The Volkswagen Group uses AEB software to manage transport and shipping of over 1.7 million consignments around the world each year.
Powerful IT solutions are an absolute must for a corporation of the magnitude of Volkswagen, which not only ships some 10 million vehicles to customers each year but also manages countless other consignments. That’s why VW’s system environment includes transport management software from AEB, deployed at 37 locations across Europe and serving some 6,000 users.
The Volkswagen Group uses the AEB solution to manage shipments of various non-mass-produced items such as body-in-white components, prototype parts, trade show booths, recycling materials, and promotional articles. Last year, the system’s largely automated workflows handled more than 1.7 million consignments by ocean freight, truck, railcar, parcel services, and air freight.
The solution generates all the necessary paperwork for transport, including waybills and hazardous goods documentation. It also ensures a high level of compliance by screening all consignee addresses against global sanctions lists – a feature that is especially important when shipping non-mass-produced materials to unfamiliar destinations.
VW even uses the shipping data to invoice carriers, greatly reducing its administrative overhead. The shipping software supports the invoicing process by feeding the necessary delivery note and consignment data to the in-house billing system.
The AEB software is seamlessly integrated into Volkswagen’s IT system environment, offering a broad range of features and the capacity for intercommunication with other systems. It supports various standard formats and allows for easy data import. It includes all relevant documents for exports and hazardous goods, and can handle other tasks such as generating hazardous goods annual reports and Intrastat reports. The system runs in the data center in Wolfsburg and is continuously improved and developed in collaboration with AEB.
VW continues to roll out the AEB software to other plants in Europe and other parts of the company’s operations. The integration of the new VW employee webshop – a platform with 115,000 registered workers – is just one example of this ongoing trend. The website allows VW employees to browse some 4,500 articles, including model cars, jackets, ballpoint pens, and bicycles. Orders are shipped with the help of the shipping and transport software of AEB.
The VW Group is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers and includes numerous well-known brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Skoda. With its innovative technologies and environmentally friendly drives, the group sets standards in the automotive industry.
Employees: 200,000 worldwide
Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
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