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Global chemicals conglomerate digitizes, optimizes and scales their global supply chain with Pando Fulfillment Cloud

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Industry:

Chemicals

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Solutions used:

Collaborative Execution
Packing Execution
Fulfillment Monitor

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Challenge:

Having relied on manual processes before Pando, this global chemicals conglomerate had been seeing inefficiencies in their picking and packing processes. These inefficiencies ultimately led to higher freight costs and complexities with physical documentation - which were further compounded by the fact that the company dealt in the shipping of both hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

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Results:

~10k+ documents are auto-generated out of Pando for shipments

 

$3mn in freight charges are spent per quarter through Pando 
 
43k+ shipments roughly are sent out of Pando with 48k+ cartons packed each month
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About the company

This leading multinational chemicals organization manufactures and distributes analytical instruments, test kits and reagents used to test the quality of water. Their customers include local and regional municipalities, water-processing authorities, and other organizations in dozens of countries across the world. Their supply chain network includes locations within the US, Europe and Thailand.  

The complexities of compliance

A significant part of this organization's shipping operations involves shipping goods that fall under the 'Dangerous Goods (DG)' category, and as a result, it's imperative to adhere to the regulations specific to that particular shipped material. Packing, labeling, and transporting chemical products safely across borders requires complying with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals as well as checking off compliance lists and being granted several government approvals.

In addition to this, the company dealt with domestic as well as export and import trade on multiple modes of transport including air, road, and ocean moving both LTL and FTL shipments to various locations. This resulted in a fragmented view of their network and poor visibility which translated to inefficient demand planning and fulfillment.

Pando Fulfillment Cloud for Global Chemicals Enterprise

Simplifying packing & labeling with seamless automation

Through an integration with a FedEx-recommended hazardous goods labeling solution, Pando's Packing Execution solution was able to ensure the validation of the chemicals according to material type with all appropriate labels displayed and the regulatory documents were made readily available on the platform for printing. In addition to this, a master data specific to the management of dangerous goods was set up within Pando's solution with details like product shipping name, UNID, packing group, and mode of transfer recorded at the backend. This made it possible for the company to distinguish their deliveries, provide packing instructions at pack stations with specialized consolidation and repack functionalities, and enable automatic printing of necessary documentation.

Simplifying packing & labeling with seamless automation

Through an integration with a FedEx-recommended hazardous goods labeling solution, Pando's Packing Execution solution was able to ensure the validation of the chemicals according to material type with all appropriate labels displayed and the regulatory documents were made readily available on the platform for printing. In addition to this, a master data specific to the management of dangerous goods was set up within Pando's solution with details like product shipping name, UNID, packing group, and mode of transfer recorded at the backend. This made it possible for the company to distinguish their deliveries, provide packing instructions at pack stations with specialized consolidation and repack functionalities, and enable automatic printing of necessary documentation.

Enabling seamless collaboration through the transport execution process

Cross country freight charges for all means of transport - air, road, and ocean for both full container and less-than-load containers, were incorporated into Pando's Collaborative Execution solution. Identification of the suitable mode of transport depending on the organization's freight priorities and seamless collaboration was ensured with specialized workflows to manage air, ocean and inland movements.

Enabling seamless collaboration through the transport execution process

Cross country freight charges for all means of transport - air, road, and ocean for both full container and less-than-load containers, were incorporated into Pando's Collaborative Execution solution. Identification of the suitable mode of transport depending on the organization's freight priorities and seamless collaboration was ensured with specialized workflows to manage air, ocean and inland movements.

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Unlocking unified dashboards for enhanced visibility

By integrating with carriers like FedEx, UPS, and DHL, Pando's platform allowed the organization to create shipments, notify carriers, and generate manifests as well as receive, validate, and update the tracking numbers for each shipment. These seamless integrations also ensures the company access to critical shipment information on multiple shipments across carriers within a single platform. With Pando's Fulfillment Monitor, this leading chemicals enterprise can now track shipment status, delays, and detention of chemicals from within the solution.

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Scaling globally with Pando

The global chemicals conglomerate continues to see tremendous improvements in their warehousing and transportation process efficiencies which empowers them to move beyond boundaries and barriers in their space. 

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