The Berlin production site of Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG relies on the electronic interchange of logistics data. The producer of natural ingredients and intermediate products for the food industry is the ten thousandth user to benefit from the advantages of closely meshed logistics systems and has linked its transport and warehouse systems via an interface to Dachser’s EDI centre.
In complex logistics projects with several partners and different IT systems, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the formula for deeply integrated relations between consignor and logistics provider. Companies like Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG transmit their transport and warehouse data electronically to Dachser’s EDI centre, the company’s central communication platform. Here all data are converted, processed and forwarded, resulting in coordinated, transparent and for the most part paperless logistics processes.
“The automated processing saves costs and time and avoids errors,” explains Petra Bögle, head of the Business Integration department at Dachser. “The enhanced data quality benefits downstream systems, for example for invoicing or archiving.”
Dachser began integrating its customers’ IT systems via the EDI interface back in 1985. “In the past few years the switchover to the electronic format has gained considerable momentum,” Bögle adds. “In the past three years alone, the number of EDI users at Dachser has doubled. The total volume of exchanged messages has in the meantime reached 40 million a year.”