In Raben Group, CSR is part of our DNA. As a socially responsible business, we are aware that we don't operate in a separated social zone. Our development, growth and innovativeness translate into the quality of life in our environment. The foundation of sustainable operations is dialogue with the environment. That is the reason why for years now we have carried our dialogue sessions with stakeholders. Based on their outcome, we have developed a strategy of social engagement which determines areas of support important for local communities: education, safety and ecology.
Is there anything better than a moment of sweet cool refreshment on a hot day? Ice creams is associated with carefree childhood, birthdays, reward for a good school report or the first date. Researchers have even found that they lower the level of stress response. However, in order not to lose their magical properties, they must be properly stored and transported - this is the job for Fresh Logistics.
Gennius Lab Manager
Almost 70 years ago (1950), Alan Turing proposed a test to measure intelligence of machines - the ability of machines to use a natural language. First artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories were opened in the United States at two universities simultaneously: Carnegie Mellon and MIT. This marked the onset of research of artificial intelligence primarily defined as construction of machines which could be described as having traits of human intelligence, i.e. able to have a conversation in a natural language.
Raben East General Director
Belarus is one of the countries that are still waiting for the interest of the world tourism and business. Our Easter neighbour is increasingly open to visitors from abroad, and not only to those whose aim is just sightseeing. What perspectives does Belarus offer to a Polish investor?
Head of Sea & Air
Sea is still one of the most popular methods of transporting cargo, whether General or oversized. It's not an exaggeration to say that not much has changed in this area since Egyptians and Phoenicians. When it comes to transporting large and heavy shipments over long distances, Sea is still quite often the cheapest option. Therefore ships will still compete with Rail, Trucks and other transportation modes for many years to come.
Fresh Logistics Polska is responsible for comprehensive logistics services for fresh products. The supply chain of such products is connected with specific conditions – controlled temperature +2°C to +6°C and 0°C to +2°C. Jeronimo Martins Polska, on the other hand, is the owner of the Biedronka retail chain. Where did those two sector leaders meet?
Customer Service Coordinator
E-commerce pundits warn that the success of an online shop is not always dependant on low prices. Other things that really matter are the shopping experience, convenience and the logistics process, which includes the quality and timeliness of delivery that influence the overall experience.
Customer Service Manager
With Easter holidays getting nearer, we are all busy with preparations and it is obvious that one of the most important Easter missions to accomplish is the purchase of eggs which we will share during Easter breakfast on Sunday. Yet how to be sure that Easter eggs are fresh? It’s simple! The quality of eggs on the way “from hen to table” is guaranteed, among others, by Fresh Logistics Polska.
Road Network Manager
In the era of ubiquitous digitalisation and the incessant life in a rush, everyone dreams about the process of placing orders online that would be relativity simple and quick and about the delivery that would be almost immediate. Delays? No time for that! So what can be done to get the ordered products delivered on time, even during Christmas peaks? Read about 5 rules of flawless delivery.
“If there is something we can’t do more effectively, at a lower cost and better than the competition, there is no point in doing it at all and we should hire someone to do it better that we” - said Henry Ford in 1923 promoting the idea of outsourcing. However, when it comes to making the final decision - to outsource or not to outsource - it is not that simple any more. So are there any benefits of outsourcing in the modern world?
Failing to keep a safe distance between vehicles is one of the most frequent causes of road accidents. In some countries traffic regulations define the distance between vehicles in meters. For instance in Germany this distance shouldn’t be shorter that half of the vehicle speed (at 100 km/h - 50 m), in Czechia, for vehicles heavier than 3.5 tons it is the vehicle length + 10 m.
Solution Design Manager
According to the Deloitte report published in August 2017, the vast majority of employees have a positive opinion about modern technologies used in companies. In spite of some concerned voices, almost 90% of people employed in various sectors think innovations are invaluable at work.
Social campaigns which promote the use of reflective elements by children and adults have quite long history. And the truth is you can’t have too many of them. We would like to focus on the use of warning clothing by professionals, those employed in warehouses and truck drivers.
Solution Design Manager
Since the moment homo sapiens learned to use tools, then improve them, and later use them to make even more tools, technology has become the inseparable part of almost every aspect of our life. Today it is hard to imagine work without the support of advanced devices or computer systems. One of the areas where they are a perfect fit is a large warehouse.
Distribution Network Development Manager
A city located in the heart of Poland. Third in terms of population and fourth in terms of size. Former capital of textile and movie industries. At present ranked as one of the best warehouse markets in the European Union according to Prologis Europe. Naturally it is Łódź and its logistics potential.
Recent years have been marked by mounting challenges facing the transport sector. The issues affecting TFL companies include the shortage of specialized drivers or new EU regulations. In order to survive, businesses should quickly implement many innovative solutions that would allow them to function in the continuously changing reality.
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Risk & Insurance Manager
„I have never been in an accident of any sort worth speaking about. I never saw a wreck and have never been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort” - said Edward Smith, the Captain of Titanic, just before leaving the port... Yet it seems that a crisis may strike anyone, at any moment. That is why a company that wants to run its operations without major disruptions needs to be prepared for everything.
Genius Lab Analist
An extremely important element and link of business analytics is the process of data modelling, thanks to which the extracted information are transformed into knowledge which can be utilised to make more effective business decisions. To put it briefly - the process of modelling transforms raw data into conclusions with practical applications through which the models are transformed into universal tools. Modelling allows for forecasting future business results, assessing risk, evaluating the situation and the widely understood effective management of time, money and resources.
Genius Lab Analist
Information which surrounds us on every step and in every aspect of our life is the most powerful potential of the contemporary world. That is the reason why companies, which have focused on the implementation of the system of business analysis and invested in it as the most promising initiative, are increasing their operational efficiency and they are actually far ahead of their competitors on the market.
At first glance it seems that transport and ecology can't go hand in hand. In 2015, trucks cruising the roads of the European Union emitted 366 million tons of carbon dioxide. What's more, it's the only sector of the EU economy which hasn't noted a perceivable drop in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Yet, when we take a closer look at the situation, it will turn op that positive changes occur here overnight and people connected with transport do their best not to harm our planet.
Although the amendment of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) came into force on January 1, 2017, the older version could have been used until the end of June. Not everyone was able to take advantage of the transition period and get ready for the new solutions. What must be remembered about in order to ensure appropriate conditions for transported goods and not to pay penalties for errors in documentation?
Intermodal Transport Manager
The market of transport services is getting more and more competitive. Carriers are no longer able to compete by reducing their profit margins. In order to survive in the new reality, logistics companies are forced to look for other ways to reduce transport costs. Who will benefit from this?
Contract Logistics Manager CZ/SK, Raben Logistics Czech
Before fruit-flavored bonbons Skittles make their way to their consumers, both in the Czech Republic and in many other European and non-European countries, they get to enjoy their own “sauna”. No, it's not a joke. The chewy candies produced by Wrigley Confections ČR, do indeed ripen in a special “sauna”. This unique solution has recently been built in the Czech Republic by Raben Logistics Czech.
Genius Lab Analist
We are living in the times of information revolution: business intelligence, data science, data mining, machine learning, big data and the internet of things. Are we becoming a part of this world when we use the internet or smartphones? Both as consumers and employees, we are more or less consciously building this world and we are driving it forward even more. It is inevitable and one must prepare for it really well.
On April 18, 2017, the act dated March 9, 2017, on the system of monitoring of road transport of goods came into force. Who will be affected by the new law and what changes have been implemented?
First autonomous trucks appeared on the streets of Singapore in January. During a three-year trial period they will be tested in city traffic. Yet the concept of truck platooning is developing dynamically also in Europe and we are likely to see vehicles using this solution on our roads in the near future.
Raben East General Director
In the last week of 2016 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine passed the bill aimed at aligning the transit of goods in that country with the EU regulations. For the new law to become binding, it still must be passed by the Ukrainian Supreme Council. Nevertheless now is the time to think what changes we may expect after the new solutions come into force.
Opertion Support Manager
The logistics service market is in continuous motion. This also applies to the area of warehousing. New customers’ needs create new tools to satisfy them. Although in theory the warehouse management system is an in-house tool of a 3PL company, it is worth knowing just how its skillful use brings benefits to customers.
The new year will bring about many legal changes important for the transport sector. It is worth getting to know them in order to be prepared and to avoid being surprised by the new requirements. Below you can find our selection of the most important changes.
Sales and Customer Service Director
Every day, when we reach for a cup of yoghurt, we are often unaware of the multitude of processes and solutions which are necessary so that we can have it on our table. The route of the product, commonly referred to as “from farm to fork”, is strictly controlled at every stage using advanced technological and IT solutions.
Monitoring individual elements of the supply chain aims at not only maintaining the highest quality and safety of the product, but also at building trust of the producer and consumer in the selected transport company.
Raben East General Director
The beginning of the 1990s was a difficult period when most of the former Soviet Republics were in recession caused by the breakdown of traditional economic ties. Internal tensions and conflicts did not facilitate the development of that region. The major role in improving the economic situation was played by the International Monetary Fund, whose support was granted already in the 1990s to countries like Armenia, Georgia, Kirgizstan or Uzbekistan.
The research by Accenture and Global Compact  conducted among over 1,000 CEOs of the largest multinationals shows that 78% of them believe that actions in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility facilitate innovativeness and build competitive advantage.
Dyrektor Generalny Raben Transport
Logistics is an exceptionally dynamic sector. Each day, the challenges facing this industry require making quick decisions. Some of them concern current solutions and the others strategic perspectives. he reason for most of them are consumers and their changing preferences.
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Frank Sinatra once sang that if he could make it in New York, he would make it anywhere ("If I...
The growing competition of the market economy forces manufacturers to be active in direct...
Just before Christmas, we delivered some steel elements manufactured in Poland for the...
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Khachapuri, good wine, fondness of dancing - this is what most of us have in mind when we think...
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What is the connection between HSBC Bank and Gazprom? The nomination to this year's edition of...
The economic recession slowed down and later ended the era of constructing speculative...
Scientific research proves that polluted environment leads to many diseases.
The question is intrinsically linked with investigating the causes of dangerous situations,...
Food safety is the area of interest and care of all those involved in individual stages of the...
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