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DB Schenker digitalises global spare parts business

November 19, 2018: DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, wherein the spares logistics divisions of customers from the industrial and aerospace sectors are now also being digitalised.

DB Schenker digitalises global spare parts business
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DB Schenker digitalises global spare parts business

November 19, 2018: DB Schenker has launched a new online platform, wherein the spares logistics divisions of customers from the industrial and aerospace sectors are now also being digitalised.

DB Schenker's "Logistics Orchestrator" now controls the central management of all spares orders within a global distribution network. Delivery times to the end customer can thus be significantly reduced, since the supply of all spare parts is ensured. Average logistics costs can thus be reduced by upto 30 percent.

"With our 'Connect' initiative, we are continuing to make rapid advancements in the digitalisation of our freight products. With "Logistics Orchestrator" we are now launching a special digital solution focusing on our customers in the industrial and aerospace sectors," says Markus Sontheimer, chief information and chief digitalisation officer of Schenker AG.

Until now, spares logistics within large, global distribution networks have been coordinated independently at regional or local level. Orders were also largely managed locally in different organisations with varying ERP systems and business rules. This decentralised system caused lack of transparency in the supply chains and consequently to high storage and transport costs. With Logistics Orchestrator, everything is now digitally controlled from a single source, both global delivery and order management, said the company in a press release.

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