Transportation and Warehouse Management for the Digital Age

Upgrade your transportation and warehouse management and optimize your supply chain planning and execution.


How to Optimize Supply Chain Planning and Execution

New trends and technologies are having an impact on supply chains across all industries. To meet the higher expectations, companies are under pressure to reduce planning cycles and find new ways to eliminate supply chain complexity. This calls for comprehensive and flexible supply chain planning to ensure faster responses.

Companies require effective warehouse management, transportation management, and logistics execution systems. At the same time, they need to manage an extended supply chain where all planning and supply chain execution processes are seamlessly connected. This necessitates the sharing of live information throughout the supply network. Real-time IT facilitates this collaboration, helping enterprises prepare for any eventuality.

NTT DATA Business Solutions: Bringing Innovation to SCM with Best-of-Breed Solutions

With highly integrated solutions for transportation management and warehouse management, NTT DATA Business Solutions ensures an optimal interaction of the individual supply chain areas, warehouse logistics, transportation management systems, and track & trace.

And as keen innovators with a close relationship to SAP, we are involved in the development of new SCM solutions from the outset. What’s more, we are present in 24 countries around the globe, meaning you can rely on our expertise and round-the-clock support wherever you are.

My Supply Chain Group

NTT DATA Business Solutions recently announced its acquisition of the US SAP consulting company, My Supply Chain Group, LLC (MSCG). With this acquisition, NTT DATA Business Solutions is not only significantly expanding its presence in the USA, but also extending its service portfolio with essential supply chain planning and execution capabilities.

MSCG focuses exclusively on SAP solutions, and specializes in supply chain process re-engineering and application implementation services utilizing SAP Extended Warehouse Management, Integrated Business Planning/Advanced Planning and Optimization, and Transportation Management.

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Offerings from My Supply Chain Group

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) to digitize and accelerate your warehouse operations so you can manage a high volume of goods with a modern, flexible warehouse management system. The SAP EWM solution will enable your business to:

  • Reduce warehouse costs: maximize the use of resources – such as equipment, space, time and people – to realize new savings.
  • Improve service: reduce order cycle times and offer modern, value-added services to customers.
  • Increase productivity and accuracy: standardize processes and procedures, reducing error rate and increasing inventory accuracy.
  • Enhance flexibility and scalability: make processes more malleable and use automation to handle high-volume transactions seamlessly.
  • Boost transparency: gain new visibility into stock, processes, labor utilization and warehouse automation.
  • Strengthen compliance: manage compliance with multi-national regulations in international trade processing and sustainability efforts.

SAP Yard Logistics (YL)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Yard Logistics (YL) to maximize your visibility into all yard processes and preview planned workloads with a range of visualization and reporting tools. The SAP YL solution will enable your business to:

  • Improve visibility into your processes: get products and services to market faster and improve customer service by identifying, avoiding, and solving potential issues with greater insight and control.
  • Accelerate gate-in and gate-out processes: achieve a significant reduction in processing time and staffing needs by supporting capabilities for executing activities faster and increasing yard throughput.
  • Use assets and areas more efficiently: increase the productivity of your existing equipment – such as shag trucks and shunting locomotives – to lower your overall need for additional resources.

SAP Transportation Management (TM)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Transportation Management (TM) to consolidate orders and maximize the return on your transportation spend. Forecast demand and shipment volumes accurately to fine-tune transportation planning. The SAP TM solution will enable your business to:

  • Increase business productivity: manage transportation requirements with more efficiency and less redundancy through automation and electronic collaboration – from order entry to settlement – with a sophisticated TMS system.
  • Improve end-to-end visibility and service: lower spend on expedites and overhead with electronic tracking and tracing, cross-system document flow, freight consolidation, and data-driven rate negotiation.
  • Improve cash flow for freight transportation: reduce unplanned overcharges and eliminate invoice errors by settling costs accurately and automating accrual generation, auditing, and charge tracking.
  • Standardize logistics processes and operations: deliver a consistent logistics experience by centralizing rate and data management with a common platform that is simple to integrate, extend, deploy, and access.
  • Accelerate decision-making with real-time insight: deliver flexible reporting to assess all freight costs, while evaluating transportation intelligence with graphical and interactive dashboards running on SAP HANA.

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to link strategic and operational supply chain planning with real-time visibility, response and execution. The SAP IBP solution will enable your business to:

  • Coordinate and integrate enterprise planning: run real-time scenarios and simulations to gain deep insights, with advanced cognitive and predictive analytics.
  • Unify sales and operations planning: give planners what they need to spend less time on routine problems and more time on strategic and value-added activities.
  • Enable the full range of demand and forecast management: evaluate plans and their potential impacts on service and working capital investments.
  • Optimize response and supply planning: use powerful analytics, increased supply chain visibility and social collaboration to communicate and refine optimized supply plans.
  • Support inventory planning and multi-stage optimization: strike the right balance to increase revenues, along with inventory turn rates and customer service levels.
  • Gain more transparency with an Intelligent Control Tower: improve supply chain performance by monitoring, measuring and responding to supply chain events with configurable alerts and visibility that impacts your supply chain metrics in real time.

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO)

My Supply Chain Group (MSCG) provides expertise with SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) to support and integrate all of your supply chain planning activities. The SAP APO solution will enable your business to:

  • Improve supply and demand planning for both internal and external supply chains.
  • Tightly integrate with SAP ERP to access sales, material and other data.
  • Increase forecast accuracy and minimize inventory buffers.
  • Align mid- to long-term demand plans with your overall supply capacity.
  • Create optimized production plans for all of your factories.
  • Provide reliable sales order confirmation dates.

Are You Facing Business Challenges in Supply Chain Management?

New business processes

Modern trends such as omnichannel commerce are forcing businesses to rethink their supply chain planning and warehouse management.

Higher customer expectations

Customers in the digital age are more empowered and informed than ever. Companies now have to meet rising expectations.

Greater focus on efficiency

Speed is key in the digital age. The on-demand economy necessitates faster processes, which modern technology facilitates.

Increased supply chain complexity

To overcome supply chain complexity and unpredictability, companies need to share real-time information throughout the supply network.

A growing need for flexibility and scalability

Just like manufacturing processes, transportation management needs to be flexible and scalable to adapt to periods of high and low demand.

Shorter planning cycles

Businesses are under pressure to accelerate planning cycles. Real-time IT can help companies plan effectively and remain competitive.

Modern Tech for Increased Supply Chain Efficiency

In addition to posing several challenges for supply chain management, the digital age presents a number of opportunities. For example, millennial employees are demanding access to intuitive user interfaces – – such as those of smartphones and tablets – in the workplace. Embracing these modern devices encourages a more flexible, mobile workforce. It also helps employees learn new processes more quickly, potentially reducing the amount of time and money companies must dedicate to training.

Meanwhile, other technology such as automated conveyor systems and logistics tools can raise productivity and quality standards in warehousing. And innovations like robotics and augmented reality can assist in manufacturing operations, increasing overall supply chain efficiency.

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Optimize Your Warehouse Management with the Digital Twin

In this video, Wolfgang Möller gives a lecture on the digital twin as applied to the product lifecycle management of a warehouse.

Be inspired by our digital twin scenario, providing a look at all parties involved: the manufacturer, the operator, and the maintenance provider.

mobilcom-debitel Is Convinced by it.x-press

mobilcom-debitel is the largest wireless network provider in Germany, shipping up to 10,000 items per day. Thanks to it.x-press developed by NTT DATA Business Solutions, mobilcom-debitel needs less personnel, delivers about 10% more daily output, and reduced its error quote significantly.

How Our Customers Benefit from Us

Boughey Distribution

The customer portal's comprehensive range of functions brings direct benefits, allowing customers to easily process and manage orders, and book in and manage their goods. It makes the process of monitoring, analysing and overseeing stock levels simple, with the ability to produce regular KPIs.

Malvern Panalytical

Malvern Panlytical were convinced that if the project was delivered successfully, they would benefit by reducing transactional processing overheads from their supply chain, whilst reaping the benefits of better collaboration with their suppliers, communicating in real-time.

Rügenwalder Mühle Carl Müller GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Zwischenahn, Germany

For six generations, Rügenwalder Mühle Carl Müller, has been one of the most important and well-known food manufacturers in Germany. Rügenwalder Mühle has specialized on meat and meat substitutes, especially sausages and ham.

Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG, Lengerich, Germany

Bischof + Klein is a leading full-service supplier of flexible plastic and plastic laminate packaging as well as of technical films. The product range encompasses traditional industrial packaging, highly converted consumer packaging and innovative special films for technical applications.

Fastbolt Schraubengroßhandels GmbH, Gronau, Germany

Wholesaler Fastbolt Schraubengroßhandels GmbH is a product range specialist for industrial connecting elements, delivering all kinds of screws, bolts, and nuts among other things.

tedox KG, Bovenden-Harste, Germany

At tedox, a wholesaler for interior design products, customers can find almost everything they need for their homes, and that for several decades. Fully relying on the word of mouth, tedox doesn't need any kind of advertising.

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, Esbjerg, Denmark

Before the company had to get all the information from the SAP system and eight employees in the shipping department entered the data manually into the transporters IT systems. Now the data transfer to UPS, Fedex and Danish Freighters is almost fully automated.

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