Industry: Fabrication

Taking Command of Supply Chain Innovation

Charlotte Pipe manufactures the industry’s broadest range of standard and specialty DWV products. They are the only company that makes and ships cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings. Charlotte Pipe serves as a one-source supplier when specifying, purchasing, and installing either or both materials.

Challenges & Solutions

They were looking to modernize their transportation processes by increasing enterprise visibility, improve Order Consolidation opportunities and automate many functions in order and delivery integration, planning, freight costing, and freight cost distribution, and replace a legacy rate database and charge calculation system with transformative technologies, while operating within budget and acquiring the internal skills necessary to fully adopt and manage the system without a high-cost, extended multi-year consulting agreement.

Implementing SAP Transportation Management (TM) was completed on time and budget and gave them full ownership over their system, including ABAP and configuration competencies. With SAP TM integration capabilities with ECC, optimizer functionality and charge management capabilities they got:

  • Extensive SAP TM to WMS integration
  • Numerous SAP ECC customizations require replacement
  • Utilize an Agile project implementation approach supporting landscape transformation
Key Benefits
  • Highly integrated and efficient operations across Customer Service, Logistics, Warehousing, and Financials
  • Centralized Transportation Planning and Freight Cost Management
  • Improved Consolidation opportunities via Order-based Planning
  • Multiple Legacy Systems Decommissioned