Schmitz Cargobull is a market leader in commercial vehicle construction, and has been producing semitrailers and trailers and superstructures for trucks for more than 125 years.
In 2017, Schmitz Cargobull implemented ASTRAS and the following is a project overview from Andreas Groll, Manager Purchasing Chassis:
Schmitz Cargobull Manager Purchasing Chassis
“In an extensive selection process, the requirements were determined by Schmitz Cargobull, and several market participants were examined in a tender. The software solution had to be convincing in four selected core areas: Strategy, Processes, IT and Costs.
In detail, the software solution needed to offer the following added value:
In the final elimination process, Allocation Network prevailed against their competitors with the following points:
The worldwide go-live was done four months after the original kickoff. Since then, potential suppliers have been able to apply via the homepage of Schmitz Cargobull as a supplier and have receive inquiries in digital form.
One key component for the rapid introduction of ASTRAS was the open communication with the suppliers. A joint commitment to the future strategic cooperation and the importance of the supplier platform for Schmitz Cargobull allowed a rapid on-boarding of the suppliers during the project phase.
Schmitz Cargobull is thinking about letting the supplier maintain quality data in the future. This would move the data from an obligation to a seek and would, therefore, be permanently visible to both partners. ASTRAS already offers this possibility via its collaboration functionality.”