Fewer delays, less manual tasks, time and money saved
Limagrain Europe contributes €600 million annually to the Limagrain Group, an international co-operative group owned by farmers. Operating with a network of around 20 European subsidiaries, serving customers in close to 50 countries, field crops are its speciality. Each year, Limegrain Europe ships approximately five million bags of seeds.
Road freight transport is Limagrain Europe’s main mode of transportation, in addition to a handful of transports moved by sea and air. An annual budget of between €15 million and €20 million is allocated for transportation needs spanning multiple regions.
As a responsible agricultural organisation, Limagrain Europe strives to optimise its transport operations while minimising its environmental impact.
As part of a major transformation programme, the Transporeon project was delivered on time and well integrated with our other transactional tools, thus preparing us for the future.
Seeds can’t stand the heat: the pressure of seasonality got too much
The peak shipment period for maize and sunflower seeds is from December to April, accounting for about three-quarters of all volume. Relying on manual methods and tools that lacked integration to assign transport during peak periods involved time-consuming data compilation, manipulation and re-entry.
On top of this, Limagrain Europe’s tendering process was managed using Excel. Developing a clear transport strategy was a painful task peppered with data consolidation and lengthy processing.
Solutions and benefits
Limagrain chooses Transporeon for modular and integrated suite of solutions
Transporeon was up against several competitors in the call for tenders launched by Limagrain Europe. Our modular and integrated suite tipped the balance in Transporeon’s favour – since then, a growing list of modules continue to support Limagrain Europe achieve its business goals.
Fewer delays, less manual tasks, more time and money saved
Limagrain Europe reports a long list of cost- and time-saving improvements since completing onboarding and integration with the Transporeon platform.
From faster carrier assignment, to reducing human error, to better visibility and higher levels of customer satisfaction – the entire project exceeded expectations from the word go.
Facts and figures
- €2 billion annual Group turnover
- 20 European subsidiaries
- 50 countries
- 6 million bags of seeds per year
- €15 to €20 million transporation budget
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