Dachser (A): Intelligent Logistics
Case Study

Dachser (A): Intelligent Logistics

28 pages
January 2022
Reference: IMD-7-2313

The case, based on extensive interviews with top executives and two generations of Dachser family owners, documents the genesis and spectacular growth of the global logistics specialist, a group that now has close to 400 locations on all five continents and employs 30,000+ people.

Despite its global footprint, Dachser stayed loyal to both its core business – intelligent logistics – and to Kempten, a picturesque town of 70,000+ inhabitants and the center of gravity for Dachser’s operations and the place the Dachser family owners call home. Dachser received the IMD Global Family Business Award in 2019

Learning Objective

• Provides rich settings to discuss the operational, strategic, generational and governance challenges of one of the leading logistics companies in the world at a critical time for the industry – the COVID-19 pandemic, which inevitably wreaked havoc on supply chains around the world.

Settings
Global
Dachser
2019-2020
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2022
Language
English
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