Frauke Heistermann will be the new Chief Digitalization Officer (CDO) at Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH (SPPAL). Digitalization will sustainably change the economy, and it is progressing faster than any other industrial revolution in the past. The creation of this new strategic position highlights the importance of digitalization for the future of SPPAL.
Important responsibilities of the CDO include defining the strategic digitalization markets of the future and developing solutions and services for these markets.
Frauke Heistermann, who holds a degree in business management with a focus on logistics, co-founded the former AXIT AG. In the meantime, the company has become a subsidiary of SPPAL and has been renamed AXIT GmbH. Frauke Heistermann is an honorary member of the managing board of the German Logistics Association (BVL) and has authored various publications. She brings with her more than 20 years of professional experience in logistics, supply chain management, IT and digitalization. Frauke Heistermann will continue as a member of the AXIT management board.
AXIT – connecting logistics
AXIT is a specialist for cloud-based IT solutions for the management of supply chains. With AX4 the company founded in 1999 runs the industry’s leading logistics platform used by more than 200,000 users from trade and industry as well as at logistics providers for management of their supply chain.
AXIT has a well-established corporate customer base, including industry leaders such as BASF, Kuraray, Audi, Ford, Siemens, dm-drogerie markt, Obi, British American Tobacco from industry and retail sector as well as more than 2,000 carriers and logistic service providers such as DHL, DB Schenker, Panalpina, Rhenus, Arcese, CargoLine and GO!.
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH (SPPAL) is the owner of AXIT and a leading provider of innovative products and solutions in mail and parcel logistics and automation as well as in airport logistics with baggage and cargo handling. Software solutions and customer services along the whole product life cycle complete the portfolio. The company has an installed base in more than 60 countries worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com/logistics.
AX4 – the digital supply chain
The cloud based logistics platform AX4 reduces complexity. It facilitates processes and allows for their digitalization along the supply chain and enables collaboration between the participants. Thus AX4 realizes smooth and reliable processes as well as continuous transparency. With more than one million shipment transactions every day AX4 is one of the most-widely used logistics platform for the management of cross-company logistics processes.
AX4 Open – Supply Chain Management at the push of a button
AX4 Open is the configuration tool for a flexible and agile set up and adaption of AX4 solutions. According to the motto “Do IT Yourself” customers can create and manage their individual AX4 solution with this innovative tool. The advantages are obvious: Independently from the provider adaptations can be done at any time or best practice solutions can be multiplied at the push of a button.