Whenever you want to know about the details how a company benefits from Supply Chain solutions, go into one of the ASUG sessions, running in parallel to the SAPPHIRENOW conference. Kim Price is Business Analyst at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry company and gave a great in-depth presentation on their SAP Transportation Management project in a lecture session. She was supported by Joerg Rohde from Novigo, the SAP partner who did a Proof-of-Concept and implemented the solution.

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When Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company – a trusted manufacturer of plumbing systems since 1901 – decided to deploy version 9.1 of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application, it started an initiative to replace long-standing legacy applications. Their key objective was to quickly modernize their transportation processes, without doing a high-cost and multi-year consulting agreement. Charlotte wanted to improve order consolidation opportunities and automate many functions in planning, freight costing and freight cost distribution.

Key factors for Charlotte Pipe to choose SAP TM were its optimizer functionality, charge management capabilities and, not to forget, deep integration with SAP ECC and Warehouse Management. Charlotte today benefits from a centralized transportation planning and freight cost management, improved consolidation opportunities via order-based planning, and highly efficient operations across customer service, logistics, and financials. You can find further information about this customer project at the Novigo homepage.

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