Industry: Consumer Goods

Global Solutions, Tailored to Unique Needs

Colgate-Palmolive is a multinational company that produces, distributes, and provides household products, such as soap, detergent, oral hygiene products and more. They reach over 200 countries and territories around the world.

pdf: Success Story (eng)

Challenges & Solutions

Working together, we identified a more effective path forward for their supply chain. Centralizing the transportation planning department, implementing SAP Transportation Management (TM) and Event Management (EM) as one global instance for transportation planning and execution, and integrating tracking processes into O2I from a business and IT point.

A 9-month implementation covered all domestic business in North America and Canada, big-bang transition from TPVS to SAP TM, integrating logistics events with order management events, and supporting custom daily operational reports run within the SAP ERP System ensured their supply chain was positioned for success:

  • Design a globally adaptable solution that accommodates specific business requirements with minimal custom development
  • Transition from manual planning and tendering to a more automated system
  • Train new end users in the system and business process
  • Integrate SAP APO to support Backorder processing (BOP)
Key Benefits
  • Increased business by 1.7%
  • Reduced freight spend by 1.3% and hundredweight cost by 3%
  • Shipment planning reduced from 2 hours to 15 minutes
  • Increased efficiency in carrier selection and multi-stop shipment creation