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For plants to blossom sooner: Deutsche Saatveredelung AG simplifies European shipping

05-22-2013 06:30 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Axit AG

For plants to blossom sooner: Deutsche Saatveredelung AG

Bundling of transport orders to forwarders via one single interface / Automation of shipping processes through logistics IT platform AX4

Bright prospects for Germany´s plant-breeder, Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV): The company has clearly reduced shipping efforts with a new IT solution. Instead of handing out individual transport orders to a number of forwarders order data is now transmitted automatically to the various transport providers. The only interface here is the logistics IT platform AX4.

Within only two months DSV and AXIT AG, operator of the IT platform AX4, have established a central, cloud-based solution for the exchange of shipment and tracking data for the plant-breeder. Today, when a seeds shipment is dispatched the order with all shipment-related data is automatically transmitted to the respective forwarder via AX4.

„While in the past we had to manually process each order and pass it to every single forwarder one-on-one today the shipment data from our ERP system is going straight to the service providers´ forwarding programs“, reports Ferdinand Schnitker, operations manager of Deutsche Saatveredelung AG. „This saves us from a lot of administrative efforts and reduces sources of errors in data transmission.“

Also DSV´s forwarders like DHL or Schenker profit from the solution as they can import the shipping data without entering them anew. DSV also prints the necessary barcode labels which the logistics providers require for simplified handling and attaches them to the shipments.

The entire DSV group ships 45,000 tons of seeds annually with the sales focus spreading all over Europe.

About Deutsche Saatveredelung AG

Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV), with a staff of approx. 400, counts among the leading plant-breeding companies in Germany. Besides the headquarters in Lippstadt the company includes own stations for seed breeding and experimenting, numerous testing labs and a comprehensive, regionally spread out branch and consulting network with own processing plants, seeds warehouses and sales offices. Abroad DSV holds essential shares in well-known companies of the seeds industry. DSV Polska, DSV France, DSV United Kingdom and DSV Ukraina are own subsidiaries. After the takeover of Hunsballe Frø A/S, an important grass producer DSV has been the 100 per cent owner of Euro Grass and Euro Grass Breeding since 2012. Thus other subsidiaries in the Netherlands and in Denmark make part of the company.

About AXIT and AX4

AXIT AG is a specialist for cloud-based IT solutions for the management of cross-company logistics processes. With AX4 the company runs the industryís leading logistics platform used by more than 100,000 users from trade and industry as well as at logistics providers to control their supply chain. Founded in 1999, the AXIT AG meanwhile employs a staff of over 100. Many well-known companies can be found among the customers, including Schenker, DHL, Geodis, Panalpina, CargoLine as well as BASF, Audi, Deutz, Ford, dm drogerie-markt, BAT and OC….

True to the motto ÑSupply Chain Management at the Push of a Buttonì more than one million shipment data is exchanged via the cloud-based logistics platform AX4 every day. Thus AX4 is the most-used logistics platform for the management of cross-company logistics processes in Europe. With flexible, consistent workflows AX4 informationally maps the physical flow of goods and has already been awarded several innovation awards.

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