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Automotive Supplier Mubea bundles Transports worldwide via AX4

10-02-2014 07:14 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Axit AG

Automotive Supplier Mubea bundles Transports worldwide via AX4

The automotive supplier Mubea (Muhr und Bender KG) has succeeded in clearly increasing flexibility, service quality and reliability through modern information management.

Along with the claim for permanent optimization of logistical processes Mubea has dealt with the topic how processes need to be designed in the future in order to combine flexibility, delivery quality and optimal freight costs. In the scope of the project “Transportdesk” solutions have been worked out to ensure continuous handling, to lift cross-company potential along the supply chain and thus to use a professional organization to manage the growing complexity of global delivery chains.

From Mubea’s point of view the future optimization approaches were to be looked for beyond mere price negotiations. An essential point to leverage was in increasing productivity due to a flow of information which was adequate in assigning transports and thus continuous.

From a number of different solution approaches Mubea developed the “Transportdesk”. Here AXIT AG’s logistics platform AX4 for management of transport-relevant information is used. The cloud-based solution enables web-based shipment entry and creates the prerequisites for a harmonized and global standard process for collaboration with involved partners across locations. Reduced complexity goes along with increased agility with respect to changing conditions.

For all Mubea locations transport requests are handled through a harmonized entry screen which is part of the IT platform AX4. All relevant information for the operative transport handling including parameters for final billing of the service rendered run through the logistics platform. The “Transportdesk” checks the orders, combines them, if applicable, and transmits them to the forwarder – including the applicable freight rate. Based on proof of the service rendered the “Transportdesk” generates the credit note to the service providers. In return, Mubea receives a pre-assigned collective invoice which is an essential relief in the administrative processes.

Additionally, AX4 saves all shipment data in a data pool and thus offers a solid basis of data for processing and monitoring of suitable target values and subsequently creates an essential prerequisite for the continuous improvement process.

The pilot phase of AX4 has already been successfully completed in the factories in Attendorn and Weissensee and is being rolled out further to the European factories. For the year 2015 the adaptation and enhancement of the application is scheduled for the regions Asia and America.

The Mubea group of companies is the world market leader with respect to development and manufacturing of complex automobile components which lead to weight reduction in vehicles and contribute to improved environmental protection due to reduced CO2 emissions. Mubea is globally active with a staff of 10,000 in 28 production, development and sales locations.

AXIT is a specialist for cloud-based IT solutions for the management of cross-company logistics processes. With AX4 the company runs the industry’s leading logistics platform used by more than 150,000 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 130. Many well-known companies can be found among the customers, including BASF, Audi, Ford, Deutz, dm Drogeriemarkt, Schmitz Cargobull, Wöhrl, BAT from industry and retail sector as well as more than 400 carriers and logistic service providers as DB Schenker, DHL, Panalpina, Rhenus, CargoLine and GO!.

True to the motto “Supply Chain Management at the Push of a Button” more than one million shipment data is exchanged via the cloud-based logistics platform AX4 every day. Thus AX4 is one of the leading logistics platforms for the management of cross-company logistics processes. With flexible, consistent workflows AX4 informationally maps the physical flow of goods and has already been awarded several innovation awards. AX4 Open allows to flexibly adapted AX4 solutions to the customer’s ideas. According to the motto “Do IT Yourself” customers can create and manage their individual AX4 solution with this innovative tool. The advantages are obvious: Independently from the provider adaptations can be done at any time or best practice solutions can be multiplied at the push of a button.

AXIT AG connecting logistics
Nachtweideweg 1-7
D - 67227 Frankenthal

Christian Wendt
Phone +49 6233 / 45943 - 119
Fax +49 6233 / 45943 - 919

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