Gebrüder Weiss Moves Goods and Information Faster with Adobe

by Stephanie Krausse

posted on 04-02-2019

Gebrüder Weiss understands the faster information flows, the faster it can move goods from point A to point B. It should know—it’s been in the transport and logistics business for 500 years.

The company has come a long way from its beginnings carrying cargo across the Alps on horseback. These days, Gebrüder Weiss does about €1.55 billion in sales and employs 7,000 people in 150 locations. And it’s a big believer in using digital technologies to create efficiencies along the supply chain.

One important way Gebrüder Weiss is moving information across the business faster is through digital documents. The company has used Adobe Acrobat Pro DC since 2001, recognizing the potential for operational efficiency early on.

Stephan Jöhnk of the IT Service Desk Team at Gebrüder Weiss says, “Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is one of the most underrated tools available. It allows us to use almost no paper in our daily operations.”

That means contracts, bills of landing, delivery notes, invoices, and other crucial documents are available anytime, anywhere—accessible within seconds, even as goods and employees circle the globe. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is a great foundation for other digital workflows as well, such as paperless order picking and an internet portal that allows customers to request pricing and track shipments.

With so much to gain through greater speed and efficiency, expect to see Gebrüder Weiss continue to innovate as it drives digital transformation in its daily operations.

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Topics: Future of Work, Digital Transformation

Products: Acrobat, Document Cloud