Jack Wolfskin integrated a forwarder booking API into the cloud-based SCM software OSCA from Setlog, a German provider of customized supply chain management (SCM) solutions, into its transportation process earlier this year. The brand’s suppliers have since been able to transfer new transport bookings via the interface directly into the booking system of a globally active forwarder based in the USA. The shipping and consignment information is then imported into OSCA via an interface from the logistics service provider’s transport management system and thus centrally visible for Jack Wolfskin. In addition, documents are also directly submitted via the interface. Employees of the freight forwarder no longer have to manually summarize bookings from international suppliers and enter the data in OSCA’s shipment mask.
Sabine Engelmann, senior manager IT PLM Solutions & P2P Consulting at Jack Wolfskin, sees great advantages in the use of the new solution: “Thanks to the interface, the processes for the logistics service provider become simpler and faster, and at the same time our supply chain becomes more transparent. Our goal when introducing OSCA was to break down data silos and reduce email messages, excel lists as well as telephone calls.” Jack Wolfskin introduced the OSCA SCM at its Chinese subsidiary back in November 2016. Germany followed six months later. The mentioned U.S.-based logistics service provider has long been working for Callaway Golf, which acquired Jack Wolfskin in 2019.
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