IBM Makes Further Strides into Transport and Logistics

In addition to its IT expertise, IBM has enhanced its global consulting capabilities through the knowledge to be gained from Maersk Data, which had been part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the world’s largest container shipping companies.

IBM will now expand its offerings to greater serve the market with more sophisticated inventory planning and warehouse management solutions that will incorporate and take advantage of real time data.

In addition to expertise and consulting capability in the public sector, healthcare and food and agriculture, Maersk Data has developed great knowledge in transportation and logistics. Beside its strength in Europe, Maersk Data has built presence in Asia-Pacific and the U.S.

Established in a merger of IT operations of Danske Bank and Maersk Data, Dmdata provides services and management in IT to its clients as well as network operations in financial services, transportation, retail and the public sector

IBM will be setting up a Global Transport and Logistics Competence Center to combines its existing expertise with that of its new acquisitions. In making its announcements, IBM notes that, “The center will operate as a virtual community harnessing the specialist skills and talents of consultants around the world to address specific client problems in more than 160 countries.”

A.P. Moller-Maersk has just signed off on a new contract with IBM for management consulting, application development and management services, in addition to IT infrastructure services across all of its platforms.

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