Shortly after the first signs of a pandemic, a worst-case scenario has been developed by an expert task force, taking into account central risks, safety measures, continuity and performance issues. To this purpose, regular conferences were scheduled involving management, experts and division heads.

One of the first measures involved the handing out of hardware boxes and the further migration towards virtual machines, increasing the monitoring capabilities of our centralized data links. The rollout came in 3 waves from 30 to 60 and finally to 90% of mobile/remote work. Stabilization of the infrastructure at each of these stages took only 4 weeks.

After achieving a stable operating situation, further optimization measures were taken, such as the capacity expansion of our central servers, the procurement of additional monitors and notebooks and the extension of Internet connectivity. Also, the rollout of Office365 and MS Teams has been speeded up, leading to better and swifter communications.

All collaborators showed a great sense of determination and responsibility during these hectic times, rightfully earning them the designation “Haeger & Schmidt Heroes”. All of this underlines the importance of IT in the logistics business as well as the instant problem-solving mentality and creativity required from IT people in general.

Together with other more common measures such as disinfection and spacing rules, we have been able to make our company “Corona-resistant” in no time, allowing us to provide our customers with the usual service and disponibility.

At Haeger & Schmidt Logistics we are constantly on the lookout for highly motivated and skilled ICT professionals eager to face the many challenges of modern logistics.