DIGITIZE YOUR TRANPORTATION PROCESSES TO DEAL WITH FLUCUTATING DEMANDS, INFLEXIBLE TIMELINES AND COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAINS
'AGCO reduced its transportation spend and inventory on hand by 25% while at the same time increasing performance.'
Greg Toornman, VP, Global Materials, Logistics, and Freight Management at AGCO
Demand forecasting, inventory management, returns management… Businesses in the discrete manufacturing sector face a unique set of challenges. On top of this they also have to deal with more common issues, such as increased competition, tighter margins and more demanding customers. However, a number of businesses manage to thrive in this environment and digitalizing their transportation processes plays a key role.
By automating manual tasks, collecting data from across the production and logistics cycle and streamlining processes, businesses benefit from lower costs, better forecasting and higher margins. And while linking production and logistics processes used to be a pipe dream, now businesses are benefitting from real-time data sharing and analysis to ensure production schedules and freight transportation are in sync.
Alpega success story
Within the course of only a few years AGCO’s worldwide transportation organization was changed achieving impressive results: 25% less transportation costs and 14% less CO 2 emissions whilst at the same time improving on-time delivery by 10% and process compliance by more than 15%. In addition to that, the network performance was increased by 15% and days of supply went down by up to 24% in some cases.