The rise and fall of GraphQL at sennder
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The rise and fall of GraphQL at sennder

We started using GraphQL in the sennder engineering team in late 2016. Three years later, we have decided to stop using it.   Why we chose GraphQL in 2016 When we introduced GraphQL at sennder about three years ago, we had been running into performance problems with our REST API: When querying resources and related...

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Telematics in logistics – fleet management made easy

Spurred by digitisation and technology, the logistics market has grown to a market value of 258 billion Euros in 2016 alone, a continuous increase of almost 4% since 2004. An important technological trend to the prevailing of the manual organisation in the freight forwarding sector is telematics. In the meantime, every major forwarding company has recognized...

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Revolutionizing the spare parts logistics by 3D-printers

The logistics industry is facing a transformation – the digitization now affects every area of the industry. For many of our customers that are operating in the manufacturing industries, the spare parts logistics, for instance, is an important and in part cost-intensive aspect of the Supply Chain. So far it is fallen back on the...

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Decide for yourself what’s important to you!

Transparency is one of the main distinguishing features, which sennder differentiates, as a young start-up, from the established players in the logistics sector. Those who book a transport or make a request on sennder.com are immediately given a price. We do not use nested structures of subcontractors, but are in direct contact with your driver....

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Logistics trends analysis: delivery by drone

With the objective of digitalizing Europe´s Express logistics industry, we keep track of each logistics trend in detail. Especially on the subject of same-day-delivery the plans and ideas to technological innovations accumulate, to ensure the speed and flexibility of the last mile. Some start-ups like Matternet or Microdrones, but also Amazon or DHL with a...

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Software Insights: sennder’s transport model

Live Tracking and monitoring of all transportation data optimises every area of the supply chain. Which technical model enables this service at sennder is explained by our developer Konstantin in the following words with further insight into our technology: At the core of our software, well sheltered behind the REST and GraphQL APIs lies our...

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Is 2017 the year of cargo tech?

After FinTech, AdTech, HealthTech and FashionTech, a new Tech-Trend takes place among Europe’s Start-ups – CargoTech. Three approaches to CargoTech, Software-as-a-Service, marketplace and One-Stop Shop The majority of the logistics sector is working with outdated technological resources. Many processes are still carried out analogue and offline. Starting with orders that are placed by fax, to...

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Why Live GPS Tracking for trucks optimizes your transportation business

How location tracking by GPS can not only save costs and time effort, but also increase customer satisfaction. Anyone who makes use of a modern fleet management value today, cannot do without GPS positioning of vehicles within a transport process. What is the use of the real-time tracking of the trucks however for you as...