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Volvo Group Logistics Services

Volvo Group Logistics Services Reduces Costs with Oracle Transportation Management

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The strength of Oracle Transportation Management is that the system can simultaneously process large volumes of data and enable optimal routes—allowing us to achieve our goal: supply chain stability at low transport cost.

— Anna-Karin Hjerpe, Solution Leader Atlas/OTM, Volvo Group IT

Volvo Group Logistics Services Optimizes Inbound Transportation and Reduces Costs with Dynamic Planning and Transportation Management Solution

Volvo Group Logistics Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of AB Volvo. It provides inbound, outbound, and packaging material logistics services for the Volvo Group all over the world, including Volvo Truck, Volvo Buses, Volvo Construction Equipment, Renault Trucks, Mack Trucks, UD Trucks, and Volvo Powertrain.  
 

 
Challenges
  • Reduce transportation costs by implementing a modern online booking system for material suppliers to support and streamline inbound transportation flows to Volvo’s factories and warehouses around the world
  • Increase competition between transport suppliers, and increase control, to streamline inbound transportation flows and reduce transportation costs further
  • Optimize less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping to save costs
  • Streamline administrative tasks to save time without losing quality
Results
  • Implemented Oracle Transportation Management and successfully reduced transportation costs and streamlined inbound transportation flows—including by truck and ocean—to Volvo’s factories and warehouses around the world
  • Reduced transportation costs and further increased transport flexibility by introducing the concept of dynamic planning, enabling increased competition between carriers, and optimization of each shipment
  • Enabled proactive control of transport flows—through automated KPI reports and business monitors—eliminating logistical bottlenecks, and minimizing the risk of delays in shipments to customers
  • Optimized LTL freight shipping by being able to more effectively consolidate small orders from several material suppliers into a single truck, saving time and costs
  • Introduced opportunities to automate manual administrative procedures, such as payments and freight invoice reviews, providing time and cost savings while minimizing the risk of error

 

We simply believe that Oracle Transportation Management is the best solution in its class—and Oracle is an established supplier with a global presence and reach.

— Björn Nilsson, Delivery Manager, Volvo Group IT

About Volvo Group Logistics Services

Headquarters

 
Gothenburg, Sweden

Employees

 
4,700

Oracle Solutions Used

Published:  Nov 11, 2016