Press Release

05. July 2018

Arvato Systems Receives Digital Leader Award 2018

Arvato Systems_Corporate_DLA 2018

The ‘Arvato Smart Logistics Platform’ digitalization project wins over jury

  • Digital trailblazer secures prestigious prize
  • Arvato Systems selected as winner in the ‘Create Impact’ category
  • The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform supports efforts to close digitalization gaps in the supply chain

(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh, Germany – Computerwoche, ChannelPartner, and CIO-Magazin, together with Dimension Data, put a call out for companies of different sizes and in different sectors to apply for the Digital Leader Award 2018. The organizers showcased Germany’s digital trailblazers for the third time in a row with this award, and provided a broad platform for the topic of leadership in the digital age.

The team led by Bernd Jaschinski-Schürmann, Head of Supply Chain Management & Digitalization at Arvato Systems, qualified as a finalist in one of the seven categories (‘Create Impact’) with the Arvato Smart Logistics Platform (ASLP). The seventeen-member jury honored integrated digitalization projects that contribute to transforming organizational structures and processes of the applicant or its clients in this category. The team received the much-coveted award at a gala in Bolle-Festsäle banquet hall in Berlin on 28 June.

“We feel very honored that our platform has become singled out as one of the best digitalization projects in Germany. The digitalization of existing processes in the logistics sector presents many challenges. That’s why we’re all the more thrilled that the logistics sector, which is still rather analog-based, can be made that little bit more digital and efficient with our Arvato Smart Logistics Platform,” says Bernd Jaschinski-Schürmann.

“Supporting the digital transformation of our clients with innovative IT solutions is a key task for Arvato Systems. The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform is further proof that we’re on the right track,” beams Marcus Metzner, Chief Marketing Officer at Arvato Systems.

The Arvato Smart Logistics Platform is a digital cloud-based modular system that can be used to either carry out individual logistics processes via apps while on the go, which means you can go paperless, or even interconnect cross-company product flows such as those related to container management. This significantly improves efficiency and reduces processing times and error rates in processes. In seeking to achieve end-to-end digitalization of all business processes, the ASLP uses standard interfaces to enterprise resource planning/warehouse management systems, a control center based on real data, flexible processes and configuration options, a user interface, and administration functions to avoid stand-alone solutions. These can be used to orchestrate internal and company-wide logistics processes, as well as to execute them in a mobile fashion via smart wearables such as smartwatches.

You can find more information on the Arvato Smart Logistics Platform at

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Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 2,600 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.

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