Merchandise Management System On the Move
Lidl is aiming to use its own container ships to steer away from transport difficulties in global trade. At Schwarz IT, we had to implement a totally new merchandise management system tailored to “shipping”.
Prices for maritime cargo transport have been on the rise for some time now. The effects of the pandemic, increased energy costs and supply bottlenecks mean that the cost of transporting goods by sea has gone through the roof. That is why Schwarz Group decided to ditch the dependencies by buying container ships to reduce costs and steer away from transport difficulties in global trade. The previous merchandise management systems within the Group were unable to meet the specific demands of the shipping industry. Therefore, a new system had to be selected, constructed and set up in short order.
In an international project, with an interdisciplinary, globally-operating team, we worked to select an ERP system specifically for shipping and to license this system and then implement and provide it as SaaS (software as a service); and all at very short call! The result of all our work was the construction of a software solution for a completely new field of business for Schwarz Group.
At a glance
Licensing, configuration and implementation of an SaaS (software as a service) set-up
Construction of completely new systems for merchandise management, loading plans, shipping reporting
Conclusion of contracts incl. data privacy, data security, support agreement
Cooperation with international teams
Selection of shipping software