This global specialty materials company engineers and manufactures a wide variety of products essential to everyday living. As a recognized product and process technology innovator, the company helps create applications that meet the needs of its customers around the globe. The company has a highly diversified product portfolio that serves a broad range of end-use applications. With a demanding and diverse customer base, it requires a flexible, highly responsive approach to logistics.
In the past, this technology and specialty materials company used basic capabilities in its ERP system for transportation management. In 2014, the firm recognized that it needed a new, and better, approach. It sought a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS) that could optimize freight flows within and across all global regions and across all modes of transportation. The firm conducted an extensive evaluation of the TMS market and identified a single solution could meet all of its requirements: the Kewill-Transport solution as proposed and deployed by CLX Logistics.
This global company made its selection in mid-2014, supporting its corporate strategy to integrate global processes and management teams in order to streamline and optimize its global supply chain. The new CLX Logistics solution went live in the winter of 2014.
Today, the firm relies on the Kewill-CLX Logistics solution across all of its business units, all modes of transportations, and both within and across its global regions. To date, the CLX Logistics solution is enabling it to achieve these outcomes:
- By automating all of its freight planning, execution, accounting, and freight payment processes, this shipper is driving significant efficiencies across all transport-related activities. In addition, it is realizing improved adherence to procurement strategies, achieving highly accurate freight cost accruals, and maintaining tight control over freight payments.
- Thanks to tight integration between its SAP supply chain planning solution and transportation planning and execution, the shipper has gained transparency and visibility to freight planning, shipments in transit, carrier performance, and freight costs. It’s doing so via a single platform and with global scale.
- Finally, the shipper is able to optimize the way it applies contracts and relationships with transport providers, as well as generate system-wide reporting on costs, performance, and other KPIs while achieving economies of scale across businesses and geographies.