PAPER & PRINT


SUSTAINABLE BODY CARE, HYGIENE AND FOREST PRODUCTS


> 21.000 TRANSPORTS PER MONTH

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Essity

An e-logistics system for all european operations

Customer

SCA (since June 2017 listed as Essity on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) develops and produces sustainable body care, hygiene and forest products, distributing these in more than 100 countries worldwide. In addition to the global brands TENA and Tork, Essity owns regional brands including Lotus and Tempo. In 2012, Essity took over the European business of its competitor Georgia-Pacific (GP). An extensive logistics inventory audit found that most GP sites in Europe were using a different logistics system to the one used by Essity.

There was no question of running two systems in parallel. The Transporeon e-logistics system strengthens the entire supply chain and gives us a clear competitive advantage.

Norbert Dummeldinger, Director of Logistics 
ESSITY

Challenges

  • Avoid the complexity of running two systems in parallel – Essity did not want duplicate system and interface maintenance and technical innovation management
  • Improve distribution efficiency by standardizing, harmonizing, and allocating all time slot management processes via a single system
  • Make it easier and less time consuming for carriers to complete their booking tasks
  • Offer support to all shippers and carriers in their preferred languages

Solution

  • Essity  implemented a Transporeon solution at the former GP sites, and extended Transporeon Time Slot Management to all locations already using the Transporeon transport assignment and shipment tracking solution
  • Today, this e-logistics solution covers 28 sites in a total of twelve countries, connecting approximately 800 carriers
  • Essity is using Transporeon Time Slot Management in 41 different locations
  • “We continue to work closely with Transporeon to make the best use of our system”

Results

dependable planning

As well as planning further ahead, the organization can do so with higher levels of certainty.

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multilingual support

Transporeon offers its platform, software, and support in 24 different languages so requests from both shippers and carriers can be answered in their preferred languages.

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simplification

This single e-logistics solution for all European locations makes “a significant contribution” to simplifying processes at the ramps.

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data transparency

The benefits of the Transporeon solution “quickly became apparent” and SCA appreciates increasing data transparency.