Bosch and Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaboratively work on an AWS-powered platform to offer logistics companies and freight forwarders across the globe quick and easy access to digital services.
Under this strategic collaboration, they will offer support for topics ranging from capacity utilization of commercial vehicle fleets to monitoring goods flows to order processing – all from a single source.
Bosch will develop and operate the logistics platform, the core of which is a marketplace for digital services, and AWS will contribute its comprehensive cloud offering and expertise.
The platform will facilitate smooth interaction between a variety of services and data, enabling transportation and logistics companies to benefit much more from the opportunities of digitalization without having to set up their resource- and cost-intensive IT projects.
The companies have plans to present a preliminary version of the logistics platform at Hannover Messe, with the launch for Europe, India, and the U.S. set for late 2022.
The transportation and logistics industry is the backbone of the global economy. In the years ahead, it will have to shoulder continuously increasing transport volumes for goods and commodities while simultaneously reducing its carbon footprint. In collaboration with AWS, we want to help the logistics industry with this.“Sandeep Nelamangala, Executive Director, Bosch Limited
“Developing hyperconnected transportation functions is one of the most complex technical challenges of our time. That’s why we are working with Bosch to master these unique challenges,”Kathrin Renz, Vice President, Business Development and Industries, AWS.
Booming for years, the transportation and logistics industry saw another boost during the pandemic with the sharp increase in online orders and parcel deliveries. Global goods transport is expected to grow by more than 40 percent by 2030, and by 2050 this figure is even expected to exceed 145 percent.
This platform will create an entire ecosystem and a software environment for freight carriers and forwarders to select, book, and execute different providers’ services to meet their specific needs.
The platform will further allow easy integration of applications that are already relevant to the market, for instance, in transportation management systems.