Deutsche Bahn runs AX4: new IT timetable for plants throughout Germany
DB Heavy Maintenance supports all Deutsche Bahn maintenance plants in Germany through a single centralized IT solution. The logistics IT platform AX4 is used to manage all the material transports for maintenance of the trains. This strategy not only helps Deutsche Bahn save a lot of money in supplying its plants, it’s also more environmentally friendly: Partial loads that were previously transported separately are now consolidated into fewer shipments using the cloud-based IT platform’s smart logic.
„AX4 lets us standardize the flow of shipment management data among our maintenance plants – and provide transparency.”
Dennis Handt, Manager Warehousing and Logistics, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung
- AX4 brings transparency to the “travel time” of inbound and outbound material shipments.
- Today the centers know exactly when, for example, which spare parts are due to arrive at their premises.
- Smart transport consolidation will help the company significantly reduce its carbon footprint in the years to come.