August 23, 2023

Unleashing Vehicle Tracking Efficiency: Schmitz Cargobull's Cloud Revolution

Author:

Tim Yocum

🚚 Discover how Schmitz Cargobull AG transformed vehicle tracking with a cloud-based "data lake" powered by Microsoft Azure and Azure DevOps. Learn how efficiency and customer experience reached new heights. #CloudTransformation #Azure #CustomerExperience

Key Takeaways

Discover how Schmitz Cargobull AG revolutionized vehicle tracking by creating a cloud-based "data lake" with Microsoft Azure and Azure DevOps. Learn how turnkey modules reduced costs, improved efficiency, and enhanced customer experience.

In the fast-paced world of logistics, real-time vehicle tracking is more than just a convenience—it's a necessity. Schmitz Cargobull AG, Europe's leader in refrigerated vehicle manufacturing, recognized this need and embarked on a journey to revolutionize their vehicle tracking systems.

Efficiency at Its Core: Creating a Cloud-Based Data Lake

The challenge for Schmitz Cargobull AG was to centralize data from multiple databases into one accessible location. The solution? A cloud-based "data lake" powered by Microsoft Azure, which would serve as a centralized hub for tracking vehicle locations and conditions. Azure's scalability and flexibility were essential for accommodating the vast amounts of data generated by the fleet of vehicles.

Azure DevOps: Accelerating Time to Market

With the support of Azure DevOps, Schmitz Cargobull AG seamlessly orchestrated their cloud transformation. Azure DevOps provided the tools and processes necessary to streamline development, testing, and deployment. Turnkey modules offered by Azure significantly reduced the time to market, enabling the company to swiftly offer an enhanced tracking experience to its customers.

Enhancing Customer Experience and Efficiency

Thanks to the cloud-based data lake and Azure-powered solutions, Schmitz Cargobull AG's customers gained a competitive advantage. They now have access to a user-friendly portal where they can monitor the location and condition of each vehicle in real time, regardless of the source of the data. This centralized solution eliminated the complexities of accessing data from various databases, resulting in an enhanced customer experience and improved operational efficiency.

Transform Your Business with Azure Solutions

At Yocum Technology Group, we're passionate about driving digital transformations that elevate your business. The Schmitz Cargobull AG success story is a testament to the power of Microsoft Azure and Azure DevOps in revolutionizing operations, enhancing customer experiences, and driving efficiency.

Tim Yocum

About the author

As a software architect with over two decades of experience, I specialize in web development (MVC, Angular, React, Blazor), Azure development and migrations, and mobile development (Flutter). My extensive background includes roles as a custom development consultant, database and data warehouse designer. Actively involved in the Microsoft user community, I coordinate the Mid Atlantic and Lehigh Valley Azure user groups. I frequently present at regional user groups and webcasts, and, as a U.S. Navy veteran, I am keen on connecting with fellow veterans on LinkedIn.

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