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HeidelbergCement: ERP in 4 months at 70 distribution centers

When it comes to helping India build a foundation for growth, HeidelbergCement India does its part by delivering more than 4 million tons of cement per year.  The company implemented ERP in just 4 months and now its 70 warehouses quickly and reliably manage orders, reimburse discounts and deliver cement on time to happy customers.



What were the original business objectives?

  • Provide distribution depots with a robust, simple solution for remote-order and supply management.
  • Minimize business and legal risks associated with data quality and reliability
  • Give sales management a platform to improve forecasting and increase sales
  • Provide the flexibility to support customers from any warehouse
  • Support goods receipt, goods issue, real-time inventory tracking, and delivery at remote depots with transparency and accountability across every transaction.


What are the benefits?

  • Four months to implement at 70 distribution warehouses
  • Increase in revenue, t hanks to visibility into daily sales totals that helps actively manage sites
  • Fewer stock outages and more accurate inventory management, thanks to real-time stock information at all depots
  • Improvement in customer satisfaction now that payments are posted in the customer ledger in real time
  • Huge time savings for sales and finance, thakns to process automation
  • Higher sales handled without increasing staff


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