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DB Schenker unveils online platform at Multimodal

Steve Rogerson
April 28, 2015
 
Visitors to this week’s Multimodal freight transport and logistics exhibition in Birmingham, UK, are trying out DB Schenker Rail’s online platform that lets customers track goods on any device with a browser.
 
The portal, called TOIS G4, allows customers to access and manage any order that they place with DB Schenker. It is fully integrated with the Anubis order management system introduced by DB Schenker, and now brings this enhanced functionality to customers.This includes updated information about their order status, tracking and tracing, transport updates, container movement analysis, invoicing data, and customisable management reporting.
 
Attendees at Multimodal can try out the portal. It is designed for mobile use and is compatible with mobile systems including Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8. This makes it suitable for mobile applications such as uploading proof of delivery (PoD) in real time.
 
TOIS G4 can support hundreds of simultaneous users and multiple applications to cover all logistics processes including rail and road transport, distribution, intermodal terminals, automotive compounds, and warehouse management.The customer portal has been developed with the latest internet technologies, including radio-frequency applications and GPS cartography, to ensure full supply chain coverage. It supports multiple languages and is available throughout Europe
 
“The new DB Schenker online portal is a revolution in rail logistics and takes the customer experience to a whole new level,” said Steve Pryce, head of marketing at DB Schenker Rail. “The portal integrates rail fully into the supply chain and gives customers unprecedented transparency and control of their rail logistics activities. We look forward to seeing new and existing customers using the DB Schenker customer portal. This development is ground breaking for the UK intermodal market and we are proud to be showcasing it at Multimodal 2015.”