Strengthening connections between stakeholders
Gebrüder Weiss is by far the oldest transport and logistics company in Austria. Over the past 500 years, it has matured into a global player. While mounted messengers once carried cargo across the Alps, today Gebrüder Weiss connects the flow of goods across Europe, Asia and America by land, sea and air. The company’s 6,500 employees generate turnover of more than €1 billion through the company’s 150 global locations.
The key to the company’s success is a fast, reliable and efficient flow of information. For this reason, the transport and logistics service provider recognised opportunities for digitisation at an early stage and it has driven digital transformation at various levels of the business over the years. The company’s technological process is impressive, including use of depth cameras to automatically determine delivery volume or augmented reality to pick up orders at warehouses.
However, one of the biggest challenges for the company is not just collecting, but also sharing data to strengthen connections between all stakeholders along the supply chain. Gebrüder Weiss increasingly relies on paperless business processes for consistent, error-free information logistics. This allows all stakeholders to access required information through the Internet and intranet.
Today, digitised documents act as a kind of digital messenger that shares information along the supply chain. Therefore, it is important that Gebrüder Weiss implement a uniform document standard for documents that can be displayed on all devices. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and PDF files are indispensable components of the digitisation strategy at Gebrüder Weiss.
An indispensable standard for digital operations
Since 2001, Gebrüder Weiss has worked with Adobe Acrobat as it transitioned into the digital age. Currently, the company is licensing the solution through an Adobe Enterprise Term Licence Agreement (ETLA), which helps ensure both flexibility and planning predictability.
“Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is the best document tool for us because it meets all of our day-to-day operational needs,” says Artur Kalb, Head of IT Services Infrastructure at Gebrüder Weiss.
From the effective security features, which can prevent people from changing contracts, to the intuitive editing features that allow people to extract, merge or edit PDF files when appropriate, Adobe Acrobat is a constant in daily operations for Gebrüder Weiss.