Business Overview

  • One of the world’s largest providers of freight forwarding and logistics services
  • Part of the DB Schenker global network with over 2,000 locations on all major continents in 130 countries
  • Parent company DB Schenker also owns leading European freight rail network
  • Company employs over 90,000 worldwide


  • Needed low-cost warehouse management solution to support multiple verticals and value-added services
  • Scaleable solution and quick onboarding of new customers were mandatory
  • Required solution to support multiple languages across countries

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Business Objectives

  • Template-driven standard WMS that is configurable to support multiple verticals and value-added services
  • Small and simple warehouse processes, for rapid rollouts in their global landscape of several hundred warehouses
  • Required solution to support multiple languages across countries with localization features in their day-to-day operations – handling unit, units of measure, currency, date formats, etc.


  • “With the launch of this IT service, a WMS implementation has less time-to-market than the procurement of a scanner. For small and mid-size businesses with basic requirements, we are now able to configure the WMS in days to match our customer’s requirements. Additionally, DB Schenker Logistics and Softeon have agreed on an attractive commercial offer for this on-demand service to achieve the best possible value for our customers.”

    Michael Brandes, SVP Logistics Engineering, Corporate Contract Logistics/SCM
    DB Schenker Logistics


  • Softeon component-based, service-oriented architecture enabled configuration of the WMS to meet business objectives with additional components such as configuration wizard for rapid onboarding of clients
  • Cost-effective, competitive solution delivers warehouse and logistics efficiencies
  • Solution currently used in several sites across the EMEA region, with internal hosting at DB Schenker computing data center
  • On-demand WMS solution by location gives each branch rapid ability to scale and lowers IT costs
  • Increased market responsiveness and ability to quickly onboard new 3PL customers
  • Supports multiple languages with minimal training

Softeon Headquarters
11700 Plaza America Drive
Suite 910
Reston, VA, USA 20190
(703) 793-0005
(703) 793-1604
Softeon LATAM
Monte Rosa 255, Piso 4
Chacarilla, Surco Lima 33
+511 625 9941
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