Cloud technology is almost inevitable on a private as well as on a business level. We save our private pictures in a cloud, collaborate with our colleagues on working documents in a cloud, and of course, this trend has also reached the logistics industry. However, holistic and integrated cloud technology solutions are still relatively rare at logistics service providers. But why is that?

The benefits of cloud software in logistics

There are several benefits of cloud software in logistics; let’s take a look. First, it has a huge financial aspect. On the one hand, cloud software can tremendously reduce operational costs and capital expenses. On the other hand, it also has the potential to increase efficiency and productivity. Over and above, cloud solutions are much more scalable, enabling logistics companies that use this technology to grow easier and faster. Last but not least, software solutions based on the cloud are updated in real-time, allowing companies to make informed decisions and react quickly to changing environments.

Cloud software meets logistics expertise

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Infor, one of the global leaders in business cloud software specialized by industry, and DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have recently formed a strategic partnership. This makes DB Schenker the only freight forwarder in the market that now offers ocean and air freight customers full access to the entire spectrum of Infor’s supply chain technology. Shippers will benefit from a unique digital supply chain management solution that delivers real value, combined with DB Schenker’s 150 years of experience and logistics expertise. This is key because it merges the software know-how with the logistics execution capabilities, providing a holistic and integrated approach, which is a true milestone for the whole industry.

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This exclusive partnership offers supplier collaboration and shipping automation, as well as easier cost (procure-2-pay), factory, and transportation management. Customers can benefit through less inventory, supply chain resilience, lower costs, data-driven decision-making, and higher reliability through predictions.

The partnership between Infor and DB Schenker is a one-of-a-kind step into the future of supply chain management. With its integrated approach, it has the potential to revolutionize the field and the logistics industry at large.

Published: February 2022