Better control in logistics for greater profitability

Better control in logistics for greater profitability

Detailed knowledge about an enterprise’s own cost and earnings structure is increasingly becoming a key success factor for transport and logistics companies: Only service providers who know their most profitable products, transport routes, customers and partners in detail can align their business accordingly to make it more profitable and fly in the face of growing competition in the market.

Particularly in parcel shipping, individual process steps and costs are comprehensively documented through permanent scanning procedures. An overall analysis and assessment of this valuable information is nonetheless hampered in practice as the data generated is often distributed across various IT systems (logistics, finance etc.). A leading parcel and express service provider therefore took the decision to solve this entrepreneurial challenge together with Q_PERIOR using SAP HANA’s new technological potential. In a first step, the company developed an extensive process cost model for all shipment transactions. The technical implementation using in-memory technology from SAP enabled a detailed calculation of the contribution margin right down to the level of an individual parcel. This approach allowed the logistics company to conduct extensive profitability analysis of products, customers, partners and transport routes. The result is used as a control basis for Controlling, Sales and Marketing. Q_PERIOR provided support for the successful project from the technical concept right through to implementation.

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What did our customer achieve?

  • Comprehensive compilation of the information relevant for control, e.g. profit margin per customer
  • Transparency of cost and earnings structures right down to the “parcel” level as a basis for strategic decisions
  • Integration of various data sources (logistics and financial data) into one system that supports extensive analysis options

  • IT cost reduction through simplifying the data models and avoiding redundancies

Solution architecture based on SAP HANA

Q_PERIOR is skilled in handling bulk data and SAP technologies and also has the necessary logistics process knowledge. This is our basis for the successful implementation of numerous SAP HANA projects. We would welcome the opportunity of discussing this and sharing our experience with you!

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