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Schenker signs Cloud deal to boost on-time deliveries

[ February 23, 2022   //   ]

German-owned forwarder DB Schenker has signed a partnership with Cloud information company Infor to use the latter’s Nexus technology to deliver supply chain solutions to its customers.     

It builds on an established relationship between Infor and DB Schenker, which has is the first third party logistics company to deploy Infor Nexus Control Center, and offer a predictive estimated-time-of-arrival capability. The latest agreement provides DB Schenker’s customer base with access to the full range of Infor Nexus technology.

Under the new deal, DB Schenker customers will be offered a digital supply chain management solution that provides supplier collaboration and shipping automation, as well as easier cost, factory, and transportation management. This, in turn, will help reduce inventory, improve supply chain resilience, cut costs, and increase operational reliability.

Infor executive vice president, Joerg Jung, said: “Our predictive analytics combined with Internet of Things (IoT) solutions can generate more precise container arrival times as well as real-time updates of shipments. Dashboards offer both supply chain overviews and in-depth data, and control centres monitor bottlenecks while calculating possible demurrage and detention costs. This connection of technology to specific, precise business issues will be a hallmark of our partnership and the results it will deliver.”