and managing multiple customers from the fast-growing B2C market. At the same time, it saves space and makes for a more ergonomic working environment,” said Håkan Nydén, CEO of Schenker Logistics and head of Contract Logistics at DB Schenker in Sweden & Denmark.
AutoStore is part of DB Schenker’s e-commerce portfolio, which is targeted at customers with extensive online business operations that are looking to achieve significant efficiency gains. Investment in the automation of inventory management underscores DB Schenker’s ambition to shape the future of modern omnichannel retail operations both online and in-store.