Siemens Digital Logistics is expanding its range of real-time services for cloud-based control tower solutions. The specialist for digitalizing logistics processes will cooperate with Shippeo, a global leader and European specialist in real-time transportation visibility.
The collaboration between the two companies gives Siemens Digital Logistics customers more options for calculating and visualizing estimated arrival times (ETA) and live status reporting for their shipments and deliveries. The combination of end-to-end solutions and real-time services provides all stakeholders with a more detailed view of the entire supply chain, enabling more accurate and reliable planning of downstream processes.
“Nowadays, waiting times or even breakdowns are unnecessary cost drivers, because they usually arise from a lack of transparency about transport and delivery status”, explains Dr. Christian Schmidt, CTO at Siemens Digital Logistics. “With Shippeo's real-time services, we can now provide another answer to the ever-growing need for accurate information.”
With a network of over 850 TMS, telematics, and IoT providers, Shippeo will deliver real-time information for road, sea, and rail in the future. Siemens Digital Logistics customers will therefore be able to track their shipments end-to-end, determine the exact positions of a shipment at any time, and secure their own service levels through predictive information.
Lucien Besse, COO of Shippeo calls real-time visibility an increasing “must-have” in supply chain management: “We are excited to be part of the Siemens ecosystem. The level of visibility our services provide gives many customers the ability to automate monitoring processes, dynamically plan resources, better utilize assets, and ultimately save costs.”