Streamlining Supply Chain Analysis

Schneider National uses Informatica solution to integrate, analyze transportation data

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Redwood City, CA  September 19, 2002  Schneider National has implemented a data integration platform from Informatica to integrate and analyze critical transportation and operations data from numerous disparate systems, resulting in improved staff productivity, reduced costs, improved supply chain performance and increased competitive advantage, according to an announcement this week from the solution provider.

Schneider National is a provider of premium truckload and intermodal transportation solutions, as well as an international provider of supply chain execution services and technology. Informatica is a provider of business analytics software.

Schneider uses the Informatica platform to help integrate and analyze data from eight disparate systems spread across several business units. The resulting centralized data warehouse allows hundreds of Schneider employees, customers and partners to analyze financial data, carrier maintenance and equipment schedules, and claims and carrier performance.

"The Informatica data integration platform is a key element of our data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives, greatly enhancing Schneider National's ability to leverage supply chain data to reduce costs and improve customer service," said Steve Matheys, CIO at Schneider. "Leveraging Informatica, we have been able to uncover huge savings by more accurately tracking and procuring customer payments."

Since the initial implementation of its data warehouse built upon Informatica in 1999, Schneider says it has improved its operational efficiency by gaining insight into such business processes as equipment servicing, customer claims, risk management and loss prevention.

In addition to using the Informatica data integration platform to build a supply chain analytics solution for its parent company, Schneider Logistics has also built its own data warehouse based upon Informatica software that it uses to increase customer effectiveness.