(Singapore / Shanghai, 5 March 2010) Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd officially opened its first ever IT Shared Services Centre (SSC) at the Jiangsu Software Park in Nanjing.
The SSC occupies more than 15,000 square feet and will primarily pool IT functions such as application development, maintenance, application operations, information and communication technology infrastructure and help desk, for the DB Schenker Asia Pacific organisation and several countries in the region. The Euro 1.5 million project investment for the SSC is expected to yield a project payback in less than three years through greater cost efficiencies and economies of scale.
Officiating at the opening, Member of the Board of Management and CIO for Schenker AG, Peter Schumann said, "In order to compete in the long run, companies need to constantly assess and adjust their IT strategy and thus ensure meaningful investments in technology, infrastructure and process improvements." He also added that this SSC has the potential to become a pilot for global use to deliver more efficient and standardized processes based on global standards.
Steve Dearnley, CEO for Asia Pacific, added, "We are constantly looking at ways to improve our efficiency and this SSC is an innovative example of that. We are optimistic that it will provide a greater competitive advantage for us and indirectly to our customers, as we calibrate a more robust and responsive IT Services structure."