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Transnova helped Mars Africa to achieve better control of their costs and greater visibility into the transportation process through the implementation of a Transport Management System (TMS).

Business Situation

  • Mars Africa is a wholly owned division of Mars Incorporated supplying leading brands that include ROYCO®, OXO® and MASTERFOODS®.
  • Company faced with manual systems and lack of in-house technology for transport management.
  • Lack of visibility into the transportation process.
  • Lack of control over logistics costs.

Transnova's Role

  • Assess and scope present state of Mars operations.
  • Review and redesign Mars Foods Transport controls.
  • Streamline daily operations.
  • Implementation of Transportation Management System.
  • Project management of successful TMS rollout.
  • Automation of transport planning process for accountability and traceability.
  • Improve visibility within transport operations and trends.

Client Impact

  • Automation of daily transportation tasks:
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Settlement
  • Optimisation of freight routing.
  • Visibility into order and shipment status.
  • Introduced reverse billing functionality to support efficient billing and reporting processes.
  • Accurate and quick Reporting via automated TMS reports.
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