DB Schenker Logistics

Business Overview

  • One of the world’s largest providers of freight forwarding and logistics services
  • Part of the DB Schenker global network with over 2,000 locations on all major continents in 130 countries
  • Parent company DB Schenker also owns leading European freight rail network
  • Company employs over 90,000 worldwide

Challenges

  • Needed low-cost warehouse management solution to support multiple verticals and value-added services
  • Scaleable solution and quick onboarding of new customers were mandatory
  • Required solution to support multiple languages across countries

 

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Business Objectives

  • Template-driven standard WMS that is configurable to support multiple verticals and value-added services
  • Small and simple warehouse processes, for rapid rollouts in their global landscape of several hundred warehouses
  • Required solution to support multiple languages across countries with localization features in their day-to-day operations – handling unit, units of measure, currency, date formats, etc.

Solution

Results

  • Softeon component-based, service-oriented architecture enabled configuration of the WMS to meet business objectives with additional components such as configuration wizard for rapid onboarding of clients
  • Cost-effective, competitive solution delivers warehouse and logistics efficiencies
  • Solution currently used in several sites across the EMEA region, with internal hosting at DB Schenker computing data center
  • On-demand WMS solution by location gives each branch rapid ability to scale and lowers IT costs
  • Increased market responsiveness and ability to quickly onboard new 3PL customers
  • Supports multiple languages with minimal training

 

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