CASE STUDY

How Nestlé is using Transporeon Visibility Hub to manage supply chain disruptions 

About Nestlé

Historically, Nestlé’s transport operations and carrier management have been decentralized, with various countries and business units being responsible for tendering, contracting, and daily operations. This has resulted in several challenges such as duplication of efforts, varying prices and service levels, and lack of visibility. Nestlé therefore made a concerted effort to optimize transportation with real-time visibility a critical capability to realizing major improvements such as decreasing cost, reducing CO2 emissions, improving service-levels, and optimizing internal operations.

An excellent example of how digital technology can help us address today’s challenges.

Sergio Scarcerieau, Zone EMENA Transport Transformation Lead,
Nestlé 

Challenges  

Specifically, Nestlé has been aiming to:

  • Reduce transportation costs across Europe.
  • Enhance environmental sustainability through CO2 emissions reduction.
  • Improve management of carrier landscape & quality of service.
  • Increase customer satisfaction through proactive information & real-time visibility.

Solution

Centrally coordinating transport management and rolling out Transporeon Visibility Hub was the first big step. The ready-to-use cloudbased solution and quick onboarding of the most important carriers allowed Nestlé to quickly unlock the benefits of real-time visibility.

The following real-time visibility features are particularly helpful at achieving its goals:

  • Predictive ETAs & real-time statuses of individual transports to make data-driven decisions.
  • Holistic overview of all transport activity to optimize transport operations across Europe at a glance.
  • Smart dashboard to focus on exceptions that need attention.
  • Reporting & analytics to gain insights on aspects such as quality of service, carrier performance, or CO2 emissions.

Not only does real-time visibility help Nestlé to optimize standard processes and operations, it also provides insights that Nestlé’s supply chain needs in order to react to any kind of situation in a flexible and informed way, especially in times of disruption.

Results

Visibility Hub enabled Nestlé to minimize the impact of uncertainty and react quickly to volatile conditions – experienced during Black Swan events such as the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is providing the necessary foundation for Nestlé to better drive operational decisions and to achieve longterm, strategic goals such as the more flexible and efficient use of transport capacities.

  • Improved service levels and customer satisfaction.

  • Decrease in manual operational resources needed to identify and handle transport journeys.

  • Increased stability of the supply chain (enabling Nestlé to react more flexible and resilient in times of disruption).

  • Improved supply-chain efficiency, including environmental sustainability, based on visibility.

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