Shipping and logistics are relevant cost drivers in many companies. Many processes in supply chain management are nowadays processed using isolated solutions that have grown over time and which are not based on uniform information. In logistics processing, for example, programs provided by various CEP service providers (courier express parcel) are used, which often have no interface or integration with the ERP system. This makes simple processes, such as shipment tracking, unnecessarily difficult and complicated. Through intelligent management of these processes and the use and consistent connection of express delivery service providers for shipping, the entire logistics process can be mapped consistently and transparently in SAP. This results in considerable cost savings for companies.
In wholesale and industry, a customer often places several orders manually on the same day for different projects or additional deliveries to the same ship-to party are triggered electronically via an automatic ordering system. The consequence of these double deliveries are high transport costs due to unnecessary delivery routes and further packaging.
The SAP solution by FIS addresses these two challenges: It enables cost reductions through the optional shipping with express delivery service providers and their consistent integration and prevents inefficient double deliveries with different shipping types to one and the same ship-to party on the same day.