Challenge: A first-tier U.S. automotive parts manufacturer was looking to improve its truck order forecasting based on inbound and outbound demand. This included standardizing delivery schedules, streamlining transport management processes and monitoring carriers in a single point of truth.
Solution: Siemens Logistics installed a central, cloud-based control tower that more accurately forecasted demand — and created opportunities to adapt to changes. The solution enabled cross-company collaboration and integration of all parties involved.
Results: The manufacturer now has full visibility — including shipment tracking, truck utilization optimization, on-time performance and individual transport costs, like cost per lane — and can calculate and schedule the appropriate number of trucks to meet demand. The company is also able to assess carrier service quality based on delayed and on-time delivery data, and optimize delivery performance by switching carriers or re-assigning carrier lanes.
About the Solutions Provider: Siemens Logistics LLC is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions that enable our customers to operate at a lower cost while improving performance. Our expertise spans the entire product lifecycle, from innovation to output, and is always backed by superior onsite installation, product and system support, and software capabilities. We specialize in: Airports — comprehensive baggage handling and air cargo systems. Postal and Parcel Automation — intelligent postal and parcel automation solutions. Software Solutions — cloud-based logistics platform software. Customer Service — installation and maintenance support, part offering services, and system enhancement.
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