The transport and logistics industry, due to increasing globalization, is facing new challenges. Innovative solutions are needed to stay competitive. This especially affects the IT landscape, which is responsible for the smooth working of business processes in large companies. Consist Software Solutions offers solutions for the entire life cycle of your enterprise applications.
Logistics per se is an exhausting business. Anyone playing host to the world's largest container ships is moving at a very special level in international goods traffic. Core applications that have to be administered throughout the entire European container volume have to meet some especially tough requirements.
An application of this nature, which had previously been working on the basis of Natural and Adabas, had to be converted to Oracle in a massive migration project recently – and with just a six-month turnaround. At the same time, the logistics company entrusted Consist with bringing the underlying operating system up to a new version that was consistent throughout the enterprise.
Due to immense fluctuations in world-wide transport, commercial parts are constantly facing significant changes. However each change is an opportunity, as the Port of Lübeck has integrated the process management of mobile units into the self-developed Integrated Port Logistic Systems, providing benefits for all involved.
EUROGATE is Europe’s leading container terminal and logistics group. In order to avoid increased licensing and production costs, EUROGATE migrated its central application for container management at its Bremerhaven terminal location from the mainframe onto a Unix server. The migration costs for the container terminal and logistics group will amortize within one year.
MaK DATA SYSTEM has ported BLG LOGISTICS GROUP’s applications for automated container handling from the mainframe to Unix systems, with no noticeable changes for the user. In just a few months, a team from the Kiel IT migration specialist implemented the migration of SIRON reports in NATURAL in their own computer center, ported the databases, and migrated the applications themselves.