Select the right transportation management system to improve your supply chain processes.
Published on September 23, 2020 – Svea Oldsen, Consultant SAP Transportation Management at Westernacher
Is your supply chain not running smoothly? But it’s not easy to identify the reason why? You don’t know where to start and the current situation around COVID-19 makes your processes even more difficult? A transportation management system helps to optimize your supply chain. But which system fits best to your individual requirements? To be successful in the long run, you have to continuously tackle the challenges around your supply chain and optimize your processes. Let us show you how to achieve this.
Especially in the current situation—the COVID-19 pandemic—there are frequent disruptions in the supply chain, e.g. transportation delays, personnel shortage and the resulting setback in the provision of goods. All this adds to the already existing obstacles. It is extremely important to be able to react quickly to unexpected events. This is made possible by a high level of transparency in your supply chain. You always know the current location of your goods, optimize truckloads and ensure that your customer receives the complete order. In addition, you have full transparency on the costs of external service providers and full control of transportation planning. Do these points depict some of your requirements and would you also like to integrate a transportation management system into your existing system landscape? We will be happy to advise and work with you to develop your individual path to a new, integrated logistics solution.
Taking the first steps.
In the form of a workshop, we will analyze your requirements and pain points. Based on targeted questions, we can get an idea of their sources, effects and the overall situation. In a detailed dialog, we jointly identify further possible deviations and discrepancies. Then we analyze your end-to-end processes step by step. In doing so, we directly pursue any recognizable potential for improvement, taking your set goals into account.
From the processes and goals you present, we will create a roadmap for you. This roadmap contains strategies and suggestions for improvement to eliminate your pain points and achieve your goals. In addition, it contains an evaluation of your processes and improvements, so that the positive effects of meeting your KPIs and keeping your costs down are immediately clear.
How to go on?
If you have yet to make a decision regarding the appropriate software and implementation partner, we will be happy to support you in preparing a tender. Based on the tender, you will get to know other providers and can choose the software that best suits your needs. We will also be happy to advise you in the selection process. Together we will evaluate the offers and analyze the possibilities.
Regardless of which phase you are currently in, please contact us.
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