Since 2018, Schmitz Cargobull has been equipping all semi-trailers and curtainsiders with telematics as standard under the motto 100% SMART. With the availability of trailer telematics data, Schmitz Cargobull is continuing to drive forward the digital transformation of the industry and creating a broad basis for the optimal control of a networked and integrated logistics chain for greater efficiency and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
“We see our partnership with Transporeon as another step forward in controlled transparency in logistics,” says Marnix Lannoije, Head of Product Line Digital Services at Schmitz Cargobull. “With the Data Management Center, freight forwarders have full ownership over their data and can pass on selected data to third parties in a targeted and deliberate manner.” By intelligently linking information on the vehicle, journey and commission more than just position and temperature data can be selected, processed and transferred to third-party systems at the push of a button in the future. Lannoije adds: “The TrailerConnect® Data Management Center stands for connectivity and transparency. This benefits everyone involved along the supply chain.”
Another benefit for customers is that partnerships with technology providers such as Transporeon reduce administrative efforts and costs. “Logistics service providers in particular, who lack resources in the area of IT, benefit from the simplicity of the Data Management Center,” adds Lannoije.
The connection of real-time visibility systems to the TrailerConnect® Data Management Center is an important step. Schmitz Cargobull is planning further strategic partnerships to provide new digital services.