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IT in Logistics: from competitive to complementary

Within the market of (project) logistics, we can observe a movement with regard to underlying IT. We can see a shift from a complete ERP system to an approach consisting of ‘best-of-breed’ IT solutions for specific components of the logistic process.

The challenges of Best of Breed

This change results in a number of challenges. Besides integration with specialized solution suppliers, information sharing between (logistic) chain partners is also an important requirement.  Without integration and information sharing, gaps will arise amongst management of the complete supply chain. Continuously retyping information makes mistakes more likely. Delays can apply and information could not be available in time. Nevertheless, a lack of information causes a lack of insight, which makes it impossible to anticipate quickly and adequately.

The missing IT link in logistics

The answer to these challenges is a fully integrated solution which forms the connecting link between all internal and external applications and -partners. Our Star Flow solution integrates quickly with frequently used applications such as TMS, WMS and planning and back office systems. The solution has to offer specific functions for logistics management and has to provide the required freedom to be able to quickly and easily realize connections with new partners and applications.

Our approach

We perceive our role as information integrator as complementary rather than competitive. Our philosophy: maintain those things that you are satisfied about, and we will close your gaps by adding a layer over your current IT landscape. This is a sustainable approach with which you can protect your previous investments in supply chain management.

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References

Blokker supply chain fully transparent with help from Yellowstar

Over a period of six months, retail chain Blokker has completely restructured its supply chain from the Far East. Using Yellowstar’s Star Flow Supply Chain, every order is now fully transparent and controllable, from the factory in China to the warehouse in Geldermalsen. Read the case study.

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Customised is the new standard!

Would you refer to your company as ‘standard’? Surely not, right?  Then why do companies settle for a standard product for their IT? Opting for a standard IT product holds many limitations. Customisation on the other hand combines the best of both worlds: a standard basis with a demand-oriented IT solution.

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Supply Chain transparency via web portal at Vonk en Co

The logistics web portal gives the customers of logistics service provider Vonk & Co continuous and real-time insight in the flow of goods. Star Flow is a portal extension which can be connected easily to existing IT systems like TMS and WMS.

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