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The pilot project of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller-Steinfahrt and his team concerning the analysis and optimization of in-house logistics processes show great potential in the initial phase. In cooperation with GROUP7, two student project teams worked out suggestions on how the centralized goods receipt at the Schwaig location can be designed more efficiently using innovative techniques as well as how the supply and disposal processes of the numerous customer-specific packaging can be implemented more creatively.
By optimization of the processes, lead times can be reduced. GROUP7 had gotten support from the Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller-Steinfahrt, Head of the Institute for Applied Logistics (IAL), brought together the project teams of experienced students from the course of studies in economics with a focus on logistics.
The cases were presented to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller-Steinfahrt and GROUP7 and were discussed together with the project team. Subsequently, suggestions for improvement were elaborated and implemented.
GROUP7’s team around Hubert Borghoff give thanks for the excellent cooperation and the sustainable results of the project.
We are participating in the IHK initiative “Pack ma's digital”, supporting the economy in Bavaria with it’s digitization and securing the future of the location.
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GROUP7 was awarded with the prize for successful brand management in the category "Industry Excellence in Branding". The ceremony took place at an evening event in Berlin. The way GROUP7 presents and lives the brand was convincing to the jury, which is composed of a group of experts for brand management and brand science.
"We are extremely proud that we have won this prestigious award. The prize is a confirmation to us that the success of the company has also been achieved through sustainable brand and product communication. We will continue to choose innovative and effective communication channels in the future, "says Günther Jocher, Managing Director of GROUP7.
The aim of the German Brand Awards is to discover, present and award pioneering brands and brand makers. Innovative brands, consistent branding and sustainable brand communications are honored, as are personalities and companies that lead the way in the world of brands. Only companies that have been nominated by the German Brand Institute’s brand scouts and expert committees can participate.
The German Brand Institute was created by the German Design Council and was founded more than 60 years ago at the request of the German Federal Parliament.
The award winners of the different categories were honored in Berlin on June 29th 2017. More than 200 invited guests from business, politics and the media were following the event.
Four days transport logistic exhibition have been very positive: insightful conversations with visitors and a lively exchange with business partners contain huge potential for the future. Our visitors saw 3D-print live at our GROUP7 booth and informed themselves about topics such as logistics 4.0 and digitalisation.
GROUP7 is building a new logistic center with 25,500 sqm storage space and a 1,700 sqm office building. At this new location all transport modes such as Air, Ocean, Rail and Truck will be offered under one roof. Additionally to conventional contract logistics, GROUP7 will also be offering eCommerce solutions. Because of the ideal location at the Frankfurt airport, the new multi-user warehouse will also serve as GROUP7's main cross-border e-Commerce hub.
Because of the sustainable and environmental-friendly construction, the Frankfurt logistics facility will be certified as DGNB Gold by the German Institute For Sustainable Building. This certificate has also been awarded to all other facilities of GROUP7.
For GROUP7 “Logistics 4.0” represents the networking and integration of logistical processes along the supply chain.
The global digitalisation is already in full progress at GROUP7. This is expressed through integrated interaction of physical transports and a comprehensive and actively intelligent IT. GROUP7 has recently invested in a new data processing center, in order continue the growth and development.
At this year's transport logistic trade fair in Munich, GROUP7 will present not only the conventional service portfolio comprising of air and ocean freight as well as international land transports, but also industry-specific logistics solutions. Visitors have the possibility of informing their selves about the current possibilities in the field of 3D printing at GROUP7. "At GROUP7, 3D printing is an integral part of our logistics 4.0 and enables decentralised and individualised production of time-critical products for our customers," says Günther Jocher, Managing Director of GROUP7.
"The growing and constantly changing markets call for innovative logistics solutions with corresponding technologies. GROUP7 uses resources consequently and in an organised way, so that humans, machines, markets and goods can be connected faster, more efficiently and more sustainably. For this purpose, voucherless pick & pack systems such as RFID, driverless transport systems (DTS) with swarm intelligence, and sensible and market-oriented robotics are already reality at the GROUP7 today", adds Hubert Borghoff Vice President and Head of Logistics.
For many years GROUP7 is supporting the charity institution "Lichtblick Hasenbergl" in Munich. "For me the social engagement of our middle-sized enterprise in our region goes without saying. We are happy to take on responsibility and will further reinvest parts of our economic success in the future of indigent people to help them finding a better way of life," explains Managing Director Günther Jocher.
In the Munich district Hasenbergl, here are still many children and adolescents who live in social housings or former emergency shelters under disadvantaged conditions. Without funding they will not have any chances for a prosperous future or Jobs.
At the Moment, 200 children, aged between 1 and 25 find accommodation at the charity Institution. They will receive care, social training and intensive support for the school work," informs the Head of the institution Johanna Hofmeir.
GROUP7 has joined the aerospace network TALA (The Aerospace Logistics Alliance) and now offers tailor-made solutions for the aviation industry. TALA is a global network consisting of independent logistic companies operating worldwide and combining the know-how and setup required to match the complex aviation supply chain processes.
“We provide reliable logistic services for aircraft operators, OEM`´s (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and MROs (Maintenance Repair Overhaul) and are responsible for the worldwide supply of special components such as altimeters, airborne computers, landing gears and engines for our clients. We distinguish ourselves by high flexibility, competence in supply chain planning and adherence to the high quality standards.” says Joerg Hansen, Head of Aerospace at GROUP7.
GROUP7 has own branch offices and logistic facilities at all strategically important aviation industry locations in Germany. Through the TALA network, GROUP7 can perfectly ensure the worldwide needs of the industry. GROUP7 offers permanent availability, minimum response time and highest flexibility.
Students of the secondary school in Oberding were pleased to receive a new set of iPads for use in their classrooms.
The local logistics provider GROUP7 AG and the leading manufacturer of machines KraussMaffei Automation GmbH split the donation. Klaus Spielmann, Head of Business Development at GROUP7 and Thomas Marufke, Managing Director of KraussMaffei Automation collectively handed over the cheque to Martin Heilmaier, Headmaster of the secondary school Oberding.
GROUP7 has been sponsoring the secondary school for years and is already donating iPads for the third time. “To support young people is especially important to us“, emphasises Klaus Spielmann, who is responsible for apprenticeships at GROUP7. “Next to continuous encouragement we also host career information days, on which we introduce our organisation and the versatile apprenticeships we have to offer.”
The iPads will be used for research purposes on certain topics, creating presentations and much more.