Infor and DB Schenker partner to deliver complete supply chain solution

Infor has entered into an exclusive partnership with DB Schenker, a leader in supply chain management and logistics solutions. The agreement will see DB Schenker’s Logistics Service Provider (LSP) business leverage Infor Nexus technology to deliver a comprehensive supply chain solution to customers.

This partnership builds on an established relationship between Infor and DB Schenker, which has already seen the logistics giant become the first third-party logistics organisation to deploy Infor Nexus Control Centre 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.

Organisations will benefit from a unique digital supply chain management solution that provides both 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.

Joerg Jung, executive vice president and general manager international at Infor, said: “Deploying the full range of Infor Nexus technology will deliver huge value to DB Schenker customers. This will help optimise lead times, reduce costs, and improve responses to sudden external influences. Our predictive analytics combined with 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.”

Joachim Schaut, vice president of global intercontinental supply chain solutions at DB Schenker, added: “With this full access, we now offer a full range of operational capabilities and a true end-to-end solution. In advancing the connection between digitalisation and physical elements of the supply chain, we offer a unique set of supply chain management skills to the marketplace.”