Industry: Manufacturing - Building Materials

Realizing Savings through Supply Chain Automation

Challenges & Solutions

To elevate their supply chain, we worked to improve their transportation cost by consolidating partial loads, reducing FTEs by increasing automation for carrier selection and tendering, seamlessly integrating between SAP ECC, TM, and EM, and enhancing control with single portal access to accept freight quotations and reporting events.

We successfully integrated SAP ECC, TM, EM, PI, and BW, as well as carrier communication using EDI. We also integrated SMC3 and Rand McNally solutions. And with a single, successful go-live for more than 60 shipping points, we were able to prepare 10 planners for their new supply chain solutions:

  • Consolidating partial loads for customers over a delivery window
  • Adapt to complex and unique requirements for each business unit while maintaining uniformity in design
  • Order scheduling to get transportation routes while creating sales orders
  • Automation for carrier selection with complex rules
Key Benefits
  • First ever implementation of SAP Collaboration Portal
  • Scheduling integration gives clear description of dates to customer advocate
  • Carrier election automation projects to reduce FTE count