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From Tool to Innovation Engine: AXIT Paper describes Dawning of a New Age for IT in Logistics

03-27-2015 06:57 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Axit AG

Yesterday an instrument of data and information processing, today a pioneer of process innovations: The role of IT has changed rapidly. It has become a key factor for successful management of challenges in logistics. AXIT’s new strategy paper describes the requirements for a new IT generation in delivery chain management.

“More and more logistics companies neither can nor want to afford costly and complex IT projects anymore”, says Frauke Heistermann, member of management with the Frankenthal-based IT company AXIT. The dynamics with which market situations change demands mainly one thing from logistics companies: an extremely high degree of adaptability.

The new IT generation’s characteristic is its extremely high degree of flexibility: In a world which is constantly on the move the IT solution must be able to be adapted without restrictions, as today’s decisions may look different again tomorrow. Modern IT must allow for agility that ensures maximum freedom of action at lean budgets.

The simplicity of access to offers from the new IT generation can be compared to an IT supermarket: “Here the customers no longer buy costly individual programming but rather IT tools which they can use to assemble fully developed modules for the management of logistical processes as easily as Lego bricks. This releases an enormous innovative capacity.”

With regards to contents the basis of this paper is experience which AXIT has gained over the span of more than 15 years from implementing more than 2,500 cloud-based logistics projects on delivery chain management.

The AXIT strategy paper “Modern IT” can be requested free of charge at www.axit.de/en/modern-it.

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 2,000 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
www.axit.de

Christian Wendt
Phone +49 6233 / 45943 - 119
Fax +49 6233 / 45943 - 919
E-mail christian.wendt@axit.de

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