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UPM

  • Global paper, pulp and timber manufacturer
  • Turnover of €11+ BN, shipping 50K containers a year (175,000 TUE) with over 12,000 tonnes of airfreight, 520K truckloads, 52K vessels and 19K rail wagons

Implemention of an integrated platform across business lines

Implementation

Managed Services

Business Drivers / Challenges

  • Pressure for process improvement through a common logistics platform
  • Need to realise cost efficiencies through optimisation and shipment planning
  • Incorporation of supply & demand allocation as part of an integrated planning & execution system standardisation
  • Improve service levels to customers and business units

    Solutions

    • Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) implemented across all transport modes: road, ocean & air
    • End-to-end implementation – order, planning, execution, reporting
    • Integration with multiple systems: WMS, SAP & legacy applications of sea freight
    • Post-implementation support

    Results

    • Single uniform systems across the business, with saving in maintenance for legacy systems
    • Reduction in personnel FTE‘s
    • Centralisation of planning
    • Enabled an electronic UPM customs clearance solution
    • Centralisation of data in MIS allowing better logistics purchasing
    • Optimisation of ocean booking
    • Routing and payload optimisation leading to 5% off transport cost in accumulated net saving
    • Access to group transportation contracts to secure best freight rates
    • Operational efficiency in transportation planning, both domestic and international
    • Ability to track and trace all transports
    • Provide information for better inventory management and financial control