DB Schenker Logistics offers new sorting facility for shoe logistics
Berlin/Essen/Kolding - With a new sorting facility in Kolding, Denmark, DB Schenker Logistics is responding to the growing need of the fashion industry for deliveries to retailers. The new Schenker A/S facility is providing high-quality logistics services to retailers in both the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe.
At full capacity, the system is able to handle a minimum of one million boxes per year. The productivity and strength of the facility were already evident during the last peak season for shoes.
At the occasion of a recent customer event at the logistics center in Kolding, Lisbeth Malfeld, head of logistics at Danish shoe retailer Shoe-D-Vision said: “Our company has saved approximately ten per cent of the total logistics costs and improved quality significantly by switching to the DB Schenker solution for fashion. These results have obviously not come by themselves but are more a logical consequence of Schenker A/S’ and Shoe-D-Vision’s joint continuous work towards the best solution to current requirements. The new facility is an important step in this process.”
Shoe-D-Vision, with its head office in Aarhus, Denmark, is a cooperative of the Skoringen, Feet Me and Zjoos retailers. The company imports shoes from Europe, Asia and South America to be distributed to its over 320 stores in the Nordics.
The system is set up on posts, with a sorting platform positioned three meters above the floor. This allows the floor area to be used as loading lanes for individual receivers and hubs. The sorting facility covers an area of around 660 square meters. A dedicated cross-docking team has also been established. The Kolding branch is fully linked to the European and global traffic networks of DB Schenker.
Customers from the fashion industry also benefit from the service offering DB SCHENKERskybridge: this solution, combining air and ocean freight, is cutting transport times by 30 to 50 percent in comparison to straight ocean freight, while CO2 is reduced by up to 50 percent versus shipping the goods the entire distance via air freight. The service also saves cost 30 to 50 percent compared to pure air freight.
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