More efficiency and optimal utilisation through comprehensive solutions

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Transport and logistics

Shaping tomorrow's transport with modern solutions

Article: More efficiency and optimal utilisation through comprehensive solutions

Intelligent, networked IT solutions enable DB Cargo and DB Schenker to use processes and infrastructure even more flexibly and efficiently.

Transport infrastructure such as rail tracks and roads is limited, and resources such as locomotives and wagons are expensive. With market requirements for flexibility and reliability constantly increasing at the same time, intelligent IT in transport and logistics is increasingly becoming a differentiating factor in competition.

"Digitalisation is the determining factor for the transport and logistics of the future. We support the growth strategies of our partners DB Cargo and DB Schenker and together with them we are driving forward the digitalisation of the business."

Michael Schneider, Product Owner Cluster Business Solutions Transport & Logistics, DB Systel

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We work with the Transport & Logistics business unit for the intelligent digitalisation of core business processes, across the entire service portfolio: from secure IT operation of almost all applications to large IT projects. The results of this cooperation reduce expensive shunting activities on a daily basis and dispatch employees and locomotives exactly as required. This makes it possible to react flexibly to disruptive events or to implement the maintenance of wagons in a predictive and cost-cutting manner on the basis of intelligently networked IT.

Successful projects for transport and logistics

Xrail

The XRail production alliance is bringing Europe even closer together. International rail freight traffic is becoming even more reliable, and thus also more attractive to customers, by linking the reservation systems.

link2rail

The link2rail digital platform offers many practical eServices and online tools for the management of freight transport. The eServices help with booking, monitoring, billing and individual processes. The online tools are useful applications around freight transport, such as the network map, the search for rail access points, the timetable or freight wagon catalogue. 

Digital data and knowledge management 

The progressive digitalisation of our working world places new demands on companies and their employees, across the boundaries of departments and business units. A digital communication and knowledge tool in companies supports networking and leads to better collaboration, enables effective and targeted information exchange sharing and dynamic knowledge transfer. 

Cloud solutions

Today, IT forms the backbone of every company. In order to drive technological progress and innovation faster, companies need to digitally transform themselves and learn the skills to adapt new technologies and use them to create value. The cloud is seen as a key factor for innovation and future economic success. 

ERP solutions

Resource planning for transport scheduling and handling, warehousing and transport chain management, as well as railway-specific functions such as time interval planning and transshipment management. The networking of IT systems plays a key role here, which we implement and optimise together as partners.

 

Scalable software according to your needs

Agile software development makes it possible to react more flexibly to changes in the market by iteratively - i.e. step by step - developing software in "sprints" and in close collaboration between business and IT. Moving to the cloud is another component of this technical flexibility, which also reduces IT costs. For example, test environments can be booted up and shut down at the touch of a button (pay-per-use).

Together we solve the logistics and transport challenges of the present and the future. 

Let's talk about the next innovation in transport digitalisation.