DB Schenker Ensures Better Process Integration, Realizes Cost and Time Savings through scintilla*

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The Situation

DB Schenker, the transport and logistics unit of Deutsche Bahn, is one of the world’s leading logistics providers in European land transport, air and ocean freight as well as contract logistics. 


DB Schenker Logistics had implemented many custom, self-contained IT applications, each with unique functionalities using application-specific data formats and message types. Due to the heterogeneous nature of this IT landscape, real-time integration of applications is a challenging task.


The Solution

Capgemini supported DB Schenker Logistics to build a custom integration platform called scintilla* (Schenker Interoperability and Integration Layer for Logistics Applications), an enterprise service bus solution based on the Oracle Service Bus (OSB), which was customized to serve DB Schenker’s needs. 

scintilla* offers smooth data exchange between DB Schenker´s customers systems, the business processes and the DB Schenker Logistics IT. Based on open standards, scintilla* is a high performance IT architecture that enables seamless process integration.


The Result

scintilla* enables DB Schenker to implement complex business processes more easily across various applications and services and also reduces dependencies between systems. DB Schenker expects high cost savings due to increased reusability of common services and reduced effort in integrating applications. 

How We Worked Together

Capgemini was selected to support the development of scintilla* because of the long history with DB Schenker, the strong architectural background and in-depth knowledge of various operational IT systems of the DB Schenker application landscape.