Industry: Manufacturing - Building Materials

Enhancing Communication, Improving Transportation

A Swiss-based building materials and aggregates company, as of 2014 Holcim does business in more than 70 countries and employs 71,000 people. Their largest business segment is the manufacture and distribution of cement and aggregates.

Challenges & Solutions

Together, we identified the key objectives to elevate their supply chain. Shortening planning time with optimization would lead to quicker carrier acquisition of loads, better communication on freight tender and load tracking, and better capacity management and truck availability would bring big benefits to their business.

With a 10-month implementation, covering over 75 operating plants, we were able to install SAP Transportation Management, SAP Event Management, and SAP Enterprise Portal for carriers to ensure their supply chain ran smoothly:

  • Unique carrier rating structure, which drove retaining and extracting data from ECC
  • Readying SAP Mobile apps for tendering and tracking for customer implementation
  • Design gap between SAP TM continuous move and customer’s expectation
Key Benefits
  • Improved transportation savings
  • Made carrier capacity more transparent
  • Improved truck reutilization rates
  • Enhanced communication with carrier