Yellowstar ESB accelerates creation of EDI connections at Rabelink Logistics

Rabelink Logistics has implemented Yellowstar Solutions’ Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). The logistics service provider is now able to establish EDI connections with customers more quickly than before and is able to exchange data between its own WMS and TMS systems and that of its partners. ‘Potential time saving was the primary reason for taking this step, it unburdens the organisation’, says IT manager Tino Bömer.

Implementation of the Enterprise Service Bus allows for the accelerated creation of EDI connections with fellow logistics service providers and client forwarders. Bömer: ‘It used to take several weeks to make an EDI connection, now it is completed in no more than a few days. This is not only a huge time saver, but a service improvement as well. Plus we can establish most connections ourselves.’ With that last remark, Bömer refers to Rabelink Logistics’ continuous dependency on the assistance of the WMS and TMS supplier during the implementation period. ‘We had to submit a formal request for the development of an EDI connection and, on top of that, we were dependent on the capacity of this supplier.’

'The need for fast data exchange increased'

With the implementation of the ESB, a long cherished wish of Rabelink Logistics and its clients was fulfilled. ‘Recently, the pressure to be able to exchange data with partners quickly and simply was certainly building. Now that we have achieved this, we save costs on human data entry and this in turn means that exchanging the same data costs less time and money.’ And it improves quality. 

Rabelink Logistics started the implementation of the ESB with a pilot project. Several tests were developed together with customer and logistics service provider Fiege, in which Fiege sent XML messages to Rabelink Logistics’ BluJay system. These tests ran successfully. Bömer expects the entire organisation of Rabelink to profit from the rollout as of the beginning of 2015. ‘For example: the customer service department will notice fewer customers calls concerning ETA information.’  

rabelink

Yellowstar - always on the move

References

Logistics service provider Estron able to optimally plan all trailers with Star Flow Transport Planning

Through Star Flow Transport Planning Estron is able to optimally organise all daily trailer transports on a dynamic planning board and automatically book with the ferry company, whilst also being ready for Brexit obligations in the near future.

Read more →
Blog

Getting rid of the elephant in the room

A supply chain is a complex process that comprises many players and is difficult to organise without IT. Continuing to put your ERP system central for the organisation of your supply chain is a dead end. That elephant has to be removed from the room. Read the blog of Hans Ketterings (Yellowstar) and Hans Hulsinga (UC Group).

Read more →
News & Events

Yellowstar developing new operational systems for Rail Cargo Group from Austria

The Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has commissioned Yellowstar to develop a new Transport Management System and Terminal Operating System for controlling its international intermodal transport operations. This allows RCG to consolidate their system landscape and thus operate with far greater efficiency.

Read more →