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Henkel – with SAP Add-on for SAP Transport Management improves Planning & Forecasting as well as Routing & Loading

In the following case, learn how ORTEC for SAP enabled Henkel to digitise and automate a large part of its planning process; Now planners need to focus only on exceptions instead of tedious manual tasks.

Automated planning drives efficiency for a sustainability leader

Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. The company operates in three business areas: Adhesive technologies, beauty care, and laundry & home care. It holds leading positions with its three business units, thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its laundry & home care and beauty care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. The company employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by strong company culture and a common purpose to create sustainable value.

Henkel wanted to generate more profitable growth for its global and diverse portfolio of products

To achieve this, they needed to become more customer-focused, more innovative, agile and digital. Improving their planning process was necessary to support this goal.

Additionally, environmental sustainability is a core value at Henkel and they continuously reinforce their position as a leader in this space. Further, they look to suppliers who are as responsible as they are. Henkel saw ORTEC’s Ecovadis Gold Status as an added benefit to choose ORTEC as their technology partner.

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Entering the world of digital and automated planning

ORTEC’s solution allowed Henkel to digitise its planning process for internal (stock transfer) orders. Sophisticated algorithms now allow planners to focus on exception handling, while most logistics flows are planned automatically based on master data, operational data and business rules.

The Benefits – Henkel has seen many advantages thanks to ORTEC’s solution

  • Prioritätsbasierter Beladealgorithmus
  • Bedarfsorientierte Planung und Kontrolle der Nachschubprozesse
  • Automatisiertes Erstellen von SAP-Belegen
  • Keine Schnittstellen
  • Effiziente Auslastung der einzusetzenden Ladungsträger
  • Flexibilität bei der Planung auf Belegpositionsebene
  • Minimierung der Planungszeiten
  • More efficient planning. Planners spend less time on manual tasks and focus only on exceptions.
  • The availability of data allows for more accurate and timely planning decisions.
  • Transport costs have been reduced with optimised truck loads.

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Jason Lafata

Jason Lafata

SAP Solutions

Senior Account Manager
Tel. +49 421 96039- 0
E-Mail: jason.lafata@ortec.com

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