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CASE STUDY: SCHMITZ CARGOBULL

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.

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In 2017, Schmitz Cargobull implemented ASTRAS and the following is a project overview from Andreas Groll, Manager Purchasing Chassis:

Andreas Groll Schmitz Cargobull

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Andreas Groll

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:

  1. 1
    Reduction of manual and administrative processing costs
  2. 2
    Reduction of process costs
  3. 3
    Creating open spaces for strategic tasks
  4. 4
    Secure data exchange and standardized process processing
  5. 5
    Integration of existing IT systems

In the final elimination process, Allocation Network prevailed against their competitors with the following points:

  1. 1
    Seamless integration into our existing SAP system
  2. 2
    Future viability of the software
  3. 3
    High user-friendliness
  4. 4
    High solution competence of the provider

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.”

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Benefit From:

  • Lowering process costs by up to 80%
  • More effective sourcing events
  • Shortened cycle time to part qualification
  • Strong compliance
  • Increased supplier collaboration
  • Reduced supplier and part risk
  • Complete visibility, across functions
  • Assurance that your processes and best practices are followed every time
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