Sunday 19th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Digitalisation key to ensuring Germany maintains global logistics dominance

If Germany hopes to maintain its dominant role in the global logistics marketplace, it must be willing to invest more heavily in digital transformation, according to experts at a forum organised by Siemens Digital Logistics.

“We need to increase the investments in implementing digital solutions. Digital transformation is not cheap, it doesn’t happen on its own, and it can’t be done half-heartedly,” warned Frauke Heistermann, a digital expert on the board of the German Logistics Association.

Planning, collaboration, and transparency in global supply chains must be brought together into a software solution that enables end-to-end visibility, said Uwe Schumacher of Siemens Digital Logistics, who argued that by 2030 the supply chain will need to become “digitelligent” – capable of using digital technology for smart planning based on real-time processes.

 

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