Business Goal

  • After Distribution WMS implementations were successfully completed, customer wanted to achieve additional supply chain cost savings by moving to a single TMS provider for all North America distribution facilities.
  • Customer wanted to rollout the single TMS solution to the European distribution centers.
  • Single point of information for Customer Service.

Business Challenge

  • Reduce the overall number of transactions.
  • Design and implement new transactions to consolidate and take the place of eliminated transactions.
  • Regression test the entire process to ensure no gaps exist.

Katalyst’s Solution

  • System landscape includes:
    • Manhattan WMi
    • EDI, EAI
    • 3rd Party VAN integration
  • Integration to TMC
  • Assessed existing systems and processes
  • Provided functional and technical designs working with all stakeholders
  • Developed the WMS side of the new interfaces
  • Performed integration and regression testing of full solution

Successful Deliverables

Within the 6-week timeline, Katalyst successfully helped our client overcome the challenges of integrating a new, single TMS provider with the following results:

  • Reduction in the number of system UI’s required to track orders.
  • Reduction in the number of application interfaces required to operate the network.
  • Provided a single point of information required for customer service.

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