03/03/2021 - Dinges Logistics has selected INFORM’s Intermodal TOS in January to replace their existing system at their Grünstadt container terminal.
“When we set out to replace our existing system, we wanted to select a proven software vendor in the intermodal TOS market who will allow us to not only improve our transparency but also our efficiency,” commented Ingo Dinges, Owner of Dinges Logistics.
“We had a strong focus on covering all aspects of our service offering with a single software solution to improve transparency while also reducing service times and we see digitalization as a key element in achieving these outcomes.”
“As part of our selection process, we were able to see the impact of INFORM’s Intermodal TOS in live operations; INFORM’s solution was the clear leader after seeing the solution in place and speaking with the operations team at that terminal.” The modular software can be customized for any inland terminal. It optimizes the handling of loading units in real time, as well as the use of the equipment required for this purpose. In this way, it optimally exploits the full potential of existing resources and reduces the need for cost-intensive investments in new infrastructure.
INFORM is the market leader in AI and optimization software to facilitate improved decision making. Based in Aachen, Germany, the company has been in the optimization business for 50 years and serves a wide span of logistics industries including ports, maritime, and intermodal terminals with both add-on optimization modules as well as TOS solutions. “Our Intermodal TOS was developed over many years leveraging our knowledge of the container and intermodal industries combined with our optimization expertise,” commented Dr. Eva Savelsberg, SVP of INFORM’s Logistics division.
“When we engaged with INFORM throughout the selection process, we always had a clear vision that they were looking at the long-term impact of their solution on our terminal and they were understanding our needs very well; it was clear that it would be a partnership with INFORM, that we weren’t simply buying a piece of software,” added Timo Mayer, Site Manager and Project Leader at Dinges Logistics.
Dr. Savelsberg continued, “Dinges Logistics’ Grünstadt Terminal is our smallest Intermodal TOS deployment to date and it reflects the work that the team has done to make the solution scalable and nimble allowing any sized terminal to benefit from digitalization and optimization.”