thyssenkrupp Steel Europe adds real-time visibility to key shipments

Industrial group aims to automate monitoring of time-critical outbound transports and better utilise resources in warehouses and group operational sites through tracking inbound transports in real-time

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is working with logistics tech company Sixfold through its live shipment sharing platform to get visibility over key shipments in transit and also across warehouses and operational sites. thyssenkrupp will then be able to track inbound transports to its European sites in real-time.

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is a joint customer of Sixfold and Transporeon, Europe's largest logistics network and used by 1,200 shippers in the manufacturing and retailing industries. Sixfold is the exclusive real-time visibility provider to the network giving real-time visibility on 50,000 shipments each day.

"With time-critical data on inbound logistics, we will further increase our productivity," says Jens Fiedler from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe's logistics department. "Sixfold with its intuitive logistics delivery platform can provide us with such intelligence."

Sixfold's CEO Wolfgang Wörner adds: "Systematic reporting and benchmarking with the help of ETAs helps the world's biggest companies to better manage their carriers and consequently reduce freight costs by 1-3%. Moreover, visibility helps companies like thyssenkrupp to become more "interesting" customers for carriers, as it helps to reduce wait-times, dwell-times, check-calls, and penalties. Thus, it's a win-win for shippers and carriers."

"thyssenkrupp Steel Europe and Transporeon have enjoyed a successful relationship for many years and this has been enhanced by adding the Sixfold platform for real-time visibility of shipments into the equation," adds Stephan Sieber, CEO of Transporeon. "Customer feedback confirms time and again that Sixfold is the true future of data distribution in the supply chain and we urge all users of the Transporeon network to get ahead and get their carriers onboard."

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