Boeing and Damco, part of the AP Moller – Maersk Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue the development of industrial and technological logistics tools for improving global supply chain management.
The two companies will explore opportunities to use the Boeing-developed Joint Logistics Command and Control Environment modelling and simulation tool to expand into commercial markets and incorporate Damco’s knowledge in supply chain management.
The JLC2E software is designed to allow defence customers to experiment and evaluate supply chain tactics, processes and technologies to support current and future defence missions.
Torbjorn Sjogren, vice president of Boeing International Support Systems, said: “We look forward to working with Damco and integrating their optimisation capabilities into our own experimentation environment.
“We will quickly seek out opportunities to deliver more effective outcomes within both defence and commercial supply chains, and we see a complementary combination of strengths between Boeing and Damco.”
Martin Thaysen, Damco chief commercial officer, added: “Leveraging the logistics capabilities of our two companies creates a powerful platform for mutual business opportunities and for developing optimal supply chain solutions for our customers.
“Damco is in the business of moving products, reducing costs and improving service levels. Working with Boeing’s supply chain experience and technology would allow us to develop new ways of reducing cost and freeing up cash for our customers – which is particularly important in these economically challenging times.”
* The AP Moller-Maersk Group merged its freight forwarding brand Maersk Logistics and its supply chain management business Damco, under the Damco on 7th September.
Rolf Habben-Jansen, chief executive of Damco said: “Under the new brand, our primary drivers remain our passion for working closely with our customers and our dedication to reliable, high-quality service delivery.
“Engaging with our customers to become and remain their preferred choice in the industry is at the centre of what we stand for as Damco.”
Martin Thaysen, chief commercial officer at Damco, added: “The new brand gives us a much stronger platform to present and deliver our full service portfolio. We have a strong global coverage, with particular strengths in emerging markets, and we deliver both single freight forwarding services or structure more advanced individual solutions for our customers, depending on their needs.”