German OEM, Krone, is involved in a study that is investigating how supply chain bottlenecks affect the industry and how they can be solved.
The study is being led by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölze of Logistics Advisory Experts, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Schmidt of the Technical University of Dresden and Prof. Dr. Christian Kille of the Institute of Applied Logistics at Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences.
As a consortium partner, Krone is contributing its expertise to various aspects of the study.
The consortium study ‘Meeting capacity bottlenecks in logistics: situation – solutions – potentials – packages of measures – roadmaps’, launched on 17 February 2022. It aims to research the driver shortage and its impact on transport companies and their customers.
Possible measures, digital tools, cross-industry-transfer-insights and new forms of collaboration will be examined in order to derive possible recommendations for action, especially for transport companies.
In total, the study consortium comprises 16 companies, four federal associations and the internet platform Jobmatch.me.
Publication of the results is planned for the end of 2022.
In addition to driver shortages, the sharp rise in the cost of fuel such as diesel is a key factor impacting supply chain performance.
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