Safexpress, IBM to jointly deploy PROPEL-i to drive business transformation

IBM Corp., an American multinational technology company based in the U.S-, has made it to the headlines recently for establishing a strategic partnership with India’s leading supply chain and logistics firm- Safexpress.

Reports have it that the company, in alliance with Safexpress, has incorporated an end-to-end cloud logistics platform, PROPEL-i, which was conjointly designed by IBM Global Business Services.

It has been claimed that the digital platform will allow the company to gain agility in demand management, offer enhanced transparency and visibility for its clients, and obtain advanced as well as flexible pricing modelling abilities.

For the record, Safexpress have garnered immense popularity for offering an expansive range of innovative supply chain services like third-party logistics, express distribution, and consultation to its potential customers.

PROPEL-i stands to be an internal logistics operations management collection of applications built by IBM for Safexpress. It has been designed particularly with a mobile-first policy, which is likely to enable the field staff to undertake operations from anywhere and frees the company to migrate to a desktop-free network in turn maximizing the office space.

Moreover, by making use of the container administration competences of Kubernetes embed on a public cloud, PROPEL-i platform provides Safexpress with increased scalability, security, and availability. The platform’s API interface binds well with the company’s client system and enables restructuring of workflows and efficiencies in internal processes.

While speaking on the collaboration, Group CIO at Safexpress-Kapil Mahajan mentioned that PROPEL-i, which currently stands to be the technology company’s new transportation management network, has been developed with Design Thinking at its core and centered around 4 fundamental pillar including Process, Technology, Data, and People.

He added that its microservices-based could-native architecture would bolster Safexpress’s position as a market leader both from technology and logistics viewpoint while helping it respond faster to the market dynamics while reducing down the cost, time, and effort on new product development lifecycle.

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