Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

JDA powers warehouse management for Maersk

Steve Rogerson
October 1, 2019

Danish container logistics company AP Moeller-Maersk is extending its end-to-end services with Arizona-based JDA Software’s warehouse management systems. The move is part of Maersk’s focus on digital technologies that simplify its customers’ increasingly complex supply chains.
Maersk’s warehousing and distribution division provides its customers with an end-to-end delivery network and flexibility through a wide range of logistics services, in strategically located warehouses, as well as the processes and systems for cost effective distribution networks.
The addition of JDA’s cloud-based offering will expand the range and flexibility of Maersk’s delivery services. JDA’s warehouse management system should help Maersk customers improve warehousing processes and efficiency while lowering inventory costs. It could also help Maersk customers balance the imperative of on-time delivery with the need for cost-effective distribution.
“Digital is no longer just a buzzword, today it is unlocking tremendous value for our logistics and warehouse customers in terms of simplification and better performance,” said Henning Goldman, head of warehousing and distribution for Maersk. “JDA’s deep expertise and leading innovation are already creating competitive advantages for its customers. The addition of these exciting solutions to our portfolio is going to help Maersk continue offering our customers truly unique, end-to-end solutions.”
Getting inventory to the right location and at the right time today often depends on networks with multiple suppliers and carriers. Digital technology can provide visibility throughout the supply chain to improve on-time performance, for example coordinating the schedules of several carriers to adapt to real-world disruptions such as adverse weather. They can also simplify complex transactions between different players and sites with very different operating conditions.
“Maersk is continuing to lead the industry’s digital transformation,” said Johan Reventberg, president in Emea for JDA. “Deploying JDA warehouse management, a SaaS (software-as-a-service) based model, in the cloud will unlock complete, end-to-end visibility so Maersk can easily manage complex warehouse operations across myriad customer environments.”
Maersk will initially deploy JDA warehouse management in Europe (Gothenburg) and the USA (Newark and Santa Fe) later this year and will use these sites to build the template for the global rollout across Maersk warehouse facilities.
Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. It operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people.