Challenge: RollStream was selected by the corporate purchasing team at one of the world's largest retailers to help accelerate the rollout of Oracle 11i financials. Although it was a challenge to bring a collection of global suppliers together quickly, a cohesive online suppler community was created within months.
Challenge: One of the largest natural gas producers in the United States reached the point where it was processing over 10,000 invoices/month for its Piceance Basin field office alone. They were unable to process these invoices within the standard 30-day timeframe for payment. "Between late fees, operational costs and strained vendor relationships, our payment processing operation was costing us money," said the client's Team Leader. "This was a major issue for us because we were assessed late payment penalties, and we were unable to take advantage of valuable early payment discounts. This directly impacted the business's bottom lineÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"
Challenge: When your company has a commitment to total customer satisfaction, inventory on-hand to meet demand is but one component of the ability to execute. Our client also needed to be responsive with delivery times to maintain a competitive edge. Additionally, growth into overseas markets highlighted the "domestic nature" of their shipping with manually intensive compliance and customs processes for exports.
Challenge: It's hard to manage what you don't know. When our client, a large food ingredient manufacturer sought out our transportation management solution, there was data spread out across multiple facilities and paper freight bills piled high waiting to be processed. Compiling this data into meaningful information was a lengthy and a cumbersome task.
Challenge: "We had been sold bills of goods by previous TMS vendors," explained one MercuryGate customer. "These on-site systems were tough to integrate, difficult to manage and they simply didn't do what they were supposed to do. Mired in data entry and administration, we fell behind in freight payment. Carriers were screaming; we had seven people working 15 hour days, including weekendsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦"
Challenge: Your company spends millions of dollars on shipping every year, and you know there has to be a better way to manage it. McLeod Freight Management Solutions (FMS) not only devises a shipping plan that promises to cut your shipping costs by 10-20% annually, it also ensures that those savings are delivered. Our client achieved savings at that level while managing freight procurement for two Fortune 500 food manufacturers.
Challenge: Key inventory planning personnel retired from a parts manufacturer for heavy duty vehicles, and the resulting experience/knowledge void led to costly inventory mistakes. Because the company's cash was tied up in the wrong inventory, its ability to stock the needed products was limited. Over two years, the company launched a new S&OP process to correct its inventory and cash problems.