With immediate effect, DB Schenker Logistics is expanding its tailored transport and logistics services to include the new DB SCHENKERleadlogisticsservice. As a “Lead Logistics Provider” or “Fourth Party Logistics” (4PL) service provider, DB Schenker will now carry out management and integration of various service providers, particularly freight carriers, on behalf of the customer along the customer’s supply chain. These services include coordinating transport by lorry and rail as well as logistical services.
“We have noticed that demand for this special service is increasing across Europe and thus wish to make our expertise accessible to a broad spectrum of customers” stated Karl Nutzinger, member of the Schenker AG Board of Management responsible for Land Transport at DB Schenker. “We offer efficient cost controls and monitor the entire supply chain.”
DB Schenker has been active in this market for the past 15 years with its Schenker Dedicated Services AB in Sweden. A team of roughly 100 international specialists provides services for company such as ESAB, the market leader for consumables and equipment for welding and cutting processes, as well as for packaging manufacturer Tetra Laval and float glass manufacturer NSG Pilkington.
Every customer is assigned its own “control tower,” which is similar to an outsourced freight forwarding department. Customers benefit from lower capital commitment, increased flexibility, consolidated figures and invoicing processing at a single interface.
A team of experts is being established in Essen to further expand DB Schenker Logistics’ services in this area.