Pella Corporation, engaged in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing windows and doors, has implemented Oracle Transportation Management 5.5 to manage its outbound logistics operations by reducing manual processes and achieving better efficiency within its shipping operations.
Oracle stated that based upon Pella’s history of success with the Oracle e-business suite, Pella turned to it for help in creating an automated and integrated platform to streamline its planning and logistics practices.
The Transportation Management 5.5 helps Pella to optimize the flow of incoming products from its manufacturing facilities and synchronize this freight with outgoing loads to minimize freight handling to help protect products during shipping. Additionally, Oracle transportation operational planning, a capability within Oracle Transportation Management 5.5, allows Pella to apply specific business rules and logic to optimize its shipments.
Steve Bowers, logistics manager at Pella Corporation, said: Since deploying Oracle Transportation Management 5.5, we have significantly reduced the need for manual involvement in our load planning operations.
We’ve also gained greater confidence in the reliability and scalability of our system. We anticipate that we’ll see noticeable benefits to our load planning labor efficiencies and are prepared for increased growth in the years ahead.