DB Schenker Logistics

Business Overview

Part of the DB Schenker global network with over 2,000 locations on all major continents in 130 countries, DB Schenker Logistics is one of the world’s largest providers of freight forwarding and logistics services and employs over 90,000 worldwide.

Business Challenges

  • Needed low-cost warehouse management solution to support multiple verticals and value-added services
  • Required simple warehouse processes for rapid rollouts in a global landscape of several hundred warehouses
  • Cumbersome onboarding of new customers and lack of scalability to accommodate new business
  • Multiple languages requirement and localization features across countries in day-to-day operations – handling unit, units of measure, currency, date formats, and more

Results with Softeon

  • Improved speed of onboarding with configuration wizard and other tools
  • Improved warehouse and logistics efficiencies
  • On-demand solution with rapid ability to scale and lower IT costs
  • Increased market responsiveness and ability to quickly onboard new 3PL customers
  • Support for multiple languages with minimal training

Softeon Solutions Utilized by DB Schenker Logistics

  • Softeon Warehouse Management System (WMS)


“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