“We simplify. Whatever it takes.” That is the motto of one of the largest transport and logistics companies in the Netherlands, Vos Logistics. With their own fleet, they provide International Transport and supply logistics solutions to customers such as warehousing, value-added logistics, forwarding, Benelux distribution and home deliveries. Founded in 1944, Vos Logistics now has more than 30 branches, more than 1,300 trucks and 2,600 employees, spread across Europe, after more than 75 years.
Efficiency through digital transformation
For Vos Logistics, digital transformation is the vision for the future, with a focus on digital integrations as a spearhead. As part of these digital integrations, Copernicus has been realizing integrations for Vos Logistics since 2011. The more than 160 integrations provide a high degree of efficiency for Vos and the error sensitivity is greatly reduced. We spoke to Paul van Ham, Corporate IT Manager at Vos Logistics and asked him about his experiences with Copernicus.
Building integrations with logistics relationships
“Logistics have traditionally been oriented. In recent years, Vos Logistics has increasingly come to realize that if we do not change significantly with the help of digitization, we will miss out. This has led, among other things, to Copernicus started building integrations with our logistics relationships.”
Niklas supports rapid expansion and scaling
“The integrations that we have built together with Copernicus are more than just ‘pumping’ data from one system to another. The integrations support logistics processes. Copernicus has mastered these processes and, in addition to the technology, also provides a added value.”
“We could start small with Niklas (Copernicus Integration Platform), quickly expand and scale. It met the need to quickly interface with customers and the protocols offered by Niklas are also quite complete. This convinced me that Niklas is a good fit for us.”
Customer-oriented, flexible and genuinely interested
“What we particularly appreciate in Copernicus is the customer focus. There is so much flexibility, you just feel the people we have contact with that they are genuinely interested in what we do. And we always think along about how we can improve the implementation of Niklas, which is what we look for in a partner.”
“Copernicus is one of my favorite suppliers”
“The solutions Copernicus provides us with are stable. But when there is a problem, we always get excellent cooperation. And that’s what I say: Copernicus is one of my favorite suppliers. They show that they are inherently are interested in Vos Logistics and that they take us seriously as a customer. All in all, I am very satisfied with our relationship and our cooperation.”
“For the future, we are very focused on digital transformation. Implementing automatic scheduling in international transport, letting algorithms plan instead of doing it yourself. All processes within Vos Logistics will run differently. And Copernicus plays an important role in that.”