Delivering the right things, at the right time, to the right place. A logistical masterstroke that is relied upon not only by end consumers, but above all by entire production processes. To live up to this value proposition, digital technologies are indispensable. Intelligent networking of all players in the value chain is the key to mastering increasing transport volumes efficiently and reliably while cost pressures are rising at the same time.
Despite flourishing demand, logistics service providers in Germany are facing the challenges of a lack of drivers, high energy prices and decarbonization of the fleet. A situation where efficiency defines success.
Over 12 million parcels were shipped per day in Germany in 2021.
B2B e-commerce volumes are expected to grow by about 70% globally by 2027.
There are around 70,000 logistics service providers in Germany, most of which are small and medium-sized enterprises.
Opportunities through new technologies
Today, process mining and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be used to create digital x-ray images of complex process landscapes of logistics companies and automate inefficiencies and repetitive steps.
Today, digital solutions can avoid empty runs and ensure higher utilization of transport routes. Together with fleet decarbonization, this opens up new competitive advantages for logistics companies.
Last mile delivery
The traditionally expensive last mile can be made increasingly efficient by clever networking of shippers, intermediate storage facilities, the delivery fleet and the end customer. Predictive analytics can be used to better predict future transport volumes and more accurately meet time windows for deliveries.
Technology as a resilience factor
Supply chain resilience today means closer networking of customers, suppliers and business partners through the consistent exchange of data in real time to respond quickly to events in the supply chain.
Konrad is one of the founders of DevelopX and leads the company as Managing Partner. He founded DevelopX in 2019 as a partner of TruVenturo, one of Europe’s leading company builders in the digital space. Prior to founding DevelopX, Konrad was responsible for founding and scaling several tech startups at TruVenturo and realized several successful exits.
After studying materials science, Konrad worked for several years as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Hamburg, advising companies in the manufacturing, high tech and chemicals sectors. Konrad holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and lives in Hamburg.
As an engineer and passionate entrepreneur, Konrad works with companies in the energy, industrials and logistics sectors and advises our private equity clients in due diligence or portfolio optimization.