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Digitale Transformation

The simpler, the better!

forwerts GmbH and LGI Logistics Group have pooled their talents to transform a digital brainwave into a functioning business model for the new "pakadoo" courier service they’re showcasing at CeBIT 2016.

18 Mar. 2016

Wikipedia defines the concept of a work-life balance as "proper prioritizing between work and lifestyle". And a growing number of companies are recognizing that an attractive working environment can motivate employees and boost their productivity by making them more content. A new innovation in the logistics sector is now making things easier for everyone by saving workers the fuss and bother that’s often involved in receiving a home delivery. LGI Logistics Group International GmbH has devised the pakadoo business model so that employees can take delivery of private packages at their workplace both safely and legally. By grouping together consignments, pakadoo also reduces CO2 emissions, which improves sustainability at the same time. A number of big-name companies are already using this new delivery system with great success.

At first glance, the principle behind pakadoo seems incredibly simple. First, a pakadoo point is set up at the company as a drop-off point for private packages addressed to employees. When a package is deposited, it is scanned with the pakadoo app and the addressee is automatically sent an email notification containing a QR code. They then have to use this code and their PIN number to collect the package from the pakadoo point. The procedure might sound very straightforward, but it’s based on a sophisticated IT and distribution concept – which is why LGI teamed up with the specialists at forwerts in Stuttgart. Their expertise in the targeted use of Microsoft Azure has been key in getting this innovative delivery concept off the ground. Thus pakadoo and forwerts GmbH are appearing together at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover to show how the brainwave behind a digital concept can be transformed into a functioning business model.

forwerts GmbH (71332 Waiblingen, Germany), Hall 4, Stand C31, partner of Microsoft Deutschland