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Successful Implementation of SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM)

ALFRED TALKE

Introduction
Customer Benefits
Project Overview
About TALKE
Deep Dive

SAP TM: Successful Implementation at Talke

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As part of the SAP TM implementation at TALKE, the first task was to develop a prototype in the "Dry Bulk" area as a proof of concept for the future SAP Transportation Management System. Based on the prototype and the company processes in transportation, a functional idea was created for the order management, planning, execution, and billing departments. Furthermore, the connection between the existing EDI scenarios and telematics solutions was considered. Subsequently, the SAP TM system was implemented based on the concept. In addition to the functional areas mentioned above, the implementation included connecting to the existing ERP system and a comprehensive master data concept, data migration, and end-user training.

Thanks to our many years of expertise and project experience in freight forwarding logistics, we at Arvato Systems recognized the need for an industry solution in the area of freight forwarding planning at an early stage. We developed an add-on called best4logX as an SAP extension to the LE-TRA module. With the introduction of the SAP solution SAP TM at TALKE, we have focused our activities on this solution and further expanded our forwarding know-how. 

Customer Benefits

Standardized processes for planning, order management and execution of forwarding orders
High data quality through integrated processes and a uniform data model
Robust processes

Project Overview

Initial Situation

TALKE was using an outdated solution for planning its transports, which was also running out of maintenance. For this reason, TALKE wanted to switch to a modern and future-proof system for transport planning that was closely oriented to standard industry processes. Factors such as maintainability, stability, future-proofing and comprehensive transparency were the driving force behind the decision to replace the existing system.

Vision

TALKE wanted to focus on stable and transparent processes in the future. In doing so, the company attached importance to the consistent implementation of an SAP strategy, near-standard processes, higher transparency and process quality, and a modern IT architecture.

Solution

Close collaboration with TALKE and our many years of experience in SAP implementation of transport management solutions enabled us to replace the legacy system completely. As a long-standing SAP customer, TALKE now relies on the SAP technology stack for planning, order management, and execution in Transport Management. The project was implemented using the waterfall method in combination with prototypical elements and supported by our quality management team. 

With the help of our hands-on mentality, we succeeded in prototypical implementation in the search for the best solution and in meeting customer-specific challenges coupled with a view to the SAP standard. 

About TALKE

As a family-run company, TALKE is now one of the world's leading logistics service providers for the chemical and petrochemical industries. The company has positioned itself as an integrated service partner for modern outsourcing and contract logistics solutions in Europe, the Middle East, India, China, and the USA. In doing so, more than 4,000 employees focus on the highest service quality and safety. The specialists in Transport, Logistics, and Logistic Solutions work closely together to offer customized concepts for their customers.

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