eBuilder was selected for its Order Fulfillment Cloud Process, delivered as a control tower solution via DHL to optimize Alfa Laval´s global logistics processes.
Barry Hochfelder, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine explained, "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain. Our goal with this year's '100' is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium, and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain."
“We are honored to be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for our work with DHL and Alfa Laval,” said Mikael Ekström, senior vice president of Marketing at eBuilder. “With the control tower solution, Alfa Laval significantly reduced logistics and administrative costs, as well as the number of warehouses. They have obtained end-to-end visibility and control over their entire logistics and transport process. Complexity and the need for collaboration are constantly increasing in our customer’s value networks, and this is an excellent example of how these challenges can be handled with the help of Cloud Processes.”
The complete listing of the 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 award winners can be seen on www.SDCExec.com. Extended coverage of the SDCE100 will appear in the June 2012 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter. "The projects featured in the '100' article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations,”
About eBuilder’s Control Tower Solution for Alfa Laval
eBuilder’s control tower solution provides end-to-end visibility, connectivity, and control over the supply chain process. eBuilder’s automation of Alfa Laval’s logistics operation begins with the planning and ordering phase and continues through to shipment and invoice control. Monitoring of customer order and shipment progress by exception and proactive communication of milestones and exceptions ensures effective decision support across the supply chain.
Some of Alfa Laval’s results:
• 70% reduction in logistics administration staff globally
• 70 warehouses reduced to 3 warehouses
• 30% reduction in stock
• 30% reduction in logistics costs due to order and shipment consolidation
• Environmental impact reduced due to fewer locations and shipment consolidation
• Real-time visibility into Alfa Laval’s end-to-end logistics order fulfillment flow
• 92% of the orders received are now processed without manual intervention
• A 4% reduction in transport invoice charges due to better control of carriers’ invoices
eBuilder is the leading global supplier of Cloud Processes that enable companies and organizations to automate, control, and manage their value networks for Travel and Expense Management, Procurement, Order Fulfillment (supply chain), After Sales (supply chain), and Financial Transactions. eBuilder is unique in its ability to deliver multiple standard processes on the same platform and to customize both processes and integrations. Today eBuilder has customers in over 60 countries and over 500,000 users. Corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden with offices in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, China, and Sri Lanka).
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