Orchestrating global logistics

Customer Case Study

By unifying tasks previously handled across a fragmented and heavily manual set of tools, on a single orchestration platform, a global company with an annual freight spend of over $60M achieved previously impossible levels of efficiency, transparency, visibility and control.

A vastly complex international logistics operation lacked efficiency, transparency, and control

The Challenge

Our customer had a large international logistics operation with an annual freight spend of over $60M.

This included a complex network of 8 global LSPs managing 12 separate hubs in 5 different countries receiving deliveries from thousands of suppliers and ship goods to the customer’s operations sites across the globe.

A fragmented set of technologies, all operating in silos, were being used to manage operations, including:

  • An enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform
  • Multiple warehouse management systems
  • 8 separate LSP tracking systems

This broken technology stack resulted in a badly fractured logistics operation which lacked efficiency, transparency, visibility, control and agility.

Integration resulted in a unified view of orders, inventory, and logistics requests across all locations

The solution

 

 

Digital twinning into e2log of order and inventory data from the ERP and multiple warehouse management systems across all 12 hubs began, using simple and easy to deploy ingestion techniques, delivering a unified view of orders and inventory across all locations.

Logistics requests started being created via the e2log platform – as opposed to manually – for more efficient and trackable sharing with LSPs.

Diagrammatic icon that represents the unity of complex operations

All 8 LSP tracking systems were integrated into e2log, eliminating manually syncing and unifying data and collaboration within a single user interface.

A true orchestration platform unified logistics operations, leading to dramatic improvements

The Result

The entire logistics process, from the time orders were issued to suppliers, to the goods being received from these suppliers and eventually being shipped to the operation sites across the globe, was completely orchestrated through a single platform.

Unifying the entire global logistics operation under a single platform delivered unprecedented efficiency, transparency, visibility and control.

More real-world results

Outcomes

Outcomes: Electrical Manufacturing

21%

reduction in logistics costs

We’re helping the global leader in electrical and digital building infrastructures digitalize and transform a logistics program that spans thirty-five countries and over a dozen logistics providers. They were up and running just four weeks after kickoff.

Outcomes: Heavy Engineering

70%

increase in process efficiency

Through rapid deployment of logistics request automation and a flexible shipment builder, we helped a heavy engineering company operating on six continents improve dramatically the efficiency of their logistics operations.

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